RE: WIKIPEDIA

Subject: RE: WIKIPEDIA
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: 'Ed' <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, 'RÃdacteur en chef' <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:37:29 +0000

"So what's the alternative? Only let "qualified" writers with "life experience" edit Wikipedia?"

In short, yes. Would you want under-qualified writers with little or no experience writing aircraft repair manuals?

"Democracy often ain't pretty."

And truth isn't democratic.

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Ed
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:29 PM
To: 'RÃdacteur en chef'; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: WIKIPEDIA

So what's the alternative? Only let "qualified" writers with "life experience" edit Wikipedia? Democracy often ain't pretty.

For the record, I've been paid by an organization (non-profit) to update their Wikipedia page, which was flagged as biased and needing references. I've not checked in a few months, but last time I did, the content was not changed, and it was no longer flagged.

-=Ed.


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