Skip to comments.The Wikipedia Takeover
Posted on 12/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Prominent gender and media studies professors from across the country converged recently to help host what was dubbed by organizers as a Feminist, Anti-Racist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to create or influence dozens of entries on the online encyclopedia.
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Maybe an FR wikipedia version that has stricter guidelines for entering data?
And this is why I would never donate to Wikipedia, even though it has very useful information on factual things like ammunition, or chemistry, or architecture.
“With that, it remains unclear exactly what additions and changes were made to Wikipedia during the event.”
No. That would quickly become marginalized as a “right wing” site. We need to drag the real wikipedia over to the right or at least the center.
Campus leftists can’t abide there being a relatively unbiased place out there to get information.
Wikipedia is brutal toward the conservative writers; they need an ombudsman who can check into individual cases and see if the liberal staff, which they say numbers only 150, handled the blocks and bans fairly. False charges are often filed against writers, such as plagiarism, copyright violations, lack of original writing in paraphrasing. One can be blocked indefinitely for practically nothing. Even when untrue, the Wikipedia people still accept the false charges as fact. Apparently the average “editor” is only 25 and thinks he knows everything worth knowing. Of course, the writers are unpaid and are expected to submit what Wikipedia wants. Most writers though would naturally have their own agenda if they are donating so much time to the site. I am surprised that they have the number of writers that they do. I have even seen articles challenged and falsely attributed to a writer other than the one who did the article. I don’t think Mr. Wales is aware of all the injustices going on at his site with his implied consent.
I stuck a comment about “Horse Doovers” in the hors d’oeuvers article. It stayed there for the week I kept watching, then I went away and so did it.
hors d’oeuvers => hors d’oeuvres
The French, like the Gaelic, pronounce great but spell funny.
But, my addition for religious symbolism to the article about “Harp” is still there, mirabile dictu if I didn’t misspell that too.
No - why don't a thousand of us join Wikipedia and start systematically moving it back our way?
What's good for the goose is good for the gander, after all.
By professors who would never accept Wikipedia as a valid source for this particular reason.
Wikipedia can roll back all these changes, but it takes time and money, which they are always begging for.
So more than a takeover, events like this could *take down* Wikipedia, or put it into private hands.
Pick up a 1965 edition of World Book Encyclopedias ... just as a back-up. Before they changed the water. ;o)
When doing on-line historical research, even though Wikipedia comes up first, I only open it as a LAST resort. Usually there are plenty of other sites available that have much better and more accurate information. As far as history goes, many thanks are due to our veterans who have an interest in keeping unit and ship histories complete and accurate.
And that is why my daughters’ schools don’t allow Wikipedia as a source.
Thanks for those insights. I have been reading the wiki article on the Tea Party. However I am not sure how wiki works and how to effect any changes. The section “health care bill” has only one sentence. I can’t understand why a photo of Deb Fischer (who the hell is she) is included but no photo of Sarah Palin? Tea party membership has slipped from 1,000 to 600? What? It seems we should at least influence the depiction of “tea party” in wikipedia
Thanks, indeed. Homer's uncle was navigator on the Chason crew. (3rd from L., kneeling) There is a unit diary on the same site. I was floored when I first discovered this information was available, thanks to vets.
Not to worry, most people won't bother with any but the science and technology pages. It would be hard to imagine how feminism or any other ism could change those.
we have always been at war with eurasia
Gosh. I’ve used Wikipedia often over the past couple of years, and donated the amount ($5) they suggested they needed from every user to keep it up and running. If it goes totally hogwash liberal, it won’t be worth a nickel.
Well the sexuality part rhymes with the liberal scheme to set about a million traps for the young and confused.
Eurasia, Myasia, Everybody’s Asia...
If you go to it for tech information you’ll never see the garbage pit. There’s not too much about Windows or Linux that lends itself to liberal agendas. However it’s not just a techpedia.
Things like Conservapedia are part of the reason why we’re losing to the left.
The left quietly takes over mainstream or non-idealogical resources (be it news organizations, Hollywood, the education system or websites). The general public doesn’t realize they’ve been co-opted.
Conservatives start openly conservative competitors to the co-opted resources.
The average, low information, member of the public is then left with the impression that the left wing resource is still “middle of the road,” while the conservative resource is biased. As a result the conservative resources are immediately discounted.
We need to play the long game and undo what the left did and reconvince the public that conservative is mainstream.
I fear we don’t have that kind of time to right it without a civil re-rest (I won’t call it unrest to reclaim your country from tyrants).
Our private school either.
I should read that again as it seems to be a users guide to the next 4 years
Now where have I seen this stuff before? :)
I don’t know. I don’t recall posting that particular information before.
The French stole all the vowels from Eastern Europe.
Leaving those poor Czechs and Poles with more consonants than they know what to do with :-)
How about a “Balapedia” a la Fox.
>World Book ..
Or look back further at pre 1920’s history books.
As for old, Encyclopedia Britannica 9th or 11th ed.
A lot of old paper going for the price of postage these days ..
Naaaah. The Hawaiian language has the vowel market cornered.
A lot of articles have quotes by deconstructionist commentators (quoted, of course, as supposedly only one interpretation among many, but all the others seem to be missing).
It’s a more than annoying, it’s Orwellian.
Yabut most of the French vowels are silent.
i'd rather have it not left or right, but neutral
And that can be maintained if we all become editors
Conservatives don't know how to organize the way the Left does. It's like herding cats.