Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the relativeadvantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory >3.5GB not used?))

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Sat Apr 28 14:40:14 UTC 2007

On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 02:10:16AM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> The true value of Wikipedia is that it can deal with controversial
> subjects.  ...

on the other hand, for some instances it doesn't _deal_ with controversial
subjects, but only reflects the most common opinion.  Currently(*) the only
way to see what's going on is to examine the history of changes to a given
page, taking into account that since the updaters are anonymous there's
no guarantee that one can relate their opinions to facts.

(*) is there a guarantee that the change history will remain?  If not,
at that point one may as well delete wikipedia.

Thomas E. Dickey
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