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October 31st, 2009
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As if to prove the point -Plan 9 Publishing article nominated for deletion

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Date:November 1st, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I think Paul Taylor (writer and artist of Wapsi Square) has a pretty representative take on Wikipedia for those who haven't decided to play this demanding and often nasty editing game: They just don't even want to hear about the battle between the people who find the information useful and the people who think it shouldn't be there. Those conversations can be depressing and insulting and are pretty much guaranteed to be embarrassing even if people speak up in favor of the material.

I really just don't get the logic behind deleting pages, unless the editors want to come right out and admit it's just their way to throw their weight around. Is Wikipedia running out of server space? Is there some ranking system where articles are judged to more or less significant than others, and then everyone under some (undefined and constantly changing) line is deleted?

Suburban Jungle may not be the most famous of the numerous early webcomics, but what harm does it do to *anyone* to have a page of information about it?

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Date:November 1st, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
For fuck's sake, webcomics are the kind of popcult thing sensible people use Wikipedia for.

I keep trying to make up with Wikipedia, and Wikipedia keeps defeating my attempts. Honest to god, it's a system designed to reward shitty human beings for being shitty.
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