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What's wrong with wikipedia?

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Mithrandir

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So I read an article about wikipedia today and it mentioned a site called "Wikipedia Review" as a site that hosted criticisms of wikipedia. I decided to check it out, but to get a "Fair and balanced" view I also checked out the wikipedia article about the site.

Turns out there isn't one. In fact it just redirects to a generic article about criticism of wikipedia. Searching around on the internet, I end up finding lots of accusations that every time someone tries to make an article about it, it gets immediately deleted.

I found even more complaints that other popular websites articles' immediately get deleted, such as Encyclopedia Dramatica. Granted the site is junk, but there are plenty of websites listed on wikipedia that are just plain junk... except they don't criticise wikipedia.

Hmm, censorship.

Finally, I noticed that a lot of people were complaining about how wikipedia recently decided to remove almost every single webcomic page in the entire encyclopedia. I said "nonsense!" and decided to check out the the webcomic article for "Elftor" that I had contributed a lot to...


and it's gone. The entire article. Deleted because some anal retentive "wikipedian" decided it wasn't special enough to exist.


So, wikipedia, let me ask you this: What is my motivation to spend time adding information to articles if you're going to just arbitrarily decide that an entire class of articles suddenly isn't special enough to keep, and delete them? I don't get paid for it, and the information I added is forever gone. A complete waste of time.


They should change their name to "The Free Encyclopedia that anyone can edit... except if we don't like what you have to say." I, for one, will never be contributing anything to their site ever again.
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I didn't know about the webcomic page purge - that's extremely disappointing. One of the primary strengths of Wikipedia it that it has built up a strong reference collection of popular culture, of which webcomics are an important part (even the more obscure ones).

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One word.



Girlfriend.



Get one.


Isn't that technically two words?

More like three. Or possibly four?

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Finally, I noticed that a lot of people were complaining about how wikipedia recently decided to remove almost every single webcomic page in the entire encyclopedia. I said "nonsense!" and decided to check out the the webcomic article for "Elftor" that I had contributed a lot to...

another vote for gf/bf

but just checked + i found a few within seconds at wikipedia heres a place to start
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webcomic

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One word.



Girlfriend.



Get one.


Mith had a girlfriend. It's one of the many reasons he's so misanthropic now.

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