My Beef With the Wikipedia

I used to think the wikipedia was pretty cool. The idea of being able to collaborate on a topic and create an article together sounds wonderful.

Today, I say, it sucks. Want to know why? I edited an article, updating it with correct information, and my edit was rejected within 5 minutes.

** 00:01, 16 August 2006 (hist) (diff) Answerbag (rv - Vandalism. Jonathan Haddad is not listed on the site under staff.) ** (top)****

Unfortunately, none of the current staff is actually listed under there. I am the lead programmer for answerbag. I make all the architectural decisions, all code goes through me. Yet, some jackass, who has no clue what he’s talking about, gets to make the decision on what’s true or not. By the way, the dude that pulled me off Answerbag has his own Wikipedia entry. Seems completely legit to me. Check out his other edits, which include deleting and deleting Jonathan Haddad.

I could make many more points, but they are made on Joel Down’s Blog.

Hey Fopkins, go fuck yourself.

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