Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Isn't this essentially a failure of the Wikipedia project?

Nope.
Permalink Almost H. Anonymous 
August 5th, 2005
Seems like good quality administration to me.
Permalink lumberjack 
August 5th, 2005
His name is Jimbo, not Jimmy. Now if only I could correct Yahoo's editorial content....
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 5th, 2005
hm... apparently it's both.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 5th, 2005
Damn, I'm pretty sure Jimbo's a dude I used to argue with a bit many years ago when I used to hang around an Objectivist newsgroup (anthropologically, of course).

One of the very few really smart ones I've encountered.
Permalink Mongo 
August 5th, 2005
So get in your updates now while you have a chance.

Why not just send the frozen articles through an administration process when they're updated?
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 5th, 2005
Yes, it's a failure of the concept. But seriously - anyone with half a brain would realize that having a blank slate for an internet encyclopedia would fall victim to the tragedy of the commons at some point.

However, it's not a failure of wikipedia in and of itself - it's a natural evolution of the wikipedia. The next step in a proper internet evolution should be a massive flamewar somewhere over a political difference regarding moderation.
Permalink Rev. Philo 
August 5th, 2005
Yes. They have failed to patent the editing of online content to prevent counter organizational goals.
Permalink son of parnas 
August 6th, 2005
Wikipedia's organisation based on aristocracy is just creaking at the seams a little because its growing faster than new aristos can be trusted and elevated to police the content and disputes.

Hence Jimbo's proposal (interesting its a proposal he's maintaining his philosophy of not simply imposing his will).
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 6th, 2005
I don't think he's going to do this to all the pages. Probably just the ones that get repeatedly vandalized.
Permalink example 
August 6th, 2005
Turns out Yahoo got it wrong.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050806-5176.html
Permalink Brad Wilson 
August 6th, 2005
Thank god.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 6th, 2005
Or rather - Jimbo.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 6th, 2005

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