Hubertl, your e-mail was rude, even if you did not mean it to be.  Please
remember hundreds of people read every e-mail sent to this list, and
civility is expected.

Thanks,

   Asaf


On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Per A.J. Andersson <p...@telia.com> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> Nice to know German language Wikipedia is full of sane people. Good for
> you.
>
> But maybe you don't need bots, so that's your decision. (You do not need
> infoboxes either, as I see it, and that's also your decision. Lsjbot makes
> infoboxes, among other things.)
>
> Yes, a larger database is more of a burden to support than a smaller one.
> Our experience at svwp is that automated help does not take away from the
> human part of the user community. Personally I think a larger database of
> comparable quality (built by any method) makes for a larger footprint = a
> greater chance of catching new editors. Wikipedia did that for me.
>
> My view on it is that larger communities can sustain and maintain a
> certain database easier than smaller communities. Wikipedia communities to
> a large extent depend on the language size surrounding it. We already have
> automation around us at several levels, and there are editing tools that
> make for faster editing – by humans. The use of these are seldom questioned.
>
>
> Best of wishes,
> /Per A.J. Andersson
> user Paracel63 at svwp
> (carbon-based lifeform from Sweden)
>
> 2013-06-17, 12:09, skrev Hubertl:
>
>
>  Payin´ peanuts, gettin´ monkeys
>>
>> Servin´ facts, gettin´ idiots.
>>
>> An unmanageable, not maintainable mass of articles is the best way to
>> breed idiots. Because facts do not create knowledge.
>>
>> If that is our goal, then automatically created Wikipedias ar the best
>> way to solve one of our biggest problems, namely the permanent loss of
>> authors.
>>
>> Maybe it is completely sufficient if you know that somewhere facts are
>> stored in a most possible stupid form.
>>
>> I started more than fifty years ago learning about facts, facts without
>> understanding. But nine years ago I startet to learn something about
>> knowledge, understanding and correlations.
>>
>> Why do not you need people like me? If we have bots now?
>>
>> Do we want to make ourselves more important with impressive numbers?
>>
>> Hubertl!
>>
>> The german language Wikipedia has no single article that was generated by
>> a bot. I'm proud of it. If this would take place in de:WP, many people will
>> leave this project. With certainty.
>>
>> Anyway, that does not matter, a bot is probably much better for monkeys!
>>
>
>
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