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On 30 Apr 2016 10:44, "Toby Dollmann" <toby.dollm...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The article cited is a tertiary source (like Wikipedia), and so is "as
> astonishingly bad"
>
> The underlying research studies [ref#1], [ref#2] claim
>
> "Researchers found that a relatively small number of editors have a
> major influence on the site."
>
> "As editors interact with one another and their opinions shift, higher
> 'p' makes opinions move more quickly toward those expressed by
> Wikipedia."
>
> "a persisting inequality of influence—with a small number of
> super-editors controlling the form of many articles. The model results
> imply that editing inequality is increasing with time, with fewer
> editors gaining an ever more dominant role."
>
> So surely these claims are worthy of discussion on this list ? if anybody
> cares
>
> Toby
>
> [ref#1] http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/8
> [ref#2]
> http://gizmodo.com/wikipedia-is-basically-a-corporate-bureaucracy-accordi-1746955234
>
> On 4/30/16, Oliver Keyes <ironho...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm honestly not sure what this thread is meant to achieve.
> >
> > Might I suggest that if you object to the reporting you contact the
> author,
> > rather than drag their work in a largely-unknown internal mailing list?
> > It's likely to be more productive.
> >
> > On Friday, 29 April 2016, Benjamin Lees <emufarm...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 8:32 PM, Stephen Philbrick
> >> <stephen.w.philbr...@gmail.com <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >> > and it is astonishing how bad it is.
> >>
> >> If you're astonished, then I'm afraid you haven't read enough news
> >> articles about Wikipedia yet. :-(
> >>
> >> P.S. MAYBE IT'S TIME WE REEVALUATED OUR STANCE ON ALLCAPS.
> >>
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