I answered the questions guardedly as you can probably tell :) I think I was fairly represented in the article as you can see below.
Re general stuff, part of my reply was: "I don't agree with the findings as a general rule for Wikipedia although it may apply to the participants in some of Wikipedia's stranger conflicts. If you want to see grumpiness and closed-mindedness at work, hanging around AN/I and RfAr (where our stickiest problems end up) is always fun - intractably opposed contributors, many with vested interests, slugging it out to the death. However I don't think this applies more broadly to the encyclopaedia's culture which is a lot less fun to watch." I then explained Wikipedia's policy-based culture. The answer I gave him re Australia was in part: "I find Australian Wikipedia is one of the oases of relative calm on Wikipedia generally - I retreat to it when stressed with working on other areas. This can be measured in part by the lack of arbitration interest in our project - only one Arbitration Committee proceeding, back in 2006, ever centred on an Australian article, and that was not a conflict in the traditional sense." I also said the reason for this in my view is that the Australian community works in good faith, is a meritocracy and works pragmatically. cheers Andrew 2009/7/8 YellowMonkey <blnguyen2...@gmail.com> > The sample space is too small anyway. Plus in some wikicountries, a large > chunk of the editors are obseesed with a certain topic. Still I agree with > the egocentric part > > On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 11:19 AM, private musings > <thepmacco...@gmail.com>wrote: > >> >> http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/wikipedians-are-a-bunch-of-egocentric-introverts-study-20090708-dcnk.html >> >> It's a bit of fluff really - but Andrew and Daniel did well to expose the >> weaknesses of the israeli study, I reckon. In particular I'm sure Daniel was >> talking about me when he said 'Established Australian Wikipedians are some >> of the most well-connected in real life, both as members of the education >> and information revolution, and also socially' - just needed to add that >> we're also very good looking :-) >> >> cheers, >> >> Peter, >> PM. >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >> Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > >
_______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l