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From: Jimmy Wales <jwa...@wikia-inc.com>
Date: 16 December 2010 18:24
Subject: Re: [WikiX-l] Truth in numbers
To: Planning for WP 10th anniversary <wiki...@lists.wikimedia.org>

I would just like to repeat that I think that this film should *not* be
screened at Wikimedia 10th events.

Many Wikipedians were offended by it when it showed at Wikimania.  Liam
Wyatt spoke up to say that he felt "attacked" by the film.  It portrays
completely ludicrous critics as if they are valid.  (The guy from The
Register appears in the film to be a serious journalist, but if you know
his coverage of wikipedia, it has been extremely tabloid and
conspiracy-theorist in nature).

Rather than focussing attention on the wonderful community, the film
leaves a sad and bitter taste in the mouth, is demeaning to volunteers,
and rehashes debate points that are 5 years old.  The world has moved on
beyond Andrew Keen's pseudo-arguments.


On 12/15/10 8:07 PM, Samuel Klein wrote:
> An update for people interested in previewing or screening Truth in
> Email i...@crowdstarter.com with your interest.  (They seem to be
> responding quickly now.) They will set you up with a way to stream a
> preview, and can mail you a screener DVD.
> Sam.
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> From: Paola Freccero<pa...@crowdstarter.com>
> Date: Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM
> Subject: RE: [WikiX-l] Truth in numbers
> Hi there – sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  We are happy
> to make sure that anyone who wants or needs one gets a screener in a
> timely fashion.  We are also arranging for the film to be posted to an
> FTP so that people can do a stream preview.
> Anyone who wants to be in touch can email i...@crowdstarter.com which
> reaches both Liz and I.
> So excited to see what events pop up!
> paola
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