Friday, December 08, 2006


Why you should never edit your biography on Wikipedia

Daveydweeb recounts how yet another ideologue insists on removing embarassing material in her Wikipedia article.

On one level, I agree with Judith Reisman. I wouldn't object if Bill Gates corrected something like a typo or a date in his Wikipedia biography, and it's been known to happen that an article on Wikipedia has incorrect information. (No, it doesn't link to that article -- but you can find that article from the link.)

But on a more important level, stunts like hers have poisoned the well for everyone else. If you're frustrated over the rule that people can't edit their Wikipedia biography, take it out on Reisman and her kind. We Wikipedians would rather spend our time on the project.


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