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The '''Wikipedia police''', or Wikipedia secret police, is a group of anonymous editors and administrators who quickly censor material that undermines the [[liberal]] and [[atheistic]] belief systems.  This police has virtually no accountability to anyone and applies a complex set of rules in a completely one-sided manner.  They almost never have user names reflecting their real names, and often operate under childish or anti-intellectual user names.
 
The '''Wikipedia police''', or Wikipedia secret police, is a group of anonymous editors and administrators who quickly censor material that undermines the [[liberal]] and [[atheistic]] belief systems.  This police has virtually no accountability to anyone and applies a complex set of rules in a completely one-sided manner.  They almost never have user names reflecting their real names, and often operate under childish or anti-intellectual user names.
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As described by this observer on a [[Columbia University]] site on [[statistics]]:<ref>http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/archives/2006/09/who_writes_wiki.html</ref>
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:So did the Gang of 500 [central Wikipedia participants] actually write Wikipedia? [[Jimbo Wales|Wales]] decided to run a simple study to find out: he counted who made the most edits to the site ... it turns out over 50% of all the edits are done by just .7% of the users ... 524 people. ... And in fact the most active 2%, which is 1400 people, have done 73.4% of all the edits ....
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On Feb. 18, 2008, a [[Conservapedia]] editor found flagrant bias in a [[Wikipedia]] entry concerning a textbook dispute over the [[theory of evolution]].  He corrected the bias, and predictably a Wikipedian reinserted the biased, incorrect material on [[Wikipedia]] within only eight hours.<ref>See point 1 on [[Bias in Wikipedia]]</ref>
  
 
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== References ==
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/Wikipedia.html The Truths and Lies of WikiWorld] [[Philip Coppens]], ''[[Nexus Magazine]]'', Accessed February 27, 2008
 
*[http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/Wikipedia.html The Truths and Lies of WikiWorld] [[Philip Coppens]], ''[[Nexus Magazine]]'', Accessed February 27, 2008

Revision as of 21:37, 27 February 2008

The Wikipedia police, or Wikipedia secret police, is a group of anonymous editors and administrators who quickly censor material that undermines the liberal and atheistic belief systems. This police has virtually no accountability to anyone and applies a complex set of rules in a completely one-sided manner. They almost never have user names reflecting their real names, and often operate under childish or anti-intellectual user names.

As described by this observer on a Columbia University site on statistics:[1]

So did the Gang of 500 [central Wikipedia participants] actually write Wikipedia? Wales decided to run a simple study to find out: he counted who made the most edits to the site ... it turns out over 50% of all the edits are done by just .7% of the users ... 524 people. ... And in fact the most active 2%, which is 1400 people, have done 73.4% of all the edits ....

On Feb. 18, 2008, a Conservapedia editor found flagrant bias in a Wikipedia entry concerning a textbook dispute over the theory of evolution. He corrected the bias, and predictably a Wikipedian reinserted the biased, incorrect material on Wikipedia within only eight hours.[2]

References

  1. http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/archives/2006/09/who_writes_wiki.html
  2. See point 1 on Bias in Wikipedia

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