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Thursday
Aug052010

Bunfight at the Wiki corral

The bunfight over the Wiki page for The Hockey Stick Illusion continues apace, with the whole article now locked down. One of the bones of contention is whether the NWT review that I posted about is allowable, with one participant arguing that the review (which was by NWT's editor) was "a comment to promote a product in a webshop".

The idea that the magazine's editor should be writing sales copy for a webshop is rather extraordinary, so I queried this with Marcel Crok, who ascertained that the review had appeared in the magazine proper...

...and in a sister publication called De Ingenieur....

One word for readers here - I suggest you don't get involved in the bunfight. Leave it to those who have been dealing with the issue already. We don't want to fall foul of Wiki's proscriptions against canvassing.

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Reader Comments (8)

No - getting involved in this bun fight would be tedious - but reading it ... just the thing for a slow, damp afternoon!

Popcorn, anybody?

Aug 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

I don't think I can justify the time to sit and watch this one, not after having spent last weekend glued to the three-way CA/RC/BH extravaganza. The BBC's remit used to be to 'inform, educate and entertain'. I'm not sure if it still is, if so it falls short, but CA/BH and a few others would in my opinion be better beneficiaries of the licence fee than the Beeb on the basis that they fulfil that remit so much more successfully.

Aug 5, 2010 at 3:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad

I see in the edit history the redoubtable Mr Connolley has been busy again...31 edits out of the first 500. I didn't look further.

Aug 6, 2010 at 12:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterBruce of Newcastle

Wankapedia's basic concept is flawed, so nothing would surprise me. It's a downhill run to the LCD of Piltdown Science.

Aug 6, 2010 at 1:10 AM | Unregistered Commenterjorgekafkazar

Exactly - Wiki's a total loss, a babble zone.

Aug 6, 2010 at 4:34 PM | Unregistered Commentermojo

Bishop,

Could you give a little more information on this article, where I can find it? I would love to
get a good picture of that Bristlecone pine in the article.

Aug 7, 2010 at 4:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterEdeF

The Wiki article is here. There's already a picture of the cover.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hockey_Stick_Illusion

Aug 7, 2010 at 7:55 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

Hey,Congratulations to the site owner for this marvelous work you’ve done. My name is Allison.I like you post!
Thanks, Bye.

Aug 14, 2010 at 4:14 AM | Unregistered Commenterxyi vam bcems

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