Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Essjay's world

I missed this a bit ago, a Wikipedian scholar and wizard gets busted. Creating an encyclopedia of all knowledge doesn't mean you can pretend to have knowledge and credentials you don't.

The quality of Wikipedia articles varies greatly. I often find some biased individuals have taken it upon themselves to safeguard their version of facts and history. The bias in the articles can be both large and small. For an example, the Reagan campaign team under CIA director Casey illegally negotiated with Iran to hold the Iran hostages until after Reagan's taking office in exchange for arms from Israel and the United States. Much more information has come out in recent years that indicates this is clearly true. This is a discredited conspiracy theory in the Wikipedia.

The Book of Essjay Wiki as Religion
We believe in the Holy NPOV, the Lord, the giver of life,
that proceeds from the Jimbo,
and with the Jimbo and the Admins is worshiped and glorified.
It speaks through the Wikipedians.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Wiki.
We acknowledge one registration for the tracking of contributions.
We look for the return of the Missing Wikipedians,
and the life of the wiki to come. Amen.

WikiSerenity Prayer

Almighty Jimbo,

Grant me the serenity to accept the pages I cannot edit,
The courage to edit the pages I can,
And the wisdom to whack the hell out of any troll who gets in my way.


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