Friday, February 02, 2007

I want wiki! (Part 1)

I've been exploring the writing on Wikipedia regarding Daniel Quinn.  These are complex topics, so it's not a given that the writing there would be on target.  So far, it seems to be in reasonably good shape.
A particularly interesting article to me is New Tribalists.  It has twice as much content in the Criticism section as in the rest of the page.  It appears that a Criticism section is an important part of Wikipedia's attempt to produce a " Neutral Point of View".  What you'll often see is a paragraph describing a critcism, followed by a paragraph of response. 
That's good news in this case.  When you don't understand what a sensible person is saying, it will usually seem like nonsense.  You criticise, and then the speaker has a chance to respond with clarification.  It's a dialog that is somewhat similar to much of the dialog in Ishmael and My Ishmael
I'd like to make a few minor contributies to this article, to hopefully improve its value, but apparently I've been blocked!  It looks like someone with an IP address close to mine did something damaging on Wikipedia, and an admin has blocked an IP range in an attempt to stop them.  Unfortunately, they got me, as well.
I'm new to Wikipedia, so I'm still figuring out what's going on, but I don't see my IP in .  *sigh*


Sandy said...

clearly you need to go through a proxy to edit wikipus entries.

Jay Bazuzi said...

Good-enough news: the admin decided my IP address should be allowed to post if I'm logged in.

I'm still not sure why it was blocked, and am a bit disappointed. But it's not a big deal.

I have been enjoying editing wikipedia.

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