You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Become Wikipedia Editors [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Activist HQ Donate to DU
benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-05 10:55 AM
Original message
Become Wikipedia Editors
Advertisements [?]
Edited on Sat Oct-08-05 11:31 AM by benburch
There is a crying need for more Liberal/Progressive Wikipedia editors. Right now, groups like Free Republic can essentially have their own way with their entries in Wikipedia. They can control their message entirely in this supposedly neutral online resource because they can outnumber us when a discussion to reach consensus on a disputed entry occurs.

Please head over to / and sign up.

Then read the tutorials, learn the rules, and begin participating.

And not just in political things! Anything you know about and are passionate about ans can cite sources for is where you ought to be as a Wikipedia editor.

But whenever the subject is political, make certain that you flawlessly obey the Wikipedia rules.

<<EDIT ; Fixed link >>
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
  -Become Wikipedia Editors benburch  Oct-08-05 10:55 AM   #0 
  - You should provide your readers here with some context.  LoZoccolo   Oct-08-05 10:58 AM   #1 
  - Lots of things prompted this.  benburch   Oct-08-05 11:02 AM   #2 
  - benburch  Berserker   Oct-08-05 11:18 AM   #4 
  - Why Wikipedia matters  Jim Lane   Oct-08-05 12:18 PM   #11 
     - It is not your damn soapbox either.  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 12:23 PM   #12 
        - Agreed, and I don't use Wikipedia as a soapbox  Jim Lane   Oct-08-05 01:04 PM   #20 
        - I did not criticise Ben's edits at all.  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 01:13 PM   #22 
        - I don't think so  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-09-05 11:09 PM   #34 
  - Bad link - there's no "h" in "wiki"  bananas   Oct-08-05 11:16 AM   #3 
  - Bad fingers...  benburch   Oct-08-05 11:32 AM   #5 
  - All of the Katrina related articles are getting Freeded  markus   Oct-08-05 11:35 AM   #6 
  - This is not good news. Wikipedia was so good w/ up-to-date info.  Democrats_win   Oct-08-05 11:39 AM   #7 
  - Freepers are "Super Men" - Our mundane rules do not apply to them.  benburch   Oct-08-05 11:43 AM   #8 
  - I think this is a very bad idea.  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 11:50 AM   #9 
  - All stuff like this does is provide a headache  nvliberal   Oct-08-05 12:00 PM   #10 
     - If the truth is a vendetta...  benburch   Oct-08-05 12:30 PM   #13 
     - Recruiting editors to support a particular agenda is not neutral behaviour  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 12:35 PM   #15 
        - Has it escaped your notice that they are already there?  benburch   Oct-08-05 12:46 PM   #16 
           - The response to that is not recruiting more posters.  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 01:00 PM   #18 
           - Clearly that is never going to happen with respect to the Freeps.  benburch   Oct-08-05 01:07 PM   #21 
              - And so the solution is to adopt their tactics?  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 01:16 PM   #23 
                 - No, the solution is to be there as witnesses, Amish style.  benburch   Oct-08-05 01:31 PM   #24 
                 - I will happily support its retention if it is challenged.  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 01:35 PM   #25 
                 - No, not their tactics, read the Wikipedia tutorial...  Jim Lane   Oct-08-05 01:46 PM   #26 
                    - I see what you mean about a sort of "Darwinism of ideas".  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 01:52 PM   #27 
           - Ooops, dupe  Taxloss   Oct-08-05 01:01 PM   #19 
     - You've misread Ben's post  Jim Lane   Oct-08-05 12:34 PM   #14 
        - Finally...  benburch   Oct-08-05 12:47 PM   #17 
  - I love wiki...but, but, but....  Catchawave   Oct-08-05 04:35 PM   #28 
  - "Can't figure out Demopedia"... follow-up  Jim Lane   Oct-08-05 10:04 PM   #32 
  - I have an account over there  KingFlorez   Oct-08-05 08:23 PM   #29 
  - Well, do more than that...  benburch   Oct-08-05 08:31 PM   #30 
     - I've cleaned up some vandalism  KingFlorez   Oct-08-05 08:58 PM   #31 
  - I didn't realize anyone could edit Wiki  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-09-05 11:04 PM   #33 
  - self delete  benburch   Jul-12-06 10:01 PM   #35 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Activist HQ Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC