<CPOV> The World According to Jimmy Wales?

John Erling Blad john.erling.blad at jeb.no
Mon May 24 17:32:34 CEST 2010

I'm totally for scientific evaluation of Wikipedia or whattever other
site that is on the top ranking 100 websites (make it whattever number
you fancy) and claims to be "neutral" in evaluating present and past
historical events. Keep the discussion on track and moderate the list as
appropriate, or I moderate myself out of here. ;)


nathaniel tkacz wrote:
> we are not in disagreement here joseph. i certainly don't see this
> list as a space for personal attacks or settling scores. that said, i
> don't think it is unreasonable to make critical comments about the
> visions and practices of key players. indeed, the way you historicize
> jim wales' comments is exactly the kind of thing we are aiming for.
> the same can be said of maja, who came across something, made some
> comments and brought it to the group for discussion. what we don't
> want is conspiracy theories or useless attacks. 
> best
> Nate Tkacz
> Research Fellow,
> RMIT University
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/__nate__
> Homepage: www.nathanieltkacz.net <http://www.nathanieltkacz.net>
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> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:57 AM, Joseph Reagle <joseph.nyu at reagle.org
> <mailto:joseph.nyu at reagle.org>> wrote:
>     On Monday, May 24, 2010, Jon Awbrey wrote:
>     > I regard the CPOV List as a place for critical discussion
>     > of the full array of issues that arise in connection with
>     > the general class of media of which Wikipedia is one case.
>     I want to voice support for John's original query, which I don't
>     think was so much about moving to discussion of media more
>     generally, but the difference between informed scholarly critique
>     and personal "axe grinding."
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