egurr - 10:21 pm on Jan 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
I've heard other people say the same thing I'm about too, but it has happened to me as well so I'll repeat it. Blueleaf is right, Wikipedia has some really great content, and a lot of crap. I had been editing some articles, adding a link to one of my sites as payment, and I got pretty decent traffic. On one topic I ran in to a few problems, just trying to get my message across. Low and behold some teenage editor comes in and nominates it for deletion. The article was about one week old.
The problem with a wiki is some articles take time, I'm not getting paid for it, other than an occasional link. Many others feel the same way.
The big problem facing wikipedia is many of the editors in a category have no expertise in the category they manage. So they just run around the site complaining and deleting.
Then you have very long pages with tons of content, that is just garbage. Having worked with VC firms I know how they operate, Wikip articles across the board are pretty bad, and that's just one subject.