| 10:07 am on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Been there.....done that......it is DMOZ all over again....
We are simply seeing the battle of "free" commercial serps against sponsorship!
Those that don't want to pay will attempt to manipulate for a while........seen it all before with DMoz.....it doesn't work long-term!
| 1:12 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Let me get this straight. This was a paid staff member of wikipedia?
| 1:57 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)|
> Been there.....done that......
...a couple of days ago. Old news. :/
| 11:19 pm on Mar 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
They allow people to remain anonymous and then act surprised when people falsely claim to be professors?
The thing that is surprising though is that he was employed by Wikia (and then dismissed when this came out). Um guys, you didn't check his references or even find it surprising that your 24 year old employee claimed to be a religion professor? Sounds like the Wiki guys need to start checking their references in more ways than one ;)
| 3:55 pm on Mar 11, 2007 (gmt 0)|
In the article Engine cited in the first post, it states that Jordan was indeed hired by Wikia Inc. and Jordan was quoted as saying:
|"It was, quite honestly, my impression that it was well known that I was not who I claimed to be, and that in the absence of any confirmation, no respectible (sic) publication would print it," he wrote. |
LOL ... I guess that means he doesn't think Wikipoedia is a respectable publication!
Considering he was a paid employee (for whatever period of time) and a prolific contributor, I have to agree with his assessment! Lux et Veritas indeed!
| 8:08 am on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
>> I guess that means he doesn't think Wikipoedia is a respectable publication!
I hope he does think that because that is indeed the case.
| 4:26 pm on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
There isn't a problem with people being anonymous because there's no sense of authority behind an anonymous post.
When they claim to be a professor, you start trusting them more than if they gave no name at all.
--Let me get this straight. This was a paid staff member of wikipedia?--
He was a paid member of Wikia, which is apparently the commercial arm of Wikipedia.
Whether he was paid or not, he was a VERY high up member of wikipedia. The fact that he got caught and Wales' lack of reaction to it made it seem like Wikipedia doesn't really care if people lie about their credentials.