Msg#: 4253196 posted 5:12 am on Jan 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
The editing is tricky, but what's really arcane is understanding their policies and how to dispute something. The "power users" in some cases are using this power to further their own agendas, which in some cases means wiping references to content sites off Wikipedia. This thing is a monster.
Msg#: 4253196 posted 6:35 am on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I got an editor from hell once who insisted a particular band played certain instruments, he was confused with digital sounds added later on. The band members themselves only use their voices, as is traditional in their region dating back many centuries. The bands website says this on page one yet the editor went on a power trip with me about his knowledge of my favorite band and he deleted my update and later my notes and insisted they all played different instruments. He took my request that he at least visit their website as an insult.
I'd say the site has issues to deal with on many levels. I'm apparently no longer part of that "anybody" crowd yet that's just fine with me. Wikipedia looks silly for having it wrong, still, and it seems nobody can correct it for them.