Quotes / Edit War

What mighty contests rise from trivial things.
Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock

A new sort of online community

Full of infighting, power-mad administrators, pointless bureaucracy, people who think they're experts on a subject, and general dysfunction.

Wait, let's try that again.

Exactly the normal sort of online community

That's better.
Rational Wiki, Citizendium FAQ

"A world of informational transparency will necessarily be one of deliriously multiple viewpoints, shot through with misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories and a quotidian degree of madness. We may be able to see what's going on more quickly, by that doesn't mean we'll agree about it any more readily."
William Gibson, "The Road to Oceania", New York Times, June 2003


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