Infamous, Thoughtless, Careless [Link]

January 22, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

the whole team launches constant COMPLAINTS against their opponents in order to remove opposition. Here’s where the Boss is most critical. Pals are expendable, and the Provocateur can be sacrificed at need - even if he’s banned, he can start a new account and become a Pal, or borrow someone else’s disused account and return as a new Provocateur. From the beginning, a major GamerGate goal was to get rid of five specific editors - a goal which the draft decision granted them wholesale.

What an incredible and grotesque look at Wikipedia. I've often wondered when we'd see the end of a "community" index of knowledge. I think this article accurately describes the defects that will bring down Wikipedia. If you regularly reference Wikipedia in your own life, read Mark Bernstein's essays carefully. My only hope is that if Wikipedia is going to disappear, it happens dramatically, publicly and instantaneously. The worst possible scenario is that it slowly decays and putrefies with falsehoods and misdirections.

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