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Wikipedia: a game in need of fixing

The failure of Wikipedia – Wikipedia is said to be a game where the people with the most time, but not necessarily the most knowledgeable, manipulate Wikipedia's "gameable system". Against the backdrop of allegations of groups seeking to intentionally bias Wikipedia articles, this letter to the editor calls for the "experiment" to be fixed.

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Wikipedia now a teaching tool – Academics have often viewed Wikipedia with disdain, but some academics have turned Wikipedia into a teaching tool, by asking their students to write articles for Wikipedia. One particular project, called "Murder, Madness and Mayhem", run by a Latin American literature professor, was particularly successful, and resulted in three featured articles created by nine students. The professor promised his students an A+ mark if the articles became featured.

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    I think the summary for "Wikipedia: a game in need of fixing" wasn't quite right --it should've been clear that it was an opinion article by a member of CAMERA. --Bobak (talk) 14:03, 15 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    I think I summarised what this person said correctly. I always make it sufficiently clear that I'm summarising and I'm not expressing approval/disapproval as to the content of what was said. enochlau (talk) 07:53, 16 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes but you call it an "article" when in fact it is a letter to the Editor: major difference! And it is highly relevant that the author's organization is currently being attacked (e.g. members blocked) for itself trying to manipulate Wikipedia. PaddyLeahy (talk) 18:56, 18 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    Indeed it is a letter to the editor - I'll make that clear. enochlau (talk) 21:23, 18 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]


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