Thursday, August 16, 2007
Last night we were talking about encyclopedias and disagreeing about Wikipedia, which I've never felt comfortable with. Dinah had various reasons for why it was as good as the Brittanica.
(My old favorite was the early 50's World Book... anyway)
I told her I had a nice write up in Wikipedia, which shocked her. So I went to show her and: IT WAS GONE!
It had been this really nice, detailed description of everything I'd done, and was accurate in the details and not overly excited about anything. And I had nothing to do with it. Now I have a one liner with a question mark after my birth date.
I wonder how this happens. I feel sorry for the original poster who'd done such a nice job of gathering information. I tried to make sense of the options available if you think there's been an error, but it looked too complicated to get into.
Are any of you wiki competents?