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  •  what's scary about that is (0+ / 0-)

    every time I've been to a Wiki edit page, I see screen-names, I don't see real names. For all we know, Wiki editors could be editors in RL, too. What if some of them hold editorial positions at publishing houses that produce American education-system-approved school textbooks?

    "Bart! You're saying butt-kisser like it's a bad thing!" --Homer Simpson

    by o the umanity on Wed Aug 15, 2007 at 05:33:46 AM PDT

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    •  Sounds like in this case with Fox... (4+ / 0-)

      The Fox is in the chicken house.

      I doubt wiki intended to be an extension of the FOX public relations office or to be co-opted by their propagandist news writers as an outlet.

    •  Of course there are Screennames... (0+ / 0-)

      just as there are screennames here, or is o your real name? Users do have user pages, although what we are dscssing here are anonymous edits, not user edits.

      There is oversight and in fact it gets policed rather strictly. Frequently there is a consensus reached, because wikipedia does strive for what is called NPOV (neutral point of view), wikipedia is not partisan.
      Also if you look at some articles (Abortion, Homosexuality) the talkpages will identify those issues where discussion should take place before editing is even considered. Admins have the ability to lock an article (Doctor Who) Just as an aside, how bad does vandalism have to be to have to protect a BBC sci-fi show?

      Blocking an IP is frequently a last resort, for good reason, but it has been done.

      IMPORTANT: Before blocking any IP address, run a WHOIS and Reverse DNS (RDNS) lookup on the address. Be aware of any implications your block reason has for other people on Shared IPs and use"{{anonblock}}" or "{{schoolblock}}" as your reason for blocking when appropriate. The Real-time Blackhole List (RBL) link can also be used to determine if an IP address is dynamically allocated or has been compromised

      •  You mean you're not really named RiverCityMadman? (2+ / 0-)
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        wystler, o the umanity

        Dang.

        Well, I am Dr. Bloodaxe.

        At least a few of us are too deficient in imagination to come up with fake handles. :P

        Got a problem with my posts? Email me, and let's resolve it.

        by drbloodaxe on Wed Aug 15, 2007 at 09:15:03 AM PDT

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