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2. Re: Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars Aug 9, 2010, 13:15 kanniballl
Only slightly related via the most obscure tangent.

A while back on (which was eventually gobbled up by I used to post to the forums quite a bit for a number of shows. I don't recall if my contributions to the Notes and Allusions were ever accepted, but I digress.

I posed to the FORUM, repeat FORUM, about a specific episode on Law and Order: SVU. It was about 8 sentences, grouped into 2 paragaphs ( 4 each).

The douche that got appointed over-watch of that show's forum started editing our flippin' comments... somehow. He posted a big item about how he would not allow multiple paragraphs, this, or that. He even commented out some other stuff.

Needless to say, I was quite annoyed at the nerve. I wasn't alone, a bunch of people started flipping out.

But no, he was a little Napolean of a site that had his vision about what would be posted and how it would look, and acted accordingly.

I imagine Wikipedia is worse than that, as you have people that believe they are *the* expert on the subject and believe that anyone that posts something that they don't agree with is wrong. Just one of them in the room is horrid, but put 2 in the room and it's a fiasco.

As such, I don't bother with submitting updates to Wikipedia even when I notice something wrong in a mundane article about a comic book character or what-not.
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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