[clug] Wikipedia and Deletionism

Sam Couter sam at couter.id.au
Wed Mar 31 16:56:49 MDT 2010

Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> wrote:
> You run into the same sort of petty, silly, and essentially wasteful
> power-play behaviour in building management for shared title, school boards,
> and small clubs all the time.

Indeed. When I was a strata title property owner, I found the best way
to defeat these people is: Be active in the corporate body, join the
executive committee, denounce morons and make sure bad decisions don't
get made. Same for clubs I've been involved in.

Maybe that makes *me* the petty power-player? I don't think so, but
those who didn't get their way may disagree.

On the scale of Wikipedia, you need to get a bunch of like-minded
intelligent people together to do it successfully, and I don't know if
that can reasonably be done. Wikipedia's time may have come.
Sam Couter         |  mailto:sam at couter.id.au
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