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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice on Wikipedia (was: In case you missed it: The OpenOffice Wikipedia page was FUD'ed over the holidays)
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:18:07 GMT
On 1/22/13 4:06 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 5:43 PM, David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>
>>> Take a look at the lovely new page:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenOffice
>>> Some choice bits of distortion:
>>
>>
>> Thanks for publicising this. I really did mean I wanted more eyes on it.
>>
>> Useful pages in dealing with contentious topics (which is everything):
>>
> 
> I'm not going to do this on your timing or your terms.  That would be
> foolish and merely lead to edit warring.
> 
> A look at the article history [1] shows that as most of us were
> enjoying conviviality with friends and family, you were spending your
> Christmas and New Year's holidays making hundreds of edits to the
> OpenOffice article.  This suggests to me a more than slightly
> obsessive nature.  So the prudent course would be to simply wait for
> you to find another axe to grind, another crusade, another target for
> your attentios.  Then, when you are immersed in some other grand
> mission, calmer heads will prevail, and I would not be surprised if
> the article were then totally rewritten.

nothing to add, if I would write something on wikipedia I would ensure
that the facts are well researched and true. Especially if I would never
have had any relation to the topic.

Juergen

> 
> Regards,
> 
> -Rob
> 
> 
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=OpenOffice&action=history
> 
> 
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Verifiability
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Identifying_reliable_sources
>>
>> Cheers, looking forward to help. The talk page welcomes you!
>>
>> Anyone with a good clippings file for the history of OO from 2000?
>> Such a history, that gets across *why* OO is as historically important
>> as it is, is not yet written, as far as I know. I went through the OO
>> clippings pages and archive.org but didn't find a lot.
>>
>>
>> - d.


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