July 13, 2006

Wikipedia Irony Overload

"I'm sick of this article being trolled. It's full of lies and nonsense. My justification for making a third nomination is that my circumstances have changed significantly since the last AfDs - I have resigned from the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. Given that this was previously kept on the grounds I was on that Board, there is no longer any reason for this page to be kept. This has already been deleted on the French and German Wikipedias." Angela [Beesley]. 02:41, 12 July 2006 (UTC)"

Wow. Talk about self-referential irony!

That's a pretty stunning vote of no-confidence. Even at least some high-ups can't eat the dog food.

And apparently I've become somewhat infamous in certain circles due to having expressed my desire to opt-out of Wikipedia. Which is a bit scary in itself.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in wikipedia | on July 13, 2006 11:00 PM (Infothought permalink)
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Hang in there Seth. With any luck, you'll be excommunicated soon.

Posted by: dave rogers at July 13, 2006 11:26 PM

"If you're not with us you're against us." Or sommething like that.

Posted by: Sour Duck at July 15, 2006 07:06 PM