Wikipedia has got to make article editing more accessible

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tzhu07, Nov 3, 2012.

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    tzhu07

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    #1
    FYI, I'm saying that being a web developer myself.

    It's so obvious that the articles are mostly edited by tech-savvy people. Wikipedia is meant to be objective and balanced, but inevitably that's not going to be 100% true when the demographics of wiki editors are so slanted.

    For example, this article on "Optimus Prime" is outright ridiculous for various reasons, which I'm sure you can figure out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimus_Prime
     
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    mrsir2009

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    #2
    I reckon it's pretty accessible to edit, but not to create new pages... Although everything I go to create a page about I later find already has a page :eek: Damn, dem nerds are fast! :p
     
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    The only thing I thought was ridiculous was the length of that article for a toy.
    Was that what you were thinking, too?
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    Point well taken. Although even if it were as simple to edit as writing a message board post, you'll still have a problem of demographic bias. It is inevitable really...
     
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    Macky-Mac

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    or maybe made a little less accessible.......frankly it's pretty easy to edit a wikipedia article
     

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