Wikipedia has got to make article editing more accessible

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

  1. tzhu07 macrumors regular


    Nov 12, 2008
    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:
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    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
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    The only thing I thought was ridiculous was the length of that article for a toy.
    Was that what you were thinking, too?
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors 604


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    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...
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    or maybe made a little less accessible.......frankly it's pretty easy to edit a wikipedia article

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