I was once an active editor/contributor to Wikipedia. I started over 3 dozen articles there, 3 of which have since been deleted, 2 others mangled in a mindless merger (are you starting to see one big reason why I no longer contribute there?:). I also turned a stub into a featured article, which has since been defeatured, and a mediocre one into good article that has since been FUBARed, so now you can see yet another big reason why I'm no longer a Wikipedia peon.
I still love Wikis. The Wiki software is one of the most powerful and versatile tools for collaboration yet created. Not only that, but they can actually be fun if run right. Towards this end, dear reader, please note: Wikis work best with a small, smart group that knows what it wants and what it is doing. They work worst with a vast horde of squabbling idiots constantly adding rubbish, changing the wiki's policies and playing petty power games. But I don't think we will have that problem here...at least I hope not. However, if I start to see it developing, then I will be one of the first to bitch and bitch loudly about it.
The most important thing to remember about a Wiki, or any collaborative endeavor, is that- We're all in it together, kid...
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