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Wikipedia Review

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Wikipedia Review is an Internet forum and blog for the discussion of Wikimedia projects, in particular the content and conflicts of Wikipedia An InformationWeek Grok on Google blog described Wikipedia Review as "one of a number of Wikipedia watchdog" websites, "dedicated to scrutinizing Wikipedia and reporting on its flaws" It provides an independent forum to discuss Wikipedia editors and their influence on Wikipedia content At its peak, participants included current Wikipedia editors, former Wikipedia editors, a few users banned from Wikipedia, and people who have never edited

Contents

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Commentary
  • 3 Content and structure
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Background

The site was founded in November 2005 by "Igor Alexander", and hosted by ProBoards On 19 February 2006 it moved to its own domain name using Invision Power Board software The site requires registration using a valid e-mail address to post It blacklists email providers which allow anonymity, which it says is to discourage the operation of multiple accounts by a single user

Wikipedia Review has been cited for its discussion and evaluation of concepts surrounding wiki-editing, such as the Palo Alto Research Company's WikiDashboard, as well as used as an evaluation subject for the tool

Commentary

Wikipedia Review is not a conspiracy, a team-building exercise, a role-playing game, or an experiment in collusion It is not meant as a resource or training ground for those who would instill fear and misery in others It does not exist to corrupt, but to expose corruption; it does not exist to tear down institutions, but to expose the ways in which institutions are torn down; it does not exist to hate, but is meant to expose hate in others To expose these things is not evil It is not a monolithic entity, nor the sum of its parts Like-mindedness does not imply singularity of purpose; respect for the rights of one group does not imply disrespect for the rights of another It is not intended to be predictable, consistent, or dull

Imagine a world in which human beings are not user accounts, are not programmable, and are not mere words on a display screen That's what we're doing

— Statement made when the site was out of service in 2008, Wikipedia Review

Seth Finkelstein wrote in The Guardian that Wikipedia Review has provided a focal point for investigation into Wikipedia-related matters such as the "Essjay controversy" Cade Metz, writing for The Register, credited Wikipedia Review with the discovery of a private mailing list that led to the resignation of a Wikipedia administrator; he also wrote that a Wikipedia proposal called "BADSITES" intended to ban the mention of Wikipedia Review and similar sites on Wikipedia The Independent noted that "allegations against certain administrators came to a head on a site called Wikipedia Review, where people debate the administrators' actions" The Irish technology website Silicon Republic suggested visiting Wikipedia Review in order to "follow disputes, discussions, editors and general bureaucracy on Wikipedia" Philip Coppens used posts made on Wikipedia Review to help construct a report, published in Nexus Magazine, on WikiScanner and allegations that intelligence agencies had been using Wikipedia to spread disinformation

Content and structure

Wikipedia Review's publicly accessible forums are broken up into four general topic areas:

  1. Forum information;
  2. Wikimedia-oriented discussion, which contains subforums focusing on editors, the Wikipedia bureaucracy, meta discussion, articles and general Wikimedia-focused topics not fitting elsewhere;
  3. Media forums containing a news feed and discussion about news and blogs featuring Wikipedia/Wikimedia; and
  4. Off topic, non-Wikimedia related discussion

References

  1. ^ "Wikipediareviewcom Site Info" Alexa Internet Retrieved 2015-05-06 
  2. ^ a b "Original Wikipedia Review on Proboards" Wikipedia Review 2005-11-25 Archived from the original on 2006-01-17 
  3. ^ a b "First post on wikipediareviewcom" Wikipedia Review 2006-02-19 Archived from the original on 2006-05-31 
  4. ^ Mahadevan, Jeremy 2006-03-05 "Not everything on Wikipedia is fact" New Straits Times Retrieved 2008-07-01 
  5. ^ "L'édition de référence libre et collaborative : le cas de Wikipedia" in French Institut national de recherche pédagogique April 2006 p 7 Retrieved 2008-07-01 
  6. ^ LaPlante, Alice 2006-07-14 "Spawn Of Wikipedia" InformationWeek Archived from the original on 2011-06-12 Retrieved 2012-09-01 
  7. ^ Shankbone, David June 2008 "Nobody's safe in cyberspace" The Brooklyn Rail Retrieved 2008-07-01 
  8. ^ "Second post on wikipediareviewcom" Wikipedia Review Was The Wikipedia Review created by Igor Alexander Yes Is The Wikipedia Review run by Igor Alexander No 
  9. ^ "Info for new registrants" Wikipedia Review 2006-03-24 Retrieved 2008-07-01 
  10. ^ Ed H Chi, Peter Pirolli, Bongwon Suh, Aniket Kittur, Bryan Pendleton, Todd Mytkowicz 2008 "Augmented social cognition: understanding social foraging and social sensemaking" PDF Palo Alto Research Center p 5 Retrieved 2008-07-01  CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list link
  11. ^ Bongwon Suh, Ed H Chi, Aniket Kittur, Bryan A Pendleton 2008 Lifting the veil: improving accountability and social transparency in Wikipedia with wikidashboard Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems General chairs: Mary Czerwinski and Arnie Lund; program chair: Desney Tan Association for Computing Machinery pp 1037–1040 ISBN 978-1-60558-011-1 Retrieved 2008-07-01  CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list link
  12. ^ Chi, E H; Suh, B; Kittur, A 2008-04-06 "Providing social transparency through visualizations in Wikipedia" PDF ACM-SIGCHI CHI 2008, Florence, Italy: IBM / Palo Alto Research Company Social Data Analysis Workshop Retrieved 2008-07-04 
  13. ^ "Wikipedia Review out-of-service page" Wikipedia Review 2008-06-24 Archived from the original on 2008-06-24 Retrieved 2008-07-02 
  14. ^ Finkelstein, Seth 2007-12-06 "Inside, Wikipedia is more like a sweatshop than Santa's workshop" The Guardian Retrieved 2008-07-01 
  15. ^ "Who is Essjay, Probably he's Ryan Jordan" Wikipedia Review 2006-07-26 
  16. ^ Metz, Cade 2007-12-04 "Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia" The Register Retrieved 2008-07-01 
  17. ^ WP:BADSITES
  18. ^ Marsden, Rhodri 2007-12-06 "Cyberclinic: Who are the editors of Wikipedia" The Independent Retrieved 2008-07-01 
  19. ^ Boran, Marie 2007-12-04 "Wikipedia under fire for 'editorial elite'" Silicon Republic Archived from the original on 2009-04-22 Retrieved 2008-07-01 
  20. ^ Coppens, Philip October–November 2007 "The Truths and Lies of WikiWorld" Nexus pp 11–15, 77 Retrieved 2008-07-02 
  21. ^ "Wikipedia Review" Retrieved 9 June 2010 

External links

  • Internet portal
  • Official website
  • Wikipedia Review forums
  • Old Wikipedia Review site at the Wayback Machine archived February 20, 2006

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