• Wikipedia 'too tough for many'
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[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-12171977[/url]
I don't get it, Wiki is very easy to edit. Otherwise teachers wouldn't bitch about it
If they make it easier to edit they're have more idiots ruining it.
What a misleading title, makes it seem like he's saying "people dont know how to use wiki" rather than "people are afraid to try and edit wiki because of seemingly complex code"
They point to the results
I thought this was going to be about how people had difficulty in understand Wikipedia's article due to the nature they're written in. I already know there is a simple English option.
BBC needs more humor. The title should have said something like "Please read, a personal appeal from article author Jonathan Fildes"
It is foreign from what most people are used to
It is pretty steep to edit an article if you are not well versed in computers, but if that's the case almost everything will be hard for you.
I edited a wiki page once. It's not that hard but I just dont have a reason to edit most of the time.
jimmy wales owns
I found the part where the WikiLeaks domain is going to expire hilarious.
If people can't edit it, they are the people that [B]shouldn't[/B] be editing it.
[QUOTE=CaptainQuirk;27403403]If people can't edit it, they are the people that [B]shouldn't[/B] be editing it.[/QUOTE] why?
[QUOTE=Lazor;27404394]why?[/QUOTE] obviously if they were too dumb to be able to edit it, the information they tried to add couldn't be valid
then why dont the silly boys make a wysiwyg interface
When did you get back
[QUOTE=Vince323;27404497]obviously if they were too dumb to be able to edit it, the information they tried to add couldn't be valid[/QUOTE] hey guess what people who suck at computers know things too i just blew your mind
[QUOTE=CaptainQuirk;27403403]If people can't edit it, they are the people that [B]shouldn't[/B] be editing it.[/QUOTE] That applies to technology-related articles and nothing else. You shouldn't have to be a computer expert to edit an article on plumbing, for example.
He wants more women to contribute their "knowledge". :smug:
Jimmy Wales is trying to hyptonize me with his stare [editline]14th January 2011[/editline] [img]http://www.pixenli.com/images/1294984542028067300.jpg[/img]
[quote=bbc]a lot of people are literally afraid[/quote] New wikiphobia?
on the rare occasion i do edit wikipedia, i am quite afraid i'll fuck something up
[QUOTE=minilandstan;27399584]I don't get it, Wiki is very easy to edit. Otherwise teachers wouldn't bitch about it[/QUOTE] it's easy to edit so to speak, but there are certain codes you have to type with to do certain things. text itself is just typing, of course, but say someone wants to add a bullet list or something. now, someone not nearly as dumb as yourself, though still somewhat dumb, mind you, hits a brick wall
[quote]Mr Wales said that he had tried to resist using his picture, but user testing had shown the organisation received more money by using his face. [/quote] Funniest thing I've read all day.
It's quite understandable that some people are afraid when they see shit they don't understand when editing. I mean, people freak out every time Windows makes a pop-up window and has to call or get someone else to help them, without even reading the damn box.
"Atleast the lazy students have more information." Damn true.
[QUOTE=Netsc;27399631]What a misleading title, makes it seem like he's saying "people dont know how to use wiki" rather than "people are afraid to try and edit wiki because of seemingly complex code"[/QUOTE] Yeah but if you're just casually browsing the site and see an incomplete article on a subject that you know about or want to add or correct something and you then click on edit, you don't want to have to spend 25 minutes getting acquainted with the markup you just want to add it in and move on.
I won't edit an article if I have to do anything else than add/remove a few words. [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mammal&action=edit[/url] It just looks like a huge clusterfuck to me and I consider myself an above-average computer user.
[QUOTE=mm3guy;27404544]then why dont the silly boys make a wysiwyg interface[/QUOTE] Being able to parse the wikitext syntax to use in a WYSISWYG in a bitch, and then being able to save it in a way that doesn't fuck over the whole page and cause a huge diff is a real challenge.
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