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Press Release

Announcing a new Wikipedia criticism site

Wikipediocracy.com hosts articles examining Wikipedia’s editorial failings and the governance flaws that lead to them, as well as a forum dedicated to criticism of Wikipedia’s administrative culture.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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PRLog (Press Release) – May 30, 2012 –
Articles in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia dominate the search results for almost every topic an Internet user can think of.  This is a matter of international public interest and requires an independent examination of how, why, and by whom these articles are written.Wikipedia’s internal rules often stifle free discussion and make it difficult to address its underlying problems.  A group of concerned editors and other critics of Wikipedia have therefore started Wikipediocracy.com, an independent website dedicated to discussing Wikipedia’s flaws, to propose enduring solutions, and to persuade Wikipedia to adopt better management and editorial standards.

At http://www.Wikipediocracy.com, the site hosts articles examining Wikipedia’s editorial failings and the governance flaws that lead to them, as well as a forum dedicated to criticism of Wikipedia’s administrative culture.

Contributors to Wikipediocracy include high-ranking Wikipedia administrator Alison Cassidy (User:Alison), other Wikipedia editors, administrators and arbitrators, Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger, and Christian Science Monitor senior writer Dan Murphy, as well as people who were banned from Wikipedia for criticizing the administration, such as long-time critics Gregory Kohs and medieval scholar Dr. Edward Buckner. On Wikipediocracy, they can speak freely about Wikipedia’s numerous problems.

Wikipediocracy moderator Eric Barbour explains: “Wikipedia is a chaotic place, notorious for its abuse of outsiders and intolerance of open criticism. Wikipediocracy will shine a light on its flaws and hopefully allow the Internet-using public to read its articles with an appropriately critical eye. The site will also serve as a meeting place for those concerned about Wikipedia’s editorial failings, such as skewed and defamatory biographies and unfiltered pornographic content.”

Though all are welcome to contribute, the forum will be moderated to ensure focus on the underlying problems of Wikipedia governance and controls, rather than on personalizing individual disputes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

E-mail: media@wikipediocracy.com

Gregory Kohs
489 Lake George Circle
West Chester, PA 19382
USA
Phone: 484-NEW-WIKI

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E. A. Barbour c/o Metasonix
495 N. Main #109
Lakeport CA 95453
USA
Phone: 707-263-5343