3.23.2008

On Wikipedia's Immune System

Wikipedia's immune system is impressive, but I think it scales more poorly and devolves more easily than outsiders realize. Really, most of Wikipedia's current ills can be explained as a moderate form of autoimmune disease, caused by chronic inflammation of the community by vandals and trolls.

How do you treat autoimmune disease? I don't know. Will Citizendium avoid the same fate? I tend to think (hope) so.

1 comment:

Matthew Brown said...

Strongly agreed. Wikipedia, like all organizations, is prone to overreacting to perceived threats.