[BoD] CONLANG article deleted from Wikipedia
|From:||And Rosta <and.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 5, 2007, 0:04|
Henrik Theiling, On 04/05/2007 19:06:
It is certainly hugely annoying that whereas wikipedia articles seem generally to
end up written by reasonably competent people, they are policed by tossers with
scant knowledge and much prejudice. I think that's one of the things that get
wikipedia contributors angriest -- impotent rage at being at the mercy of the
ignorant but opinionated. But it's a fault intrinsic to the organization of
wikipedia, & Conlang is one victim among such a large mutltitude of others that
a protest seems pointless.
But does Conlang list warrant a wikipedia entry?
(1) It was the conduit for establishing the online conlanging community.
(2) It continues to have a certain centrality and prestige in the conlanging community.
(3) The name of the mailing list is the origin of the term "conlang" (in the sense
that people began calling conlangs "conlangs" because the mailing list was
To my mind, (1-3) warrant a mention of the Conlang list in the entry for Conlang
= Invented Language, but don't necessarily warrant an entry devoted to the list