Another great literary depiction of why I loathe Wikipedia

image Yet another reason why Wikipedia has become online proof of the ineffectiveness, if not idiocy, of socialism.  The appalling acclaim liberals shower Wikipedia with is akin calling a wall of graffiti “a public collaboration” and “a testament to the power of community”. 

Wikipedia fans need to re-read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”:
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


(Taken from WOOT.COM’s write up for the Mino 60 minute Camcorder)

“Betty. Look what I’ve got! Isn’t it great! It’s going to be so helpful for my new project. Or should I say, our new project.”

“Well, good morning, Jill! You seem so excited! Wow, is that a refurbished Pure Digital Mino 60M Camcorder?”

“It is, Betty, it is! And guess what! Today I’m going to be using it to start this new project that’s going to change the whole entire world! I call it… Bettypedia!”


“That’s right, Betty. It’s an interactive wiki-style web space that’s going to be all about YOU! Won’t that be great? You’ll be famous!”

“Well… I suppose that’s good. I guess everybody wants to be famous, right?”

“That’s the spirit! We’re like pioneers, here on this free nu-media plain! Blazing the trail! Doing anything we want! Here, let’s make the very first video of you with this Pure Digital Mino 60M Camcorder. Go on, you pose any way you like. Try to look nice, because we’re making this the logo.”

“Actually, Jill, I’ve got some professional modeling photos back in my room I could just get you a few and-”

“Ooooo. I’m sorry, Betty, I should have told you from the start. Bettypedia has some very specific rules about things like that. BP:COPY clearly states that all images have to be public domain, and you probably don’t have the six page web form proving those professional photos are valid, so we can’t use them at all. Besides, even if we put them up, the Bettypedia bot would just find them and take them down. Now go on! Smile!”

“Jill, look, I’m glad that you want to use that Pure Digital Mino 60M Camcorder, and I want to help you, really I do, but… I’m not sure I’m comfortable with all this.”

“Yes you are.”

“No, I’m not.”

“Yes, you are. That’s BP:3RR, sorry! You see, there’s a limited number of allowable edits to any Bettypedia project. It’s just an efficient way to avoid edit wars like the one you started. It’s okay, you’ll learn. We were all ignorant noobs at one point, right? Hey, did you know that the Pure Digital Mino 60M Camcorder has a built-in USB arm that makes it really easy to move files around? There’s even a tripod mount in case you want to buy a tripod. We can also use the included composite cable to plug it right in to the TV, which will really help in case we start a Bettypedia TV show about your life as a prostitute.”

“What? I’ve never been a prostitute!”

“BP:VERIFY, Betty. Can you prove it?”

“Wha… I think I know my own life, Jill.”

“Betty, I am sorry, but BP:NOR says you can’t do original research. It’s just for the good of the community. If you’re unable to provide a source, my edit will have to stand as is.”

“Well… well, okay. What about my boyfriend? What if he tells you I’m not a hooker?”

“BP:SOCK, Betty. And please, the accepted Bettypedia term is ‘prostitute’. Let’s remember to keep BP:CIVIL as we BP:DR. I strongly suggest you familiarize yourself with the rules before you attempt to participate again.���

“Jill, please, this isn’t funny anymore. Put down that Pure Digital Mino 60M Camcorder. I don’t want this ‘Bettypedia’ to even exist.”

“Betty, it’s not just up to you. It can’t be. The Bettymedia Foundation is a citizen of the world, and that’s what makes it great! Plus, think about it. If we just went and BP:PROD on every BP:WAR we’d very quickly spiral into BP:ISNOT and that wouldn’t be fair to anyone.”

“Jill, what do these acronyms even mean? Have you gone completely insane?”

“Whoa, Betty! BP:CIV! BP:CIV! I’m sorry, but the way you’ve been acting today gives me no choice but to invoke BP:BAN. Betty, you are no longer welcome at Bettypedia.”

“Get out of my house, Jill. Get out of my house right now.”

“Sorry, Betty, but I’ve just called BP:IAR, so the rules no longer apply. The project must occasionally be above the laws if the project is to survive. Besides, isn’t using the Pure Digital Mino 60M Camcorder fun? Hey, let’s get some photos of you making an apple pie. It’ll look great on the “Desserts (pie)” Bettypedia page. Do you prefer lattice top or just a flat crust? Or is that too much like BP:TRIVIA?”

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