Wikipedia Called Us Nonsense
So maybe you were around when we got mired in the labyrinth of the Wikipedia, or when we tried to find out why an article, written by Martin Neumann of the Small Office Herald about the Link Leak Virus, a term coined by Mike Sigers, was summarily deleted within minutes of it’s submission.
I actually wrote to Wikipedia about the situation. The official Wikipedia response to my email said I’d get a response in a few minutes . . . that was over 13 days ago. Hope the young man took food and water with him. A reader friend let us know that some editor said that it was “nonsense.” Kudos to the Advice Librarian who helped us make sense of everything.
We at Successful Blog needed that. We hadn’t had our ideas or our writing called nonsense by a stranger who didn’t know us for a very long while.
Finally I’ve found the home for us — The Encyclopedia of Stupid!
Stupid Is Easier, Maybe Funny
I should tell you up front that The Stupid Encyclopedia isn’t foolishly, overly rule-bound like the W-word. That means that you might find terms and articles there that are inapropriate for your children. Though you’ll find that you’ll be able to navigate it without needing to ask your children to help you. So it kind of works out just fine.
One other thing this wiki has going for it . . . it really is sort of stupid. It’s easier. It’s not more informative.
Whether it’s funny is a matter of taste. I thought some parts were and some parts weren’t. But it was always stupid, which makes it very convenient that it has the name that it does — The Encyclopedia of Stupid.
And I bet they would never call our writing nonsense — maybe they’d say it’s not funny enough.
They’d be wrong too.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Blog Link Leak Blog-to Show
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