"Wikipedia contributors have been debating widely what is behind the declines in volunteers. One factor is that many topics already have been written about. Another is the plethora of rules Wikipedia has adopted to bring order to its unruly universe -- particularly to reduce infighting among contributors about write-ups of controversial subjects and polarizing figures. As it matures, Wikipedia, one of the world's largest crowdsourcing initiatives, is becoming less freewheeling and more like the organizations it set out to replace. Today, its rules are spelled out across hundreds of Web pages. Increasingly, newcomers who try to edit are informed that they have unwittingly broken a rule -- and find their edits deleted, according to a study by researchers at Xerox Corp." -online.wsj.com/article/SB125893981183759
"Wikipedia is becoming a more hostile environment," contends Mr. Ortega, a project manager at Libresoft, a research group at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. "Many people are getting burnt out when they have to debate about the contents of certain articles again and again."
On November 28, 2009 the news about Tiger Woods and his alleged relationship with Rachel Uchitel dominated the main stream, tabloid and sports media outlets. Tiger Woods is arguably the most famous active sports personality in the world. But Who is Rachel Uchitel?
I had never heard of Ms.Uchitel so I searched Wikipedia. I quickly found out that Wiki had "zero" information on Rachel Uchitel. Eventually I read a dozen or more articles on numerous websites and found out quit a bit about Ms.Uchitel. I decided to submit a biographical entry about Ms. Uchitel on Wikipedia after discovering that she was trending very high all day on Google.
Today you will find that "Rachel Uchitel pictures" are second in Google's "Todays Hot Trends" at 10:06 AM CST. She is both the 6th & 7th most searched as "TIger Woods Mistress" & "Tiger Woods Affair Rachel Uchitel"
If you go to Wikipedia this morning and search Rachel Uchitel Wikipedia you will get this from wiki, "There were no results matching the query. You may create the page "Rachel Uchitel".
So where is the well researched and annotated biography that I posted yesterday? It's gone forever, not edited but deleted by one of the so called "editors". You will also find that my comments questioning the deletion have also been deleted by another "editor".
I posted a link to my submission on Twitter and some of you may have read it before the arbitrary editors at Wikipedia deleted it. The submission was a fair and accurate "biography of a living person", which conformed with Wikipedia's guidelines.
Wikipedia is trending down and will soon be totally irrelevant. Wiki is not about "crowdsourcing" any more. Wikipedia is all about arrogant, arbitrary ass clown "volunteer editors" who get their kicks by butchering and deleting volunteer submissions.
Now you know why 8 years after Wikipedia began with a goal to provide everyone in the world free access to "the sum of all human knowledge," the declines in participation have raised questions about the encyclopedia's ability to continue.
UPDATE: Another ass clown at Wiki has nominated my latest submission as not being "wiki worthy" . If the link has not been deleted you can read all the BS here : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Uchitel
If the wiki volunteer fascists have already deleted my post, here is my defense as to why Rachel Uchitel is "significant" under Wikipedia's directives for a biography of a living person:
"This is exactly why @wsj reports that Wikipedia is losing millions of users. Click on link to see the BS involved to get a simple submission up on wiki. The speedy deletion of this page is contested. Reason: Uchitel is the subject of 3 of the top 10 Hot Topic searches trending on Google for the past 48 hours. Her accomplishments in VIP operations is significant. She is closely associated with some of the most famous personalities in the world. Uchitel is the subject of thousands of main stream news articles associating her with Tiger Woods, the most recognized sports personality in the world. A7 criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance even if the claim is not supported by a reliable source. The criterion does apply if the claim of significance or importance given is not credible. By any objective standard Rachel Uchitel is "Significant" and meets the criteria for a living person bio.
Wikipedia began with a goal to provide everyone in the world free access to "the sum of all human knowledge," the declines in participation have raised questions about the encyclopedia's ability to continue expanding its breadth
Hundereds of thousands of people have searched wiki for info on Rachel Uchitel in the past 48 hours. This number will increase into the millions as evidenced by Google trends. People from all over the world are seeking information on Uchitel at this very moment."
Here is the entry that Wikipedia ass clowns rejected. Why? Because they can!
Rachel Uchitel, born in 1975, is one of the most accomplished nightclub VIP operations manager in the United States. She is currently director of VIP operations for Pink Elephant in Southampton. After college Ms.Uchitel worked in TV and film. She spent five years as a television producer at Bloomberg News. After her fiancee, Andy O'Grady, was killed in the World Trade Center attacks of 2001 she moved to Las Vegas. Ms.Uchitel launched Tao nightclub and restaurant, which became the number-one grossing venue in the world. Two years later she moved back to New York to oversee VIP operations for Tao operated Clubs Stanton Social, Marquee, Tao Bistro, and Dune.
Uchitel married Steven Ehrenkranz, a financial broker, in 2004. They were divorced in 2005 after only four months of marriage. Her grandfather, Maurice Uchitel, owned the famous Manhattan nightclub the El Morocco, from 1964-1970.
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