UnNews:Wikipedia rejoices over crisis

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3 January 2009

Jimbo Wales, the great and honourable founder of Wikipedia

CYBERSPACE - With all the crisis going on around the world, Wikipedians are writing more and better articles. Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales declared that the article quality on Wikipedia has considerably increased. He claimed this in one of his official statements, hyperlinked in a moderately sized site notice:


Many Wikipedians welcome these troublesome times as an inspiration to write articles. However, some visitors to the site had several complaints. Among several reactions to Jimbo's message, one stated:

In reaction to the previous statement, another visitor said:

Wikipedians collectively reacted to this insult to their great leader, enhancing the comment with a neutral point of view:


More recently, the close-up picture of the current Belgian prime minister was removed from the article because someone spotted a missing punctuation mark in its copyright notice. Visitors to the site cheered in joy and relief. The image was however soon replaced by another close-up picture with an appropriate license, copied from Flickr, the source of over 75% of Wikimedia Commons images.

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