I'm an expert (on wiki)

Why is a Stoat like a Bus? Because you wait days for a post and then 3 come along at once :-)

Its been ages since I've posted any wiki stuff (ahem: apart from Citizendium, tangenitally). Mostly because the climate side of wiki is very quiet and I spend my time merrily blocking people for 3RR.

But in a vaguely climate-related issue, the 2nd Ed Poor RFA (oh how the mighty are humbled; which is sad, and I'm not crowing, I mean it) I am explicitly recognised as an "Expert" (its in findings of fact #4, if you really want to know). Not that its going to get me anywhere on my annual appraisal, since wiki's standards of expert aren't that high.

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The haphazard or lackadaisical enforcement of the neutrality policy has been a major failing of Wikipedia all along. The result is that a climate [sic!] exists in which it is easier for POV pushers to win than for the rest of the community to stop them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:POV_pushing

[What you're reading there is a personal essay (as it says) by Ed Poor, a GW s(k)eptic -W]

By Hans Erren (not verified) on 22 Oct 2006 #permalink