Wall Street Journal Article on ArbCom

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Wall Street Journal Article on ArbCom

Post by The Devil's Advocate » Mon May 07, 2018 8:19 pm

An article was published in The Wall Street Journal today talking about ArbCom and mostly focused on the latest battle in the infobox wars.
Wikipedia editors got locked in a dispute several months ago about the biographical summary boxes that sit atop some pages of the online encyclopedia. The tiff quickly turned heated.

“Your grammar is frankly awful,” said one editor while discussing filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s box. “This is just another throwaway, unreliable, unattributed pile of stinking horseshit,” said another editor during a dispute about actor Cary Grant’s box.

Foul language flew. The arguments spiraled out of control. So another editor brought the matter to the online encyclopedia’s top jurists.
It is behind a paywall for most, but there are some ways to see the full article. A few critiques are thrown out along with statements from various arbitrators such as NewYorkBrad, who seems to be the only one mentioned by his real name. Overall, it gets things mostly right with the only noteworthy error suggesting the Gamaliel "small hands" case was rejected.

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Re: Wall Street Journal Article on ArbCom

Post by Auggie » Mon May 07, 2018 8:53 pm

That's pretty cool. I love the WSJ.

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Re: Wall Street Journal Article on ArbCom

Post by The Devil's Advocate » Mon May 07, 2018 10:03 pm

Looks like the author corrected the one error by referencing a different request that was indeed rejected.

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