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Friday, March 25, 2005

Demopedia

I've seen reference to a new Demopedia out on Democratic Underground for a while, but never followed up on it...

It appears that they're using Wiki technology to create a democrat-based version of the Wikipedia. Main question.... is this going to be the Democratic/Left Wing perspective of reality??? Will this just be an encyclopedia where The Left can create it's own alternate universe?

BTW, the concept behind wikipedia is that millions of people fact-checking each other is better than a handful of nerds writing an encyclopedia. If you go out to wikipedia.org, you can contribute and/or make changes to existing entries... but if your modification is bogus, it'll be fixed by the millions of eyes on the internet within minutes. No registration, no userids, etc.

Now, with Demopedia, you have to be a registered DUer, and we all know how freely they give those out..... This means that if you post something that even smells like it might approve of free markets, be anti-socialist, pro-American, or slightly conservative, you can bet that your registration will be removed. Perhaps old St Wendeler will have to take a foray into Demopedia and see if he can create some chaos over there.

What a bunch of tools...

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler