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Wikipedia is not a battlefield

By Tom Chatfield  

And it’s not lots of other things too, according to this page of imploring guidance for contributors (as all of us potentially are): it’s not a soapbox, a link repository, a dictionary, a publisher, a vehicle for original thought, a directory, a textbook, or something that is censored.

Except, of course, it’s all of these things and more. As anyone with even a few days’ experience of writing or editorial work knows, impartiality is both a useful ideal and an impossibility (something that’s far from being a contradiction in terms) because every act of selection comes from an individual perspective,…

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