Dear Kate: If you have correct information, it is easy to register with Wikipedia and make the corrections. It is free. That is the point of an open source. Diana
From: Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Wikipedia
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 22:13:58 EDT
The entry on Wallace Stevens is pretty bad. It says that he converted to Catholicism on his deathbed, but failed to mention that this "story" was disputed, particularly by his daughter, Holly. Also, the biographical section was completely silent on his travel to Key West each January and how this influenced his poetry. As a whole, I felt that the entry was certainly incomplete and in places inaccurate..In a message dated 5/25/2007 8:55:04 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:Diana Manister wrote:
> As to Wikipedia, everything posted is vetted by a team of volunteers,
> usually the same day. I have seen them question and/or change obscure
> details in articles I've posted there on artists and writers, and was
> favorably impressed. They are especially useful for listing author's
> works, which either exist or do not; checking that is not
> difficult. But Wikipedia provides a up-to-date point of departure.
We have to keep on our toes. This statement on Wikipedia was just
reverted within a half-hour:
The reason for the start of the Battle of Bunker Hill was that the
Americans signed the Declaration of Independence but the British
wanted to keep the Americans under Britains laws.
The Declaration of Independence happened over a year after the battle.
The T.S. Eliot article has changed by usage of a different pronoun
and a linking to Harvard University in about 2 weeks but with about
two dozen submittals and reversions. Almost every submittal is vandalism.
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