has already a good reference to further details on the concept of TrustButVerify
. My view is we need lots more verification for the same level of trust we grant people we interact with, compared to just a few decades ago.
And on this open wiki, where an excellent analogy of a bar was made, more verification is needed due to the combination of:
- a state of flux (and therefore an unstable set of WikiSocialNorms)
- lots of people operate behind IpUsername masks, even long-term participants and regulars who sometimes do identify themselves
- there have not been effective mechanisms to stamp out trolls, or other people who do not respect NonviolentCommunication.
On the subject of UserName
While maintaining respect for the RealNamesOnlyOrAnonymous
viewpoint (more so as WardCunningham
preferred it this way), I hate to say that NeKs
made some valid points and we need to MakeRoomForAllViewpoints
. I hope those discussing this subject can AgreeToDisagree
and both redirect their energies to bigger issues at WardsWiki
One of the issues with RealName
s is that TrustButVerify
tests have shown people who consistently use RealName
suffer more from WikiNoisePollution
And the use of RealName
diminishes the RightToVanish
in this age of the BigBrother
. -- Trying-Anon-for-now
- Another way, make it known that you reserve the right to change your mind. People go through different stages of life, and different circumstances call for different responses.
See also TrustAndResponsibility
I have recently seen the movie S
hatteredGlass which is a docudrama that told the story of a real life journalist for a reputable magazine who had a short period of fame through getting a series of sensational but fabricated stories published there. Subsequently a GoogleSearch
led to this link for people who is interested WhatHappened
to this individual, date in URL. ef http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/perspective/bal-pe.journalism05jun05,1,5612367.story?coll=bal-perspective-headlines
[dead link 7/11/2005]
Note I wished the SocietyWithoutMediaIsBetter page is still around as this story merit some discussion about related topics, for example "changes in Value systems".