his, and these days, I think having a policy is a good idea. Unlike
Scoble, I have edited
my entry, in my case with
a very specific goal. Both Scoble’s entry
and mine are labeled as stubs,
which I think is silly. I suggested that we de-stub mine, and no less
a person than Wikipedia goddess
Angela Beesley laughed
at me, saying it didn’t even have my birth-date and so on. So I filled in the
basic bio and now it’s plenty long and I’m eventually going to run out of
patience and de-stub it myself. Hey Rob, you want me to de-stub you too? Why
don’t you put in your birth-date and citizenship and other basics first?
The other thing I do, and I recommend that everyone else with an entry do, is
get a Wikipedia account and put your entry on your watchlist, so that if
someone starts defacing, you’ll notice. Wikipedia doesn’t provide feeds
on watchlists, but I think they should, it would improve the efficiency of
error-correction. I see
Petrik de Heus has
already handcrafted a watchlist feed generator in Python.
[Update: Thanks to
cleaning up my article and de-stubbing it.
Scoble’s still a stub though.]