[development] Drupal Answers: A Stackoverflow/StackExchange site proposal

larry at garfieldtech.com larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Feb 1 19:19:13 UTC 2011

On 2/1/11 11:07 AM, Victor Kane wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM, larry at garfieldtech.com
> <mailto:larry at garfieldtech.com> <larry at garfieldtech.com
> <mailto:larry at garfieldtech.com>> wrote:
>     Uh, Victor, you are aware that Wikipedia has a "team" of editors who
>     correct, prune, and curate content far more actively than anyone on
>     Drupal.org, right?
> Well, that is a relatively recent development, isn't it? Their initial
> success at least was due to crowdsourcing, wasn't it? Can you prove they
> are doing better as a result?
> Victor

That depends on your metric for "better".  My point is that 
crowd-sourcing does not inherently imply "total and utter lack of 
organization or curation".  That is what we call "uncontrolled chaos", 
and the only good thing that has ever produced is an incentive to form 
at least some structure so as to avoid it.

--Larry Garfield

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