Monday, January 02, 2006

Taylor-Massey Creek 'Wikified'

I have been neglecting Don Watcher for a bit but it's for a good cause. I have been working on some articles for Wikipedia. My latest effort has been to expand the article on Taylor-Massey Creek. The previous entry was pretty short.

Wikipedia is a different format than a blog. It's supposed to be an encyclopedia. One important concept they use is called neutral point of view or NPOV. This to prevent bias from influencing a reader. For example, I was updating an article on the Oak Ridges Moraine and referred to the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust that was preserving valuable habitat. Another editor came along after I finished and changed "valuable habitat" to "wildlife habitat" and said the word "valuable" was not NPOV - which is true. To a land developer I suppose it's worthless habitat.

So please go to Wikipedia and read my article - maybe even update it! I don't pretend to have the last word on TMC. This is the beauty of the Wikipedia concept. More than one person can contribute to the same article.

1 comment:

JimR said...

I noticed you had an older post regarding storm damage from last August in Taylor Creek. This is a link to some shots I had taken of it in case you're interested.