Proposal:Delete All Wikimedia Projects

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Summary

Proposal

Delete All Wikimedia Projects. Fire all Wikimedia employees and apologize for wasting the world's time with such pointless projects. Also refund all money donated to the foundation.

Motivation

Wikipedia is a huge problem. It disseminates unreliable and biased information and hijacks Google searches. Its administrators openly espouse trolling. Contributors are not rewarded for their work, and are often banned. Whenever I volunteer at any other organization, I am thanked for my efforts, but at Wikipedia, contributors are treated like trash.

Key Questions

  • Why should legitimate encyclopedias suffer because of Wikipedia?
    • Why should telegraph operators suffer because of e-mail? Why should SCO Unix suffer because of Ubuntu?
  • In the future, will we be forced to use Wikipedia?
    • Nobody is forcing you to use Wikipedia. Editing is voluntary. Reading is voluntary.
  • Why should we pay for a source that is less reliable than online databases and is written by teenagers?
    • You need not pay. Nobody is forcing you to pay.

Potential Costs

None. Only benefits.

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