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I like squirrels.

Oh, I suppose I was once the ASUCD Controller and Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta.

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2011-10-04 16:26:21   The Tea Party is a bit of a lightning rod these days, as I am sure you know. Many people are fired up because of it, while others are appalled by it — including many Republicans. So, I was curious to know whether a university-based Republican group would take a stand on the Tea Party one way or another, just as I would be curious about the stands of any political group on relevant and controversial issues. Presumably, this is also information that those interested in joining would want to know.

Why do you ask? —CovertProfessor


2011-10-25 22:31:06   Viva Eli! —CharlieColato


2011-12-03 13:07:09   Traditionally, a wiki is entirely composed of commentary. I.e., the stuff "up top" is written by people with views, expressing those views. So is the bottom, it's just sometimes easier to toss a oneliner than hit "Edit". Ideally, enough people weigh in to balance everything out (sometimes that will mean, if the community as a whole really likes something, the end result will be enthusiastically positive, and visa versa). In this way, the wiki comes to represent the cumulative viewpoint of the community as a whole. Wikipedia is not a wiki, but rather a project to write an encyclopedia using wiki software. They are popular, so there's this mistaken notion that wikis are supposed to be written like encyclopedias (no original research, cite everything, no opinions). But those notions are all from the "-pedia" part of Wikipedia, not the "Wiki-" half. If there were a popular "Blogpedia" with no opinions allowed in the blog posts, it wouldn't follow then that all other blogs must eliminate opinion in their posts. To try and capture the essence of a community, but to strip all of the community perspective from the topics turns the wiki into a mere listing of trivia and a business database. And there are better, [WWW]more comprehensive databases out there than the Wiki. The Wiki is Davis from the Davis perspective. —JabberWokky


2011-12-03 13:10:28   Incidentally, that's also why [WWW]this version of Appia Financial is considered bad. It has all the facts, all laid out in a very comprehensive, descriptive manner... and zero insight or community perspective. It has no soul. —JabberWokky


2011-12-03 13:19:05   Oh, and all of the above is my take on it, some people have different perspectives: the wiki is composed of a myriad of people with different views. I would hazard that the above take is fairly common, as it's been discussed in the past and it is reflected in the content of the wiki. —JabberWokky


2012-05-06 22:35:31   [wikipedia]On Bullshit. "Nonsense" is not a synonym. —WilliamLewis


2012-05-07 16:12:25   Hi Yanni. To be quite frank, I think you are one of the most enchanting pianists of all time. —ScottMeehleib

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