RationalWiki talk:What is going on at Citizendium?

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What is going on?

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Somebody add this (Pulido had too many)[edit]


Bill Cosby[edit]

A perfect illustration on how moribund Citizendium is: the flattering article on Bill Cosby.

A lot can happen in three years. (talk) 06:36, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Infobitt's dead.[edit]

Just an occassional RationalWiki lurker here, but I notice Infobitt's down, and seems to be dead. How long has it been dead? I have no idea (although last I checked, it was still up as of early 2016), but it's interesting to note that the Google Groups discussion page hasn't been updated in over a year. Could this be added to WIGO:CZ? (talk) 08:05, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Update: checking the Wayback Machine, it appears the last snapshot the site was taken on June 23, 2016, which means the site went down sometime between then and now. Interestingly, there's no word from Sanger about the downtime, not even on his blog or social media. Also, note that the most recent "bitt" on the website was posted on January 18, 2016 (which, interestingly, thought that Carly Fiorina would become president), meaning that the site had already been moribund for months before the site died. (talk) 08:19, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Manual of Style[edit]

To the anonymous, probably ex-CZ person: I do know about the capital letter, so I don't know what your point is. And nowhere do I use the word 'official', that's your invention. Ro Thorpe (talk) 05:16, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

What is the point of CZ now?[edit]

OK, so they have had yet another referendum and election (or at least tried to have an election — looks like no one wanted the job).

Let me see if I have this right; there is no longer an "Editorial Council". The merged Editorial and Management(?) council is also gone. The charter is basically gone, it's just a guideline now. Do they even have an "Editor" class anymore? The Managing Editor position is definitely gone, right? No one seemed to want the job even when the position was still there. Do "constables" still exist?

The charter still exists as "guidance" or something. So will they still keep running the sim-bureaucracy, with yearly elections and all that faff or has that finally stopped now?

What about new accounts; will you still need to provide your life story or will that finally change to something more sensible?

I mean, what is the point of CZ now? Is it just a crappy Wikipedia with real names or what? (talk) 13:37, 20 November 2016 (UTC)