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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      Great Read! …and this in an Incredible idea:

      In her neighborhood, she remembers fondly, there was a recycling kiosk that rewarded you with literature. “For this number of kilos of paper you could get these books,” she says. “Classics: Pushkin, Tolstoy. Reading was encouraged.”

      Never heard of such a program and definitely sharing this tomorrow with recycle dream team co-workers!

    • coljac1 month ago

      I don't know about you but Wikipedia is a pretty big part of my life. It behooves one to be reminded of what goes on behind the scenes.

      • thorgalle
        Scribe
        1 month ago

        I had the same feeling. I’m pretty sure I use Wikipedia every day, without consciously thinking who was behind the pages I’m reading. Only when a text sounds excessively biased do I get suspicious and may check the page history - but this showed that the mere existence of certain pages might not be encyclopedically justified!

    • gorillasaurus1 month ago

      Helped me understand Wikipedia and history better.

    • thorgalle
      Scribe
      1 month ago

      A really enjoyable story of a hobby grown obsessive. I appreciate the peeks into Wikipedia’s regimented and consensual way of working. It seems like a place where diligence pays off and has great impact.

    • chronotope
      Scout
      2 months ago

      Fascinating little insight into how Wikipedia struggles with history when there are forces that would prefer history celebrate the genocidal losers.

      • thorgalle
        Scribe
        1 month ago

        And forces that relish in badly sourced adventurous war narratives in general. Sure, the article was mostly about a bold quest to remove Nazi glorification, but I assume that some of the lessons likely also apply to other “winner” war articles. Great find!