Wikipedia Review is an Internet forum and blog for the discussion of Wikimedia Foundation projects, In Particular the content and conflicts of Wikipedia . [4] [5] An InformationWeek Grok on Google blog describes Wikipedia as “one of a number of Wikipedia watchdog” websites, “dedicated to scrutinizing Wikipedia and reporting on its flaws”. [6] Wikipedia editors and their influence on Wikipedia. At its peak, participants included current Wikipedia editors, form Wikipedia editors, a few users banned from Wikipedia, and people who have never edited. [7]


The site was founded in November 2005 by “Igor Alexander”, and hosted by ProBoards . [2] On 19 February 2006 it is invisible to its own domain name using Invision Power Board software. [3] [8] The site requires registration using a valid e-mail address to post. It blacklists email providers which allow anonymity, which it says is to discourage the operation of multiple accounts by a single user . [9]

Wikipedia Review has-been icts Cited for debate and evaluation of concepts surrounding wiki -editing, Such As the Palo Alto Research Company ‘s WikiDashboard, [10] [11]as well as used as an assessment tool for the subject. [12]


Wikipedia Review is not a conspiracy, a team-building exercise, a role-playing game, or an experiment in collusion. It is not meant as a resource or training ground for those who would instill fear and misery in others. It does not exist to corrupt, but to expose corruption; It does not exist to tear down institutions, but to expose the ways in which institutions are torn down; It does not exist to hate, but is meant to expose hate in others. To expose these things is not evil. It is not a monolithic entity, nor the sum of its parts. Like-mindedness does not imply singularity of purpose; Respect for the rights of one group does not imply disrespect for the rights of another. It is not intended to be predictable, consistent, or dull.

Imagine a world in which human beings are not user accounts, are not programmable, and are not mere words on a display screen. That’s what we’re doing …

– Statement made when the site was out of service in 2008, Wikipedia Review [13]

Seth Finkelstein wrote in The Guardian that Wikipedia has related Wikipedia about ” Essjay controversy “. [14] [15] Cade Metz, writing for the Register , credited Wikipedia Review with the discovery of a private mailing listthat led to the resignation of a Wikipedia administrator; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Wikipedia has an article on Wikipedia. [16] [17] The Independent noted that “allegations against certain administrators have led to a website called Wikipedia Review, [19] Philip Coppens used Wikipedia to make a report, published in Nexus Magazine , on WikiScanner and allegations that intelligence agencies had been using Wikipedia to spread disinformation . [20] [19] Philip Coppens used Wikipedia to make a report, published in Nexus Magazine , on WikiScanner and allegations that intelligence agencies had been using Wikipedia to spread disinformation . [20]

Content and structure

Wikipedia Review’s publicly accessible forums

  1. Information forum;
  2. Wikimedia -oriented discussion, which contains subforums focusing on editors, the Wikipedia bureaucracy, meta discussion, articles and general
  3. Media forums containing a news feed and discussion about news and blogs featuring Wikipedia / Wikimedia; and
  4. Off topic, non-Wikimedia related discussion. [21]


  1. Jump up^ “ Site Info” . Alexa Internet . Retrieved 2017-01-06 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b “Original Wikipedia Review on ProBoards” . Wikipedia Review. 2005-11-25. Archived from the original on 2006-01-17.
  3. ^ Jump up to:b “First post is” . Wikipedia Review. 2006-02-19. Archived from the original on 2006-05-31.
  4. Jump up^ Mahadevan, Jeremy (2006-03-05). “Not everything on Wikipedia is fact” . New Straits Times . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  5. Jump up^ “Free and collaborative reference editing: the case of Wikipedia.” (In French). National Institute for Educational Research . April 2006. p. 7 . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  6. Jump up^ LaPlante, Alice (2006-07-14). “Spawn Of Wikipedia” . InformationWeek . Archived from the original on 2011-06-12 . Retrieved 2012-09-01 .
  7. Jump up^ Shankbone, David (June 2008). “Nobody’s safe in cyberspace” . The Brooklyn Rail . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  8. Jump up^ “Second post on” . Wikipedia Review. Was The Wikipedia Review created by Igor Alexander? Yes. Is The Wikipedia Review run by Igor Alexander? No.
  9. Jump up^ “Info for new registrants” . Wikipedia Review. 2006-03-24 . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  10. Jump up^ Ed H. Chi, Peter Pirolli, Bongwon Suh, Aniket Kittur, Bryan Pendleton, Todd Mytkowicz (2008). “Increased social cognition: understanding social foraging and social sensemaking” ( PDF ) . Palo Alto Research Center . p. 5 . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  11. Jump up^ Bongwon Suh, Ed H. Chi, Aniket Kittur, Bryan A. Pendleton (2008). Lifting the Veil: Improving Accountability and Social Transparency in Wikipedia with wikidashboard . Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. General Chairs: Mary Czerwinski and Arnie Lund; Program chair: Desney Tan. Association for Computing Machinery . pp. 1037-1040. ISBN  978-1-60558-011-1 . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  12. Jump up^ Chi, EH; Suh, B .; Kittur, A (2008-04-06). “Providing social transparency through visualizations in Wikipedia” (PDF) . ACM – SIGCHI . CHI 2008 , Florence , Italy: IBM / Palo Alto Research Company . Social Data Analysis Workshop . Retrieved 2008-07-04 .
  13. Jump up^ “Wikipedia Review out-of-service page” . Wikipedia Review. 2008-06-24. Archived from the original on 2008-06-24 . Retrieved 2008-07-02 .
  14. Jump up^ Finkelstein, Seth (2007-12-06). “Inside, Wikipedia is more like a sweatshop than Santa’s workshop” . The Guardian . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  15. Jump up^ “Who is Essjay ?, Probably he’s Ryan Jordan” . Wikipedia Review . 2006-07-26.
  16. Jump up^ Metz, Cade (2007-12-04). “Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia”. The Register . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  17. Jump up^ WP: BADSITES
  18. Jump up^ Marsden, Rhodri (2007-12-06). “Cyberclinic: Who are the editors of Wikipedia?” . The Independent . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  19. Jump up^ Boran, Marie (2007-12-04). “Wikipedia under fire for ‘editorial elite ‘ ” . Silicon Republic . Archived from the original on 2009-04-22 . Retrieved 2008-07-01 .
  20. Jump up^ Coppens, Philip (October-November 2007). “The Truths and Lies of WikiWorld” . Nexus . pp. 11-15, 77 . Retrieved 2008-07-02 .
  21. Jump up^ “Wikipedia Review” . Retrieved 9 June 2010 .

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