UC Davis undergrad in NPB/Anthro, who enjoys petting all the animals UCD has to offer. Also enjoys squirrel watching, especially dem babies.


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Welcome to the Wiki, Amanda! —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards

2011-03-09 08:37:34   There are several pages that are pretty insensitive in the way they approach topics—Tragic Events and Town Characters being prime examples. One thing to bear in mind, though, is that Davis Wiki doesn't try to be an encyclopedia. Rather than striving to present things from a neutral point of view, leaving all opinion out of it, it tries to collect many opinions and represent many points of view. That happens through collaborative editing and, in the case of disagreement, a bit of discussion. Rewriting the entry, as you did, is the perfect approach. If others disagree with your edit, they can make the changes they feel appropriate. If there's a conflict of opinion, usually a brief discussion leads to a compromise that represents both sides.

In other words... thanks for editing! If you're interested in reading about the point of view issue, there's a lengthy discussion on the Neutral Point of View page. —TomGarberson

2011-03-14 02:49:34   Thanks for the comment. I know that wikidavis isn't an encyclopedia, or trying to be one, but I believe that a neutral point of view is an important thing for an information reference. I also know that that is a lot to ask sometimes. I just hope that articles can maintain a polite and neutral tone, and opinions can be saved for comments. Wishful thinking I guess, lol. —AmandaD

2011-03-14 06:39:20   There is a page Cut that comment bar out that covers some discussion about why segregating opinion out of the articles leads to problems. —JasonAller