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Here is an interesting development that should be of interest to all freelance copy and technical writers around the world: Wikipedia caught one of its editors writing for cash.
How do you feel about this?
A longtime Wikipedia admin has been caught editing the online encyclopedia in exchange for cash. But the Wikicult can’t decide if that’s a problem.
Earlier this week, someone noticed a post to an online job marketplace where an entrenched Wikifiddler was advertising his Wikiservices. “Besides technical writing, I also am an accomplished senior Wikipedia administrator with several featured articles to my name,” read the post, which has since been changed. “If you need a good profile on Wikipedia, I can help you out there too through my rich experience.”
(After reading the whole article: do you still feel the same way?)