https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =895689460
WadesWorld wrote:Early life and education
Johnson grew up in a farm in Virginia.
Is Wade telling these women's inspirational stories, or is she just mechanically (and rather mindlessly) churning out bland, boring, shite? Factual shite in this case, she did indeed grow up on a farm, but it is scary to think this brand new Wikipedia biography would lose none of its value if Wade's distillation of that source was simply removed. She took the time to seek it out and read it, yet in reality, she saw nothing.source_1 wrote:My interests in biology stem back to my early encounters with nature on my childhood farm in Virginia, USA. This upbringing encouraged an insatiable curiosity with how life is created and developed. As a young scientist-to-be, I was mystified by the ability of the farm animals to reproduce themselves, and accompanying my father to assist in the births of litters of pigs and single calves only furthered this fascination. At university, I chose to focus my studies on biology and biochemistry, and became fascinated with the molecular and sub-cellular biology of the simplest unit of life: the cell.
Again, this is something that only happens out of haste. Someone who really cared, cared about this individual person, someone who was taking their time to add value to Wikipedia, someone who wasn't just mindlessly plugging a list of women into the Wikipedia database because too many penises, would not have been able to resist including the essence of that passage in the very first draft. Not in so many words and with a different tone obviously, obviously, but it is an encyclopedic fact that a curiosity about how the animals on her childhood farm were able to continue their species, is what inspired this woman to study biology.
Wade left it at "grew up on a farm", even though this had a direct causal relationship to the very next sentence she wrote, "Johnson studied biology at Murray State University, where she specialised in molecular biology." It directly influenced her choice of field. Solid biographical detail, that.
People who don't really care and are just rushing to meet a quota, not only miss valuable stuff like this, they also don't give the work the proper care and attention to avoid more serious issues. And before anyone says this could be added later by someone else, just consider how pointless that is. How much of a complete waste of time it is for someone else to have to open all these references and add whatever Wade was in too much of a rush to add.
And consider how long it might be before that even happens. You can even argue the fact that because Wade bagged this one to be her victory for a day, it lessened the likelihood of someone who really cared, creating an even better first draft.
You know what also explains this approach? The fact that, as she has admitted, Wade is not creating these biographies to help Wikipedia. She is doing so to promote the people, to make them visible in Google, so that journalists find them. And what would a journalist have to write about this person, if Wikipedia already gave them answers to the standard interview questions.......
Not an error, this, just another data point building the picture that Wade isn't what she is made out to be (or sells herself as), and the people telling us what she is are either as bad at this encyclopedia writing business as she is, or they just don't care, they see a willing soldier for the cause, and they will say and do anything to give her encouragement.
Churn baby churn.