BoyWiki:Agora/6 April 2014
- When you guys try this out let me know if it works for you too. --Etenne (talk) 20:48, 6 April 2014 (CEST)
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This is in response to your discussion with Eskimo about where "computer security" should be located on BoyWiki, and the link you gave to the Portal:Encyclopedia.
Hmm... Let's see.
I click the link to get to the "Encyclopedia portal".
There, I see a definition for the word "encyclopedia". How nice. I kinda knew what an encyclopedia was, already. But thanks for telling me again.
Nothing on computer security.
I see a link to a dictionary/glossary. Hmm... maybe useful. I click on it. Then I am presented with a menu of about 40 more links to click on. I click on a few of them. One is "get together". I click it. It leads me to the "create a new article" page. Uh, I want to read the definition of "get together", NOT create the entry for it! Hmm... "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition" looks interesting. Oh - another damned "create an entry" page. Fuck! Then I try some of the other links, and they take me to very short entries - information that could all be on one page (like the http://boychat.org/faq.html "glossary" section). I ask myself - why do the people who run BoyWiki force me to click on so many links on the BoyWiki glossary page just to get the same information that I can find in the FAQ glossary - and by clicking only one link to get to the FAQ at BoyChat? Hmm... BoyWiki sucks!
OK - then I see a link to "Historical boylove in Rome" under "History". Boring. Maybe the Greeks would be interesting, but not the Romans. Skip that.
I see three links to News articles under "News". Nah - news about pedophiles depresses me. Skip that.
Then I see links to three articles about "Research". Dr. Milton Diamond - never heard of him. James Cantor - oh, he's that jerk who posts shit on BoyChat. Skip that. Oh, David Riegel - I heard on BoyChat that he's a fraud. Forget him.
Then there are four links to articles about "Sexuality". Sexual orientation, Pederasty, and Ephebophilia. Gee - BoyWiki has almost nothing about sexuality in their encyclopedia. I know what those three words mean. Skip that.
I see one link in "People" (Tom O'Carroll). Isn't he the guy who does those blogs? I can read his blogs. Skip that.
That's it. The "Encylopedia" on BoyWiki has twelve articles in it! And I'm not interested in most of them.
Doesn't seem a very comprehensive "encyclopedia", now, does it?
OK - I'm looking at it as "Joe Pedo" would, when he reached the Encyclopedia portal. He would feel like he had wasted his time clicking through to that Portal. There is almost nothing there to see!
Oh, and DON'T tell me that Joe Pedo should then click on the almost-invisible "Category:Encylopedia" link buried among the other links.
See - "Portal" and "Category" seem quite similar. Joe Pedo already thought that he had found the encyclopedia! So he may read one or two of the (only twelve visible) articles, will perhaps be unimpressed due to their poor quality, and give up reading BoyWiki because it seems to him to be a waste of time, and to be run by incompetents.
Then he goes to BoyChat and bitches about BoyWiki being shit.