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Gråbergs Gråa Sång

Joined 6 March 2009

Three set forth seeking fortune. And one found gold, another came on good land, and tilled it. But the third saw sunlight making jewels of the dew. All three went by the same road. Each thought himself the richer.


Gråbergssång, a poem by Gustaf Fröding I got my username from.

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Stuff people wroteEdit

"I learned from Wikipedia that Sandman:the Dream Hunters was actually based on Pu Songling's Strange Stories From A Chinese Studio, which I thought I ought to read. Will report back." - Neil Gaiman

"[Wikipedia's] articles are palimpsests stirred together by a global assortment of geniuses, crackpots, and everyone in between, sometimes citing great stuff, sometimes poor stuff, and sometimes nothing." - User:SMcCandlish

"If I go and read a Wikipedia article on a controversial topic, because it’s gone through the wringer of the community, it tends to have a lot of complex richness to it. If not true in a capital-T sense, it at least reflects a lot of the nuances and ambiguities and controversies in the community related to the topic." - Royce Kimmons, an assistant professor of instructional psychology and technology at Brigham Young University

"“The biggest problem with Wikipedia,” an avid editor involved with the online project once told me, “is that people write it and that people read it.”" - Omer Benjakob, Haaretz

"Perhaps in Wikipedia as in real life, we are more likely to encounter people than monsters." - Stephen Harrison, Slate

"We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare. But now, thanks to the internet, we know that this is not true." - Robert Wilensky

"And proved the Philistines were almost certainly Canadian." - Youtube

"As we’ve seen time and again, Wikipedia helps shape the way that we see the world. When something is on Wikipedia, it’s treated as worthy of noticing. When it’s not on Wikipedia, people can claim it’s not real or worth discussing. Yes, it’s a community-edited encyclopedia that anyone can add to (or vandalize) for any reason, but it’s more trusted than virtually anything on the web these days, including, perhaps, many major news organizations. Case in point: the top Google result for “can you trust Wikipedia?” is an article from Wikipedia." - Matt Novak, Gizmodo

"I do think we can use Wikipedia for good." - John Green,Crash Course

"The class was excited at their newfound powers, but then they noticed that the edits they were making were being removed. A horrified silence followed—somebody was monitoring them! A Wikipedia moderator was taking down edits because there was too much activity on a single article." - Logan Silva, KQED

"I'd also add from an intellectual standpoint that I'm not really sure how we should deal with people who's claim to notability comes from us not considering them notable." - User:TonyBallioni

"The brief but dense article for the so-called ’Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp’ — a 7-foot-tall reptilian humanoid alleged to inhabit the wetlands of South Carolina — is one such entry, a page doomed to exist in an eternal three-way edit war between those who genuinely believe the monster is real, those who consider it interesting as an example of contemporary local folklore, and those who just love speculating about swamp monsters online for kicks." - J.R. Hennessy, The Outline

"I was a skeptic of Wikipedia at first (albeit, I point out to Mr. Null, never a “Wikipedia skeptic”), but now I grudgingly conclude that if people like Deepak Chopra, Mike Adams, Gary Null, and Joe Mercola hate Wikipedia’s coverage of them, alternative medicine, medicine, and vaccines so much, maybe Wikipedia’s doing a pretty good job after all, at least with respect to these topics." - David Gorski, Science-Based Medicine

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