Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Participatory Enclyclopedia - Conservaedia

Conservapedia is an wiki encyclopedia with a political and Christian focus (their words, not mine.) According to the site, the page was begun in 2006 by home schooled students in New Jersey.

What was informative for me was the Conservapedia Commandments which are the guidelines for posting and participating in the forums.

To submit an article for Conservapedia the information must be true and verifiable. You must cite yours sources. The use of B.C.E. (Before the Common Era) is not allowed because they feel it ignores the historical basis for the uses of B.C and A.D.

There are definitions, articles and various types of information expressed. There was even a page were folks could point out where Conservapedia was not as balanced as it appears to present itself.

Conservapedia could have removed the questions and concerns. It will be up to them on how they responded and become a accurate representation of the views of the conservative landscape.

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