H+Pedia:Cunningham's Law

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Cunningham's Law states "the best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question; it's to post the wrong answer."

To this end, a number of definitions, articles and general information on H+Pedia may be not only incomplete but in some cases wrong. The power of Cunningham's law relies upon:

  1. As many people as possible viewing the content
  2. Informed and critical thinking people analysing content in more depth
  3. Errors and omissions being noticed
  4. Efforts being made to feedback about the errors

If either step fails, the process fails as a whole.

It is, however, superior to the alternative form of information dissemination:

  1. A few experts in a given field write detailed authoritative information
  2. Few people can read or understand the information
  3. End

As such, don't be afraid of being wrong when making edits! And don't wait forever to give feedback!

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