User talk:Bogus

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Hi, thanks for contributing to the wiki. I noticed you are making many words on the pages into links. The current notability guidelines, although far from well-articulated, state that wiki shouldn't duplicate content present elsewhere. Wiki is primarily for organizing the material discussed on the blog, and describing the concepts in the context of the blog, where linking to other sources directly would complicate matters or lose the context. --Vladimir Nesov 19:26, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Also see article naming convention. --Vladimir Nesov 19:37, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Please slow down. Don't add articles on obscure concepts, don't do original (to the blog) research. Even the probably valid references to the literature have to be removed because of epistemic hygiene if they can't be readily verified to be relevant. This wiki is for organizing the blog posts and concepts discussed in them. Case in point (I'll get to removing it once I review the backlog, a couple of weeks now): Tensegrity. --Vladimir Nesov 17:56, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. Yes, I am trying to organize and summarize a number of concepts which have been thoroughly hashed out already, either on the blog or at But I think there's nothing wrong with adding minor clarifications or extensions--that's an eminently suitable task for any sort of wiki. Users can always revert any disputed text or move it to talk, and any serious conflicts can be escalated to a blog comment or post.
As for tensegrity, yes feel free to delete it. It was added as a dicdef, but I realize that the term is not directly relevant to human rationality. It can be confusing and having it here is probably unwarranted at this time. --Bogus 13:02, 14 October 2009 (UTC)