Is my blog a credible source? Nitpicker posts gripe on Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a strange world. It’s a fantastic (albeit flawed) resource. But when you get into the weeds, you sense its high school drama queen vibe. Latest example is a little debate about some site called Andy Hecker, who heroically maintains the masters world records page, writes: “The validity of is currently being questioned at [this page]. Andy says someone is questioning the credibility of very minor comments included in the April Jace article (which he wishes to wipe out). “ is accused of not being a credible source because it is a one-man blog,” he writes. “I’ve framed it as a news aggregation site focused on the subject of Masters Athletics.” If you’re comfortable with the Wikipedia moderation system and want to weigh in, be my guest. I’m just snickering from the sidelines.


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May 26, 2014

8 Responses

  1. Tom Phillips - May 26, 2014

    Whoever “Hirolovesswords” is/was, Ken, he/she appears to have been deleted on Wikipedia now. It’s a world full of professional trolls. Move on, you’re the best.

  2. Jim Broun - May 26, 2014

    Ditto on Tom’s response! Ken, you have given us so much! Thank you for your contributions and efforts! I am a fan!

  3. al cestero - May 26, 2014

    and i am also a fan…thanks and keep it up !

  4. don burkett - May 27, 2014

    Ken, their just jealous of your site!!! Not only are you the best but most timely reporting Masters news / stories. Keep up the GREAT work!!!

  5. Kenneth Effler - May 27, 2014

    I’m not sure where I’d get timely news and information regarding masters track and field without this website. Keep up the outstanding work. You deserve a gold medal for your reporting.

  6. Joseph Burleson - May 27, 2014

    Ken, your is one of the backbones of the masters’ running community. It is like a “back fence” that we can peer over and talk with our neighbors. I have become virtual friends with so many of those who chime into your website, even though I have not necessarily met them in person. It’s the first place I go to when logging in each day. Keep the presses rolling!

  7. Eric Fahlgren - May 27, 2014

    “High school drama queen vibe…” Ha ha! You’ve capture the mindset of the wikipedia community exactly. Keep up the good work and continue snickering.

  8. Mary Harada - May 27, 2014

    so many internet trolls – so few honest journalists – you are a professional Ken – I am tempted to wave a digit at the trolls – but that would not be polite – but then – being polite is so …last century.

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