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  • WORD: Wikignome

    A second EXAMPLE from the same source:

    ' Jake Orlowitz, who helped with the Philadelphia picnic, said although he did not know Thomsen's particular habits, many Wikignomes simply cannot stop making edits.

    ' "For people for whom Wikipedia consumes that kind of time, it is an absolutely addictive combination of a puzzle and a passion and a hobby, and, literally, in some cases, an addiction," Orlowitz said.

    ' A 2012 Wikipedia study of heavy editors found many of their edits were made due to a sense of compulsion, though more edits were motivated by self-fulfillment. '

    --- " Philadelphian is a king of Wikipedia editors "

    Theodore Schleifer, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, September 2, 2013

    << http://articles.philly.com/2013-09-03/news/41691958_1_south-philadelphia-march-13-david-thomsen >>

    September 11, 2013

  • WORD: Wikignome

    DEFINITION:

    n. A Wikipedian whose efforts on behalf of the digital encyclopedia Wikipedia are largely limited to editing and similar tasks. Cf., "The Elves and the Shoemaker" who appear in The Brothers Grimm.

    << http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elves_and_the_Shoemaker >>

    EXAMPLE:

    ' "The gnomes are like the cleaners that come in at night and clean the office at the business," said Mary Mark Ockerbloom, who worked for the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia on a special Wikipedia project. "You don't necessarily see them, but, boy, if they weren't there, it'd be a different place."

    ' Thomsen agrees. But since he suffered a stroke in January, he has begun to question whether his legacy could be more than that of a Wikignome.

    --- " Philadelphian is a king of Wikipedia editors "

    Theodore Schleifer, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, September 2, 2013

    << http://articles.philly.com/2013-09-03/news/41691958_1_south-philadelphia-march-13-david-thomsen >>

    September 11, 2013