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Wikipedia - Electronic cigarette

Discussion in 'Media and General News' started by Petrodus, Sep 16, 2013.

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  1. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    Midwest
    Wikipedia - Electronic cigarette

    What kind of Politically Correct B.S. is this ??
     
  2. wbart

    wbart Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2013
    Easton, MD, USA
    Better than saying "We are all gonna die"

    I agree but you gotta take what you can get
     
  3. Uma

    Uma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2010
    Calif
    Is it editable?
     
  4. BuGlen

    BuGlen Divergent ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 6, 2012
    Tampa, Florida
    Contact the author of the page and ask if he/she will add links to CASAA and ECF.
     
  5. ClippinWings

    ClippinWings Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2011
    The OC
    why not just edit it?

    I just edited the info on the FDA study.

    Just be careful not to change it too drastically... be honest, write the facts... DO NOT write biased opinion statements...

    They will be seen as biased vandalism and deleted.

    I never thought about fighting our PR fight on wikipedia... but it's not a bad Idea... people trust it. and people looking for information on what an ecig is will find it.
     
  6. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    Midwest
    Wikipedia is a MAJOR reference site
    maybe someone in CASAA who is familiar
    with editing Wikipedia could step up and edit this
    to insure the text is accurate.
     
  7. ClippinWings

    ClippinWings Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2011
    The OC
    I'll keep an eye on it... I'll comb through it tonight and make sure it's right... then watch it for ANTZ vandalism.
     
  8. AgentAnia

    AgentAnia Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2013
    Orbiting Sirius B
    Check out the "edit this article" and "talk." Verrrrrrry interrrrrestinggggg... Looks like some major editing has been done in the last month.
     
  9. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    Midwest
    Wikipedia should not in anyway be a platform for those opposed to e-cigarettes.
    That includes the garbage lies that e-smoking MIGHT not be as dangerous as smoking
    and the benefits haven't been proven.

    Edits should be made by those with the facts and I suggest edits
    should be written by or at least approved by CASAA to insure
    accuracy as well as professionalism.

    Edit
    Of course we should monitor Wikipedia
    to insure the FDA Lovers ... or possibly FDA officials
    and others ... don't play games with their edits.
     
  10. gayhalo

    gayhalo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Ross-on-Wye UK
    I see Drexel is not referenced ..... I think that should be put right..... It is newer than almost all the other refs.

    I agree with Petrodus so I will not be doing it myself.
     
  11. ClippinWings

    ClippinWings Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2011
    The OC
    Upon further consideration...

    I'm not level headed enough to edit this on a consistent basis.

    I'll watch it for vandalism... but adding or editing content to frame a more balanced point of view(Drexel Study), will have to rely on someone else
     
  12. DrMA

    DrMA Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2013
    Seattle area
    I agree completely. Wikipedia is probably the best outreach resource we have and this article on ecigs should be informative, accurate and unbiased. And yes, we should definitely add a section on the Burstyn study.

    Somebody at CASAA please look into this.
     
  13. Uma

    Uma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2010
    Calif
    We might have to start our own wiki
     
  14. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2013
    Taxachusetts
    There's this - E-Cig Wiki


    I think text-based black web pages suck though :shrug:


    EDIT - The main wikipedia page is the most popular wiki we'll ever have.

    Any other wiki page will never be as popular as the wikipedia page. It needs to stay correct.
     
  15. RickAppling

    RickAppling Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2013
    Lincoln' NE
    Maybe I am dense. But it sounds reasonable to me. Though adding to the entry sounds good.


     
  16. Grammie

    Grammie Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2009
    Virginia, Well Steeped
    Has anyone point the CASAA Board members to this thread?
     
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