User talk:My password is a
- Trying to restore order? Some anarchist you are!
Anarchism is not opposed to order, just authority (this is however a very common misconception). Your action has shown that the software used to run this site (Mediawiki), is very vulnerable and is not probably as good a medium for an "anarchist encyclopedia" as would be a distributed peer to peer network. Would you accept an armistice and allow to restore some order? rev 22 23:17, 15 Oct 2005 (UTC)
- If the software is vulnerable and not a good medium because it allows me to do things that, were it not for 'anarchy', authority would have prevented me from doing, surely you are simply using the medium as a surrogate authority? Authority is any external force that controls or seeks to control by design behaviour or thought, whether it's a piece of software that stops you from deleting a page or a short man with a moustache suffering from chronic cramp in his right arm. My password is a 01:58, 16 Oct 2005 (UTC)
My criticism of current wiki softwares (including the one currently used by Anarchopedia), regards the fact that they rely on a central server and database, instead of the more naturally democratic model already used in peer to peer networks (which so far has not been used for implementing a wiki upon). In this case the failure is not merely a failure of the software (which should prevent an isolated user from destroying in few minutes what other users built in months), but also a failure of the community, that should outnumber uncooperative users. rev 22 16:11, 16 Oct 2005 (UTC)