August 6, 2005 · Jimbo Wales
I’ve been a bit delayed from posting because I’ve been completely swamped by media. As I’ve joked before, I’m a lot like David Hasselhoff: big in Germany.
But a fair amount of my time was spent this morning trying to complain about a rather absurd story published by Reuters which claims that I’ve announced some major changes to Wikipedia editorial policy. It’s a fine story except for the tiny detail of being completely false.
Of course slashdot and a ton of newspapers and websites picked up the story and ran with it, causing a fair amount of speculation based on, well, absolutely nothing.