Buzz Kanter And Group Of Enthusiasts Launch Motorcyclia

You probably know and use Wikipedia, the Web-based, free-content encyclopedia written collaboratively by volunteers (you and me) and sponsored by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. It contains entries both on traditional encyclopedic topics, on current events and people with articles subject to be modified and changed by nearly anyone. Buzz Kanter, publisher of American Iron Magazine, using the same principle and free Wiki, just launched Motorcyclia an online encyclopedia focusing on all aspects of motorcycles, motorcycling and motorcyclists. He tells me that he hopes that Motorcyclia will expand in an ever-growing resource of information about motorcycling history, tech, models, people, events, destinations, competition, etc.

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5 Responses to “Buzz Kanter And Group Of Enthusiasts Launch Motorcyclia”


  1. 1 Nicker May 21st, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    RE:
    “…you must keep an absolute neutral point of view and refrain from any bias….”

    Ya, like that really happens in the wacky world of Wiki.

    I’m so sure!…….. 🙂

    -nicker-

  2. 2 Tony May 21st, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Wikipedia as a reference is very controversial. It is both praised for its free distribution, free editing and wide range of topics. But also extremely criticized for systemic biases, lack of credentials of the writers, deficiencies in some topics, and lack of accountability and authority when compared with traditional encyclopedias. It may be much worse with this Motorcyclia because it will be written by a small group of people some of them with srong bias and a personal agenda.

  3. 3 Gerald May 21st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Went to the website. Understand nothing about this Motorcyclia thing. Sounds dumb to me.

  4. 4 Nicker May 22nd, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Tony,

    RE:
    “…systemic biases, lack of credentials of the writers, deficiencies in some topics, and lack of accountability and authority …”

    Dude, your being way too polite…….. 🙂

    -nicker-

  5. 5 Buzz Kanter May 27th, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for the plug, but I have no idea where “Evidently, when you write in this online encyclopedia about any motorcycle topic or person, you must keep an absolute neutral point of view and refrain from any bias. Motorcyclia.” came from.

    I am not launching it, but am part of a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who are launching it. And we have no idea how to keep an “absolute neutral point of view and refrain from any bias.”

    The idea is to create a live and growing source of information regarding all aspects of motoryccles – old and new, American & import.

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