I'm old school, I'd like to change the (mis)use of "begs the question" to "invites the question" or similar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begs_the_question#Modern_usage_controversy).
I also think that perhaps you didn't give enough credit to his point that Wikipedia claims to be an Encyclopedia and so perhaps invites being held to a higher level.
Other than that a pretty fine letter.
Bdoserror 01:03, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
Thank you. My feeling on the issue is that the term 'encyclopedia' does not fully encompass what Wikipedia really represents. Wikipedia, as stated, is a 'free-content encyclopedia,' to me that statement implies that Wikipedia does not attempt to represent itself as a single, unitary source of authoritative information; rather it is a diffuse, dynamic conglomeration of individuals who freely edit the content.
I agree with your objection to my usage of 'begs the question,' I have changed it. Nhandler 01:19, 13 December 2005 (UTC)