Wish to stop community looking like vindictive whiney trolls on wikipedia. Guess you all happy with that representing you.
The wikipedia doesn't represent me or anybody else. Its supposed to be a repository of knowledge, as informative and truthful as possible. Its not up to you to decide what information people have access to. I would say that your action is directly against the spirit of the wikipedia project.
Here is the wiki article, line by line. Lets see exactly which is fact and which is opinion:
Cryptic has held several community contests that award a guaranteed slot in the closed Beta.
True Two not several
The latest involved a contest to tell the story of a new alien species.
The contest rules stipulated that the entry could not be more than 300 words, yet the winning story was 609 words.
Many in the community were upset that the judges not only seemed to ignore their own contest rules, but also appeared to blame the community for being upset. Many not a number, holds no account. Also fails to mention all those who are happy.
Now, had the above statements not included the words "seemed" and "appeared", this would have been opinion. However, since it does, these statements are true, as that is indeed exactly how it SEEMED. Speculation. These are not facts but people's opinions. Wikipedia supposed to be facts not opinion, this is why people do not trust it.
The Dev team has since appologized to the community and stated that future contest winners will be selected by random lottery.
Also true. Awen has suggested this as a possibility. May still change her mind.
Everything in the wiki is true. If you dont like it, sorry.
Rebuttle in quote.
Main point about controversy is opinion and tattle. Fact is "sky is blue" or "fire is hot". "Many people unhappy" is opinion.
Even though I did not put an entry into this contest. I really believe that Awen made a mistake and owned up to it which is fine with me. Although it does sadden me that all contests will now just be lotteries. Personally I think a mix of both is best. But feelings have been hurt, policies decided, and guess we have to live with what has been done.