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Fair representation in election coverage on wikipedia? Guess again . . .
by Reader
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2010 5:14 PM
Wikipedia claims it is a neutral source, is constantly ranting about being non-biased, yet on the pages for the Governor races they show only the images of the Dem and Republican at the top -- all others are ignored. I will document the sick absurdities that will arise as I take this on, just for the record.
640_ca_gov_race_image_3_candidates.jpg
This is the page after I inserted Laura Well's image into the template. The code for the box only puts a color banner on the R and D candidate, because it expects there will be no other, and doesn't know what to do when there is . . .

I will try to get the others in there too, Peace and Freedom's Stewart Alexander, but I expect I will not be allowed to even get that far, and it looks like the box is also not designed to know what to do with more than two boxes as it is . . .

The page is here --

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gubernatorial_election,_2010

Discussion is here --

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:California_gubernatorial_election,_2010

Laura's page is here --

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Wells

Sterwart Alexander is here --

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Alexander_(politician)

Others can be found on the main page at the top.
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Green candidate Rich Whitney is included in Ill race, but the same editors are trying . .repostMonday Jun 14th, 2010 8:42 PM
SlimVirginrepostSunday Jun 13th, 2010 6:06 PM
"the infobox for elections is not set up to handle more than two candidates"patheticSunday Jun 13th, 2010 5:50 PM
There's such a thing as "consensus"...Wikipedia editorThursday Jun 10th, 2010 5:29 PM
California gubernatorial election, 2010GreenThursday Jun 10th, 2010 4:14 PM
A last lookGreenThursday Jun 10th, 2010 4:13 PM
Thanks RichardGreenThursday Jun 10th, 2010 3:30 PM
the infoboxrichard nixonThursday Jun 10th, 2010 3:04 PM
Template code is smarter than you thinkdcvbnmThursday Jun 10th, 2010 10:13 AM
So far they are going wild, just within minutes!ReaderWednesday Jun 9th, 2010 5:31 PM