Vanity. . . Definitely My Favorite Sin
"What argument or evidence can you offer to support this silly claim that I wish to establish 'centralized content control'?"That's a good question. But I have a much better question: If it's such a silly claim, why are you bothering to respond to it? Seriously.
"I'm surprised that you have jumped on the bandwagon of those who say, 'Oh my gosh, if there are experts involved, it must be Nupedia all over again!'"Hardly a bandwagon, although I would have to agree that many other people worthy of note believe that Citizendium qualifies as a recapitulation of Nupedia. However, I have no problem with having experts involved in wiki projects, and my position on Wikipedia's unfair bias against experts would have been quite apparent to you if you'd carefully read the post to which you responded.
"The Citizendium has editors who can weigh in as "resident experts" as necessary. . . . To suggest . . . that they simply insist on their views without argument--is in essence to malign a whole bunch of people you don't know at all."I can't tell you what a joy it is to have you put words in my mouth that I never said. To wit, I did not say that "Citizendium editors simply insist on their views without argument," and suggesting that this was my position is what logicians refer to as a fallacious "straw man" argument. For future reference, if I mean to say that Citizendium editors simply insist on their view without argument, I won't have to suggest it; I'll just say it.
"[C]redentials are necessary for being an editor. Not for being an author, of course, and most of our registered contributors are authors. But, yes, you have to prove that you're actually an expert."The need to have a distinction between expert editors and other contributors is somewhat lost on me, but you have answered your own question regarding my characterization of your position on centralized content control.
"Frankly, we put out on their ear far faster than Wikipedia ever did anyone who actually acts like a jackass. Your own intemperate post, for instance, is the sort of mean-spirited, vicious personal attack that would get you excluded."Hardly an intemperate post by me, but definitely an intemperate response on your part wherein you stop holding court just long enough to step outside and challenge me to to mutual combat.