„Greatest misconception about Wikipedia: We aren’t democratic. Our readers edit the entries, but we’re actually quite snobby. The core community appreciates when someone is knowledgeable, and thinks some people are idiots and shouldn’t be writing.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Quelle: The Encyclopedist’s Lair, The New York Times, November 18, 2007, 2007-11-19 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/magazine/18wwln-domains-t.html?ex=1196139600&en=25f7b166ceba3519&ei=5070&emc=eta1,

„It turns out a lot of people don’t get it. Wikipedia is like rock’n’roll; it’s a cultural shift.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Wales to Computerworld, "Wikipedia founder gazes into site's future" (18 August 2006) http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/0/E33CA972AD48588CCC2571C7001C3649?OpenDocument, based on an earlier interview at Wikimania

„Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information“

—  Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales. Keynote speech, Wikimania, August 2006. May 19, 2006
About falseness

„I regard it as a pseudonym and I don’t really have a problem with it.“

—  Jimmy Wales

On controversy regarding fraudulent claims of credentials by the Wikipedian Essjay, in an e-mail to editors of The New Yorker, as quoted in The New York Times (5 March 2007) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/technology/05wikipedia.html?ex=1330750800&en=bce61db72670b609&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

„We've always had a love/hate relationship with numbers.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Wales to Computerworld, "Wikipedia founder gazes into site's future" (18 August 2006) http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/0/E33CA972AD48588CCC2571C7001C3649?OpenDocument, based on an earlier interview at Wikimania

„I have said this many times in the past and will say it many times in the future I am sure: some people need to find a different hobby, because whatever they are here for, it is not to help build an encyclopedia.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Comment about "drama mongers" on the Wikipedia Administrator's noticeboard, (23 November 2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/IncidentArchive330&diff=prev&oldid=173346013

„What we won't do is pretend that the work of lunatic charlatans is the equivalent of "true scientific discourse."“

—  Jimmy Wales

It isn't.
Boingboing.net, Jimmy Wales tells "energy workers" that Wikipedia won't publish woo, "the work of lunatic charlatans isn't the equivalent of 'true scientific discourse'" http://boingboing.net/2014/03/26/jimmy-wales-tells-energy-wor.html

„Random speculative pseudo information should be removed, unless it can be sourced.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikien-l/2006-May/046440.html - Email to WikiEN-l, Tue May 16 20:30:15 UTC 2006
About falseness

„Wikipedia is a non-profit. It was either the dumbest thing I ever did or the smartest thing I ever did.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Keynote Speech, SXSW 2006, published in "The wisdom of one" (25 April 2007) http://www.theage.com.au/news/in-depth/the-wisdom-of-one/2007/04/24/1177180647120.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

„Given enough time humans will screw up Wikipedia just as they have screwed up everything else, but so far it's not too bad.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Berkman Center (May 15, 2008) http://news.cnet.com/8301-13953_3-9945028-80.html

„[Wikipedia is] like a sausage: you might like the taste of it, but you don't necessarily want to see how it's made.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Who knows?, The Guardian, October 26, 2004, 2007-02-09 http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1335837,00.html, (Alluding to a famous quote "Laws are like sausages — it is better not to see them being made.", generally attributed to Otto von Bismarck.)

„I think that argument is completely morally bankrupt, and I think people know that when they make it. There's a very big difference between having a sincere, passionate interest in a topic and being a paid shill … Particularly for PR firms, it's something they should really very strongly avoid: ever touching an article.“

—  Jimmy Wales

PRWeek (30 Jan 2007) http://www.prweek.com/us/login/required/629646 In response to suggestions Wikipedia might change policies to allow PR firms to edit the site without breaking a rule called "WP:AUTO".

„Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind. It is a place we can all go to think, to learn, to share our knowledge with others. When I founded Wikipedia, I could have made it into a for-profit company with advertising banners, but I decided to do something different. We’ve worked hard over the years to keep it lean and tight. We fulfill our mission efficiently.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Wikimedia donation page https://donate.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:LandingPage&country=US&uselang=en&utm_medium=spontaneous&utm_source=fr-redir&utm_campaign=spontaneous&rdfrom=%2F%2Fwikimediafoundation.org%2Fw%2Findex.php%3Ftitle%3DFundraising%26redirect%3Dno.

„Simply having rules does not change the things that people want to do. You have to change incentives.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Interview with Reason magazine (June 2007) http://reason.com/news/show/119689.html

„I don't see any particular problem with that.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Responding to http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikien-l/2007-March/066648.html the deletion of a Wikipedia article from non-administrator view, while the article's deletion was being reviewed by the community. (27 March 2007)

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