The Wikipedia Paradox

According to Wikipedia (citations omitted):

“Ignore All Rules” is a “favorite” rule of the English-language open content encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Its formulation is generally (emphasis in original), “If a rule prevents you from improving or maintaining Wikipedia, ignore it.” Wikipedia has a tradition of treating rules skeptically, except for this rule …

Do you see the paradox here? After all, isn’t the Wikipedia rule — “Ignore All Rules” — itself a rule?!

Can you solve the Wikipedia Paradox ?

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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