Blake Dawson's Wikipedia page hijacked

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  • Naivety

    What the author doesn't seem to realise is that Wikipedia pages aren't written or edited by the firms themselves, so the page has hardly been 'invaded'. The details might perhaps be wrong (hardly a first for Wikipedia), but the fact that someone has written something that the firm doesn't like is entirely par for the course.

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  • STOP PRESS! Wikipedia is not gospel shock

    Wikipedia is a collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone. Stuff that's added gets modified but only after a certain amount of time. This makes it both brilliant but highly flawed. I once read on Wikipedia that Kylie had died of a brain haemmorhage only to find out shortly after that it was a 'joke' and that Ms Minogue was alive and well.

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  • Agreed

    The only real information I gained from this article is that thelawyer has a fundamental misunderstanding of wikipedia. Maybe I'll go update thelawyer's entry on wikipedia to reflect that.

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  • Wikipedia

    As Wikipedia is a user-edited, open-access information source, it's hardly hijacking if someone edits it to include information that may or may not be true.

    Now, perhaps if they'd completely replaced the content with the information of a 'rival' firm, then hijacking might be a slightly more appropriate term.

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  • It's true - they have sacked 100

    Nothing was hijacked!! Let it be know, profits first - people second! Fellow expats, who wants to go home now? Seems its no better there.



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  • Some truth there

    The press in OZ have published that Blakes will make up to 100 staff cuts (not sure how many legal/non-legal) following a consultation process which is happening at the moment. I've heard that Deacons and Corrs have also made a small number of cuts but nothing has appeared about it in any of the press. There is a slight feeling of insecurity in the market here. However, Australians generally remain optimistic that the finances of the big 4 banks are robust enough to get them through the global downturn without the need to replicate the level of cuts that are happening in the UK and US. Guess only time will tell.

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  • Is this news?

    Agree with many of the comments below this article reflects poorly on The Lawyer. Wikipedia pages are often vandalised. The vandalism is usually corrected very quickly and I would imagine if you checked the Wikipaedia pages of most major law firms many would have had some vandals attack them at some stage. Wikipaedia pages can't be hijacked, you just log in and amend. Slow news day today?

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  • Fair enough...

    All the firms are doing it...at least they are up front about it...not ideal to have plastered all over wiki, but I guess that is what wiki is for...

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  • Told off

    This notice is to state that the author has now been formally told off by the legal profession for using the term 'highjack' in relation to the Wikipedia story. It is understood that he will not make that error again and pleads with the profession not to b*llock him any more about it.

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  • Who is telling off whom?

    Is the teacher going to be told off for 'highjack' (sic)?

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