The Lewis Carroll Wiki page is an almost permanent zone of weird, of course, but I’m not talking about the usual kinds of “he was a pervert who should have had his balls fried”, or “he lived next door to my Nan and used to walk her dog”, kind of stuff ; I’m referring to that half-hearted part time Wiki-War being fought against those pesky and inconvenient facts that have been recently unearthed. Someone, for example, keeps modifying the section on the so-called ‘Guildford paper’, digging up Morton Cohen’s still unsubstantiated, and best forgotten claims about Philip Jaques (Carroll’s great-nephew), having written it as a ‘joke’, and concluding Carroll almost probably might really still have proposed to Alice Liddell on that iconic June day in 1863 after all. You can just see them thinking – bless ’em – “if we can put it right there on Wiki then it must be true.”
Well today we noticed things have suddenly ratcheted up a tad, and someone had deleted the entire ‘Carroll Myth’ section.
Guess that about wraps it up then. If it’s not on Wiki, then it just isn’t worth talking about. 😉
Update: someone has put it back now. Interesting (well slightly, it’s a slow day, I’m resting a shoulder tendon), to see what happens next. If you see anything worth commenting on let us know.