PR, POV, Wikis and non-wikis
I'm all in favour of a well-written and informative article, and getting permission to reprint such an article from smokingpipes.com is all very well, but this defeats the purpose of a wiki. Essentially we now have an article that represents probably no more than one writer's point of view, and seems very likely to have come from the Stanwell PR Department in the first place.
Even if it means losing the pictures in favour of contributors' own (and I'd be happy to start), I think this should be re-written from multiple sources. It would benefit from an impartial tone, cross-references to information about other brands and styles, and, above all, the ability for anyone with an extra nugget of information to add it.
22.214.171.124 15:03, 31 January 2009 (CST)