If you want to know why eHow articles are so bad, it’s because the writers spend more time writing their notes explaining their crappy writing than they do writing the article.
My favorite writer comment out of this manifesto is, “I disagree with AP about calling boats ‘it’ (see Item 3, above) and have written around that offensive pronoun insofar as is possible.” Seriously, who cares?
I also like the logic here: “I chose the slant of the article because of my extensive experience. If you disagree with the slant of the article, see the DMS Editorial Guidelines. If you disagree with the Guidelines, see the Content Curators.” In other words, I wrote this because I said so, and the rules say I can say so.
Click the image to see it in all its glory. The CE’s comment sums up the eHow editing process.