richard.symonds at wikimedia
Mar 21, 2012, 9:46 AM
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Why do we need a seperate Wikipedia project for this? Surely userspace
Re: Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Stopping the presses:, , Britannica to stop printing books
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drafts are acceptable, they just need 'mainstreaming'...
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On 21/03/2012 16:40, Robin McCain wrote:
> This is an excellent idea - a kind of searchable sandbox where
> articles could eventually be promoted into the main site or simply
> used as in depth backing for a Wikipedia One article. It would need to
> have some high level sort mechanism to make it easier to access
> articles within a geopolitical area or niche focal point just to make
> it possible to disambiguate persons with the same name or the various
> flavors of engineering or architecture. Perhaps it could also serve as
> a beta test bed for Wikimedia software development.
> But what to call it? Wikipedia2 doesn't have much flavor.
> WikipediaLocalized? WikiDetails? WikipediaExpanded? WikipediaSuppliment?
> On 3/20/2012 5:24 PM, foundation-l-request [at] lists wrote:
>> From: David Goodman<dggenwp [at] gmail>
>> To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
>> <foundation-l [at] lists>
>> Cc:rm [at] slmr
>> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] [WikiEN-l] Stopping the presses:,
>> Britannica to stop printing books
>> <CANiz0h18gYRkY79jAWZzSKuaeWd8RtWDc6mZtun_y+66D7pSbw [at] mail>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>> For English, and other languages also:
>> What I suggest is a '''Wikipedia Two'' - an encyclopedia supplement
>> where the standard of notability is much relaxed, but which will be
>> different from Wikia by still requiring Verifiability and NPOV. It
>> would include the lower levels of barely notable articles in
>> Wikipedia, and a good deal of what we do not let in.
>> It would for example include both high schools and elementary schools.
>> It would include college athletes. It would include political
>> candidates. It would include neighborhood businesses, and fire
>> departments. It would include individual asteroids. It would include
>> streets--and also villages. It would include ever ball game in a
>> season. It would include anyone who had a credited role in a film,
>> or any named character in one--both the ones we currently leave out,
>> and the ones we put in.
>> This should satisfy both the inclusionists and the deletionists. The
>> deletionists would have this material out of Wikipedia, the
>> inclusionists would have it not rejected. Newcomers would have an open
>> and accepting place for a initial experience.
>> But it would be interesting to see the results of a search option:
>> Do you want to see everything (WP+WP2), or only the really notable (WP)?
>> Anyone care to guess which people would choose?
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