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craig at halo-17

Apr 10, 2012, 5:25 PM

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 97, Issue 32

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> Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:27:25 -0600
> From: James Heilman <jmh649 [at] gmail>
> To: wikimedia-l [at] lists
> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Travel Guide
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> Yes WikiTravel has some poorly sourced pages that ramble on. However so
> does Wikipedia. The solution is to increase the size of the community and
> quality will increase with time. We did not always have
> strike referencing guidelines. To get this project to grow we need to get
> it based in an environment where it can grow.
>
> The Spanish Wikipedia, if I remember correctly, threatened to split off in
> 2004 due to Wikipedia having no solid non profit foundation. Those are WT
> have the same concerns. They do not want all their volunteers efforts going
> to the bottom line of a for profit (Internet Brands). And would anyone
> blame them. If we within the Wikimedia Movement want to see this content
> improved we should welcome them into the WMF. We have 20 editors supporting
> this proposal as of April 10th, 2012.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Travel_Guide
>
> --
> James Heilman
> MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
>

Yes, this. I call on the Foundation to move quickly on this issue and
welcome this project into the Wikimedia family without any further delay.

Cheers,
Craig
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