On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 8:57 PM, Mathias Damour
Your proposal on this 2010 discussion, (
) to which I anserwed
by the one you mention, was that Vikida would switch its reader target to 13
to 18 years old people, and cohabit in this manner with Wikimini which would
be for 8-13 years old children.
One of my arguments against that was that I disagree with the assumption
that this proposal held, which is that children schould write for children,
and teenagers for teenagers.
I think "children" and "teenagers" are different audiences.
Authors of any age can write for those two audiences.
I could imagine having up to three versions of articles about any
topic: with complexity suitable for audiences of ages "6-12",
In the same way, Wikipedia is roughly written by
high-school pupils, there is a kind of interval between the average editor
and average reader.
That's unclear - sometimes there are both short and long versions of
The language for specialized topics is often much more advanced than
suitable for high-school students.