No one says we can't make "our own" wiki - MediaWiki is free, after all.
I do hate having to have a practice wiki... it's like here are your
training wheels then you graduate and can go on to write on the "real man's
version" of Wikipedia.
It's like articles for creation :P
On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 10:59 AM, Carol Moore dc <carolmooredc(a)verizon.net>
On 12/31/2014 12:32 PM, Sarah Stierch wrote:
This is the new user mentoring program
on English Wikipedia
This is great!
Also, I agree that a woman's space will be shut down much more quickly
than GGTF could be, and through an actual Misc for Deletion. The (male
dominated) "community" won't put up with it. And it would might be
somewhat duplicative of the numerous relevant projects that exist.
And another email list probably not needed unless it is for very specific
projects. One of which might be:
A woman's "practice Wiki."
Even if it only used somewhat more rudimentary technology and had scaled
down policy/help pages. And if it only included a few thousand initial
articles across a variety of topics and grew only as woman chose to create
articles not on Wikipedia and/or move articles over and practice on them.
*Editors would have to register but only would be verified as women if
they became disruptive. And then once verified, usual relevant practices
would apply. Advantages:
*We have to get women hooked and avoiding the most obvious problems of
immediately deleted edits and hostility would give them a chance to get
*New editors could move back and forth between the two and it would be a
place women having problems on regular wikipedia could go back to until
they were ready to try again, without feeling the only alternatives is to
*It's main/news pages would be of interest to women
*If it grew fast and became popular, Wikipedia might have to look at their
policies. Even if it doesn't, it still helps create a strong and larger
number of women who can make changes to the "community" policies.
*I'm sure others can come up with advantages.
This sort of thing probably could be done with just a couple employees and
various donations as necessary.
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