On 5/3/06, Philip Welch <wikipedia(a)philwelch.net> wrote:
On May 3, 2006, at 4:38 AM, Anthony DiPierro wrote:
That would be incredible, but somehow I doubt
there are that many
dedicated Wikipedians that it's going to happen.
Anyway, I look forward to the day when I can use Wikipedia to find out
about the local coffee shops and Linux User Groups and radio stations
and indie artists. If that means I have to stop myself from clicking
on a link to [[Harrisburg Street, St. Petersburg]] and reading about
the width of the sidewalks, it's well worth it.
Otherwise, if you can think of some way that Wikipedia can allow
what's interesting to me but not allow what I personally find to be
"cruft", without boring me with the nearly impossible task of going
through every VFD discussion myself, I'd love to hear it.
Actually, it would be not too bad to put together city guides and
such, either within Wikipedia or within a separate project. But there
is so much more content of such wider interest waiting to be
developed that we shouldn't divide our efforts.
The same could be said of *any* category of articles. Why write about
presidents, or hurricanes, or rock stars, or fortune 500 companies,
when there is so much else to do? I'd personally rather read about
coffee shops and indie artists than fortune 500 companies and rock