> Why is that as a community we haven't been
badgering the board to do
> anything dramatic since Wikinews was set up /18/ months ago.
Cuz Wikinews isn't good yet, Wikipedia is only good
in one language
(German) and usable in a couple more (English, etc.), Wiktionary is
just there, Wikibooks is a mess, and Wikiversity doesn't even know
what it is yet.
It would be best if we didn't subdivide our efforts
even more than
they are now, or we won't get anything done!
Well "dramatic" didn't have to mean a new project!
Why is de: better than en: is a great question. They appear to have
covered classic encyclopedic topics much better than en: and
their proportion of Exzellente Artikeler is double that of our FAs, despite
standards. How to learn from de would be a great thing to discuss.
You also note that other projects are stumbling along and that they
are cause a sub-division of effort. We should change things so that
projects collaborate routinely. You can click on any word in Britannica
Online and get a dictionary definition for example. Why not have this in
Why not have extensions that auto-detect the existence of quotations
or source material by or about a person and even drag a snippet of it
into the sidebar?
Yep there is lots to do, but recently the unimaginative debates
about notability seem to be dominating.