On 11/07/07, Zoney <zoney.ie(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Wikipedia is a work-in-progress, but really if
it's supposed to be an
encyclopaedia, there shouldn't be public article content that's worse than
an early 1990s website with "under construction" banners (editorial
templates on articles?)
Aha. Here follows the crux.
"Wikipedia is an encyclopedia"
"Wikipedia is a project to write an encyclopedia"
We started off the latter; at some point, people started assuming the
former. If you stick to the latter, then half-written drafts and pages
with "needs cleanup" or "check this Tuesday" become a lot more
understandable. We're a work in progress that lets people read the
current draft, not a constantly updating work.
- Andrew Gray