T P wrote:
Nevertheless, my point was that whether something is
"significant enough" to
be included in Wikipedia may not be apparent for some time.
I've always been a proponent of the view that Wikipedia is not and never
should be a "finished" encyclopedia, but rather is a massive
freely-licensed resource from which one can _create_ a "finished"
encyclopedia. IMO our main product is database dumps, and our main
target user is entities like Answers.com
who take those dumps and
republish them in some way. In an ideal world people who just wanted to
find information and weren't going to do any sort of editing would go to
them rather than coming to wikipedia.org
, it'd save us bandwidth and
This is why I'm often mentioning and hoping for some form of the
long-promised "article validation" feature in these contexts. Something
like that could make it much easier for users to cull out the material
they want while at the same time not hindering the continuing work we're
doing on the "unfinished" stuff back here at the sausage factory.