George Herbert wrote:
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Nikola Smolenski
Translation: what we are doing right now is wrong
and no one complains
too loudly, therefore we may get away with being even more wrong in the
No, what we are doing now is not wrong. What we're doing now is uniformly
and universally accepted in the en.wp community and nearly all the rest of
them. Claiming that it's wrong is like calling black white.
Something could be uniformly and universally accepted, and still wrong.
This is one of such things.
Anyway, you are missing the point entirely. Online, where everything is
a click away, having a link to the article history is practically the
same thing as reproducing the list of authors. Of course, it would be
even better if we would have the ability to display a list of authors,
better still if we could somehow separate major and minor contributors
and so on.
But the issue here is appropriate attribution offline. It is proposed
that appropriate attribution in a print work is a printed URL of the
list of authors. Me and other people believe that this isn't actually