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On 28/03/2011 18:35, Nathan wrote:
The bar for contributing is higher. Whether
because editing is more
technically challenging, or because the rules and standards are more
complex, or simply because more of what people know is documented than
it was 4 years ago... it's harder in a variety of ways for people to
contribute significantly on a regular basis (i.e. become regular
editors, as opposed to making several contributions and not
Ah there is the reason, the sum of all human knowledge is approaching
completion. Well done to all.
We are very far from that.
All the issue is that of notability.
Should I have put a "snark" tag on the above?
If we apply the current criteria, which is mainly
applied on Western
subjects, to other parts of the world, we could have 10 times more
articles (villages and towns, local customs and food, etc.).
If I look at the articles for villages in my area, they are mostly stubs and will pretty
well always be so, as a lot of the interesting stuff is local history which is not
available in main stream publications. Other than listing the pubs, the schools the bus
timetable, and whether there is a Londis store, what else can be said about them? Well
take this place:
the church in that place contains a whole book full of history. The Spenser monuments are
some of the most important in the country. The pews have C14 - C16 carved poppyheads, the
chancel contains the tombs of George Washington's grandfather, there is stained glass
by Edward Burne-Jones ...
has a Romanesque font sat upon three Atlas figures, and is one of the most important such
works in the UK. A few miles away is another nationally important Romanesque font:
BTW that place also contains works by Pugin. And finally this place is chock full of works
Whilst much of it is recorded in Pevsner he is often wrong, and often doesn't mention