On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Milos Rancic
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 16:46, Andrew Lih
book I described Nupedia, and how that system of having a paid
didn't work out (namely, Larry Sanger as editor in chief).
While I don't like Sanger, it shouldn't be forgot that he was
responsible for building the initial system on Wikipedia itself.
Wikinews, unlike Wikipedia, requires larger care; not just setting up
very initial rules.¨
Not so, and not so. I don't square with either of your interpretation´of
The fact that Larry Sanger did not pan out as an editor in chief had
nothing to do with the fact that he was paid for his work. He could
have worked for peanuts or completely gratis, and what we would
have had would have been a premature Citizendium.
As for "building" the initial system of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger fought
the building of it tooth and nail to the last, until Jimbo realized he
doing more harm than good.
Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]
Were you editing back then? My memory is quite different. He says on his
user page, "I named it, crafted much of the policy that now guides the
project, and led the project for its first year." which accords with my
If you look at his early edits I think an accurate picture could be
reconstructed, although the mailing lists played a much more significant
role back then.