On 22 June 2010 00:10, Tim Landscheidt <tim(a)tim-landscheidt.de> wrote:
Isn't an iPhone one of those gadgets with about 10
screen and no keyboard? Why would we want to encourage some-
one to edit with such a device? It must be very frustrating
to do so properly, and we don't profit, in fact it is to our
disadvantage if it's done improperly.
Wikipedia's coverage of local history and geography benefits if we can
get edits from people on the move.
While I appreciate the efforts to encourage wider
pation, IMHO we should make sure that we keep the quality of
our "products" and our "human resources" in mind. No edits
at all may be better than one edit in ten days for probably
99% of the population.
Given that 99% of the population is over 6 billion people 1 edit every
ten days would result in a lot of worthwhile edits.
And I don't think that we will at-
tract the right 1% who will wander the libraries and the web
in search of the missing pieces of information, tackle thick
books and pause before clicking on the "Save" button to es-
timate whether their edit will find the approval of their
peers, by emphasizing that editing is easy or fun - because
it isn't. And it probably shouldn't be.
If wikipedia is to survive it needs to be fun. If wikipedia is going
to get a broad coverage it needs to be easy.