I'm not dismissing other approaches! I'm noting one approach that did work :-)
On 18 March 2015 at 20:02, Mathias Damour <mathias.damour(a)laposte.net> wrote:
Le 18/03/2015 16:23, David Gerard a écrit :
does most of the job. And teachers LOVE it.
We should give this project more love and assistance, it's basically the
refutation of all attempts to, er, filter the base product.
Teachers love it, what about children?
Le 18/03/2015 16:51, Marc A. Pelletier a écrit :
On 15-03-18 11:23 AM, David Gerard wrote:
We should give this project more love and assistance, it's
basically the refutation of all attempts to, er, filter the base
I agree. Whenever a group of people decide to curate some subset of our
projects with an eye towards their needs, then I count it as a win (even
in the cases where I would object to the curation choices myself).
The fact is it is "just" a set of curated (and choosen) Wikipedia articles.
What if they are still mostly too complicated ?
Le 18/03/2015 17:33, David Gerard a écrit :
On 18 March 2015 at 15:51, Marc A. Pelletier
What irks me is the idea of giving imprimatur to
something "we" curate,
or to do any sort of curation "ourselves" (that is, the movement or the
Foundation). "All the knowledge" means "All", not "some subset
In the case of Schools Wikipedia, it's worked quite well - the
editorial review heavy lifting was substantially done by en:wp
volunteers. They specifically approached it as "what would we expect
in an English school situation?" though it was intended for use
outside the UK (they just used the English National Curriculum as
Should children be only allowed to be interested to their school curriculum?
There is so much subjects to be interested in and to learn about.
Le 18/03/2015 17:38, David Gerard a écrit :
On 18 March 2015 at 16:07, Richard Symonds
used around the world -
it's a great example of what can be done if Wikimedians work with (even
passively with) other orgs.
Everyone likes it, not many are coming forward to lead the ongoing
update cycle since User:Bozmo left SOS Children (the charity who put
it together). (And I'm not volunteering.) Not sure what to do about
Well I suggest to do it on a full new open wiki, to use the Simple English
Wikipedia content when it fits, to promote the translation of already made
good work on other languages equivalent of such a wiki, and to allow fully
new articles to be written and bettered.
Yet even the Simple English Wikipedia article are not always the best
content to have. You may compare:
, written in the last few
month by a eleven years old "vikidian" (however a quite experienced user)
and... I can't find it on schools-wikipedia.org
, there is just
I wonder how would someone curate the 168,391 bytes
to make it fit to
And here is how we can "curate", that's to say rewrite a few parts and add
some images, an article from Simple English Wikipedia :
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