Daniel Mayer wrote:
Then what the hell is this:
Looks like a fork of the English Wikipedia's
article on scientific
classification to me.
Of course things like that may happen as everyone is allowed to edit
there. I guess the author of that article just was not aware of what the
page should be about. When wikispecies is finally set up things like that
are likely to be deleted.
My interest in such a project is setting up a species directory linking to
all the language editions of the Wikipedia. Jimbo formulated a non-forking
policy guideline and I have a great interest as well that the project
won't have any overlapping with Wikipedia. I am active in the German
Wikipedia and worked on several hundred animal articles there, and that
will remain my main activity. If I would suspect the project of becoming a
Bio-Wikipedia or something like that I would immediately vote to suspend
the project. But now it is intended to work within Wikispecies on a
concept for the project in order to not become a fork. Until then, I
wouldn't take articles by single individuals (like the "Classification"
Benedikt Mandl is not a Wikipedian, but there are many long-time
contributors to Wikipedia interested in the Wikispecies project. Do you
think that they all want to damage Wikipedia? I believe that Wikispecies
could work for the benefit of Wikipedia if it is done right. Otherwise I
would never consider working on it.