[Foundation-l] Is popularity a good thing for us?

Durova nadezhda.durova at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 01:00:45 UTC 2007

+our goal is to spread this knowledge freely to all humanity. People
knowing of our existence is a prerequisite to them using our
+We get attention, and hence donations

Your point on immediatism is a problem for WP, but is the whole
purpose of WN. If more contributors were aware of the split here, and
tried to keep "breaking news" on WN, and then moved to WP after the
story has settled down and the page been locked, then there would be
less of a problem and more inter-project coordination. Breaking news
simply is not, and should not be, the purview of Wikipedia.
--Andrew Whitworth
How many people are aware of this view?  There's an "in the news" template
on Wikipedia's main page that links into the Wikipedia story.  Neither that
template nor anything on the "2007 Pakistani state of emergency" article
directs the reader to Wikinews.


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