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

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 01:07:22 UTC 2007

On Dec 16, 2007 8:00 PM, Durova <nadezhda.durova at gmail.com> wrote:
> +our goal is to spread this knowledge freely to all humanity. People
> knowing of our existence is a prerequisite to them using our
> knowledge.
> +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.

I don't want to say anything about how wikipedians are self-centered
or how they don't play nicely with the rest of the sister projects, so
I won't say anything at all.

--Andrew Whitworth

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