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

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 14:40:43 UTC 2007

On 17/12/2007, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111 at gmail.com> wrote:

> That somehow directing "breaking news" traffic to wikinews would hurt
> Wikipedia is nonsensical.

If you can propose a mechanism by which we could do that easily and
without pissing people off, I'd love to hear it...

(No, seriously. The reason these articles tend to be so massive and
comprehensive is that we get a firehose of traffic to them; I'm really
not sure how best to divert this to Wikinews without an aggressive and
very unpopular campaign of nuking edits to the enwp page and saying
"go write it over there", which doesn't much help the reader)

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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