[Foundation-l] Fwd: for an academic endorsement of wikipedia articles?

Nathan Awrich nawrich at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 16:01:33 UTC 2007

I can't see that ever happening, unless we freeze articles that reach
a certain level of quality (judged by FA or something) for a period of
time or make a version permanently available as a link from the top of
an article. The issue with academic referencing isn't quality - its

On Dec 17, 2007 10:57 AM, Michael Bimmler <mbimmler at gmail.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Pascal Belouin <pbelouin at hotmail.com>
> Date: Dec 17, 2007 4:54 PM
> Subject: for an academic endorsement of wikipedia articles?
> To: foundation-l-owner at lists.wikimedia.org
> Hello,
> I was thinking about the fact that wikipedia was
> still a tricky subject regarding its use for referencing in the academic world.
> I was wondering if it would not be possible to obtain from official academic
> bodies a sort of endorsement that would qualify a wikipedia article for
> "official" academic referencing?
> Regards,
>  Pascal Belouin
> www.belouin.com
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