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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 17:35:04 UTC 2007

> Wikinews articles for stories that develop over a long period of time
> (with 2 or 3 days or maybe even shorter constituting a long period of
> time) tend to be incomplete and broken up compared to Wikipedia
> articles on those stories.

Very true. Wikinews will have a new article as each bit of info comes
out, whereas Wikipedia will have on article on the whole story. That's
as it should be. You say that the Wikipedia version would be useful
even just a couple of days into the story, but that doesn't take into
account that fact that the Wikipedia article at that stage will, most
likely, just be a series of "As of..." paragraphs, so is little
different to the Wikinews coverage. It's after all the information is
available and a proper encyclopaedic article can be written that
Wikipedia's coverage becomes useful.

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