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

Delirium delirium at hackish.org
Mon Dec 17 18:51:53 UTC 2007

Brian McNeil wrote:
> Someone dies? The facts (date/time/cause) go on Wikipedia. The obit goes on
> Wikinews.

I'm not sure what you mean by this one. I frequently use obituaries as 
sources for Wikipedia articles, because they're generally just a summary 
of the person's life, along with some eulogizing (I obviously leave the 
eulogizing out of the Wikipedia article I use the obit. as a source 
for). What content do you imagine a Wikinews obituary having that an 
encyclopedia article on the person should *not* contain, besides the 
eulogizing tone?


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