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

Wily D wilydoppelganger at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 00:25:27 UTC 2007

Note that at Veropedia, which is a derivitive project, we've started
doing this and might be able to offer some insights from our

Stable versions would be a must - and even with that, at the first
spelling/grammer/MOS change any "academically endorsed" version would
need to link to the historic version.  One might imagine if (HA!)
stable versions are ever implemented, one could implement three levels
"Expertly reviewed" "Amatuerly reviewed" and "Unreviewed".  Of course,
I'd bet dollars to dimes the community would have none of that.  But
unless stable versions are implemented, this is a non-starter.


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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