[Foundation-l] Fwd: 18.1831, All: Call for Participation: Wikipedia Volunteers

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Tue Jun 19 18:54:47 UTC 2007

This is excellent news.  I found this part interesting:

> *Help, with your input, to identify major gaps in the Wikipedia materials or
> pages that need improvement;
> *Compile a list of linguistics pages that Wikipedia editors have identified
> as
> "in need of attention from an expert on the subject" or " does not cite any
> references or sources," etc;

This shows that the various, often maligned maintenance tags we use in
wikis actually can become the core of funding proposals.

I don't personally believe the Wikimedia Foundation should be in the
business of paying professionals to edit content on our projects, but
at the same time, I think that when done by a neutral, independent
third party and managed professionally, this could open up _huge_
opportunities for our projects.
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