[Foundation-l] Rethinking brands
hillgentleman.wikiversity at gmail.com
Tue May 15 13:55:54 UTC 2007
On 15/05/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 09 May 2007 21:38:00 +0200, Claus Färber <GMANE at faerber.muc.de> wrote:
> Many people are uncomfortable with the notion of giving the Wikipedia
> brand primacy.
Dear Eric Moeller,
Calling Wikiversity "Wikipedia Learning" is not uncomfortable. It is
wrong. It misrepresents what Wikiversity is, as if to say,
Wikiversity is a subcatgegory of wikipedia whose purpose is to study
what wikipedia has.
In practice, it also fails to stand out amongst the numerous
education/academic oriented sites, for example:
>A name does not exist in vaccum.
A name also has meanings and connotations. This proposal purports to
change the meaning of "wikipedia" to something which it is not. It
will create confusions.
A name is crucial and intrinsic to anything, anybody, anyone. To
suggest changing the name for the sheer convenience in marketing in
the short term, is to get the priorities wrong.
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