[Foundation-l] [EWW] Edit Wikipedia Week

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 20 19:57:58 UTC 2007

I would like to send some general encouragement your
way for bringing this idea forward again.  Although I
don't really talk about Wikipedia very often with my
general acquaintances, when I have they have often
been surprised to learn that it is open to editing. 
Many people just see Wikipedia as information popping
up in their Google searches without thinking much
about how the information got there.  Even when they
realize it is *possible* to edit Wikipedia, people
often imagine that it is more complicated than it is
in reality.  So I think the title has the right
emphasis with "Edit Wikipedia Week".  Editing can be
an overlooked aspect of Wikipedia.  Although that may
sound strange to a group that is self-selected from

Birgitte SB

--- Christophe Henner <christophe.henner at gmail.com>

> Hey,
> I make a general answers and explaination of my
> point of view.
> First we're lacking of time. Two personn working on
> this, in 3weeks
> time... I'd be glad if it has any success.
> Second, I took this and wanted to make it a
> Community project. This
> means, I started it, I'll try to make it leave and
> be a success BUT
> it's all up to you. YOU are the community. If YOU
> want it to be
> successful, go on, help, organize. Moreover the
> posters have two weeks
> to be fixed, so we still can do it.
> You must see what as been done as the groundwork,
> it's up to you all
> to build a magnificent project... or to let it
> remain groundwork.
> I am now, still working on the global project, but
> will work on the
> french ones. Personnally, I will try to get the
> community involved,
> organise meetings in public place, I don't know yet,
> the starbucks
> idea is interesting, but I'll try to make it a
> success within France
> (and also elsewhere as much as I can).
> I'm a bit disappointed, because for ONCE we have a
> full community
> project, we can  make something up from scratches...
> but people are
> moaning. My point is, when the board or anyone comes
> here with a fully
> prepared project, you moan because you haven't been
> consulted. And
> when we give you full power on a project, you moan
> because it's not
> fully prepared. So what?
> Anyway, you may disagree, but for now, this being a
> success, is up to
> you, community.
> -- 
> schiste
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