[Foundation-l] [EWW] Edit Wikipedia Week
debbie at ictmarketing.co.uk
Wed Nov 21 12:45:34 UTC 2007
Are there any documented general concepts, principles and requirements for
assessment and benchmarking articles within Wikipedia or veropedia? Has a
usability/reliability/readability model been developed? If so, can someone
point me to a link?
As a standardizer, I would be interested to see the model for the "veropedia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org
> [mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf
> Of Dan Rosenthal
> Sent: 20 November 2007 23:48
> To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] [EWW] Edit Wikipedia Week
> Brian: before you continue talking, and noting that I still
> don't see you in #veropedia
> Veropedia gets it's articles by parsing a Wikipedia article,
> generating a list of improvements (404s, disambigs, malformed
> templates, bad templates, readability indices etc.) and then
> the veropedian IMPROVES THE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE until it passes
> the veropedia test, at which point it is uploaded.
> There is no folding stuff back into WP. Waking up on the
> wrong side of the bed is no excuse for making a contentious
> statement on a topic you apparently know nothing about.
> Sorry, I tried to be nice about it in the last email, but
> your response is plain childish.
> On Nov 20, 2007, at 6:33 PM, Brian McNeil wrote:
> > David Gerard wrote:
> >> On 20/11/2007, Waerth <waerth at asianet.co.th> wrote:
> >>> Because we vannot do it all! Sometimes you need to branch off
> >>> specialistic projects to small groups of people. The Wikimedia
> >>> projects have grown so big that the head and the body
> usually walk
> >>> in different directions and do different things. It is very
> >>> difficult to steer so many people. Like an earlier poster
> >>> .... consensus amongst such a huge body is impossible. That is
> >>> easier reached amongst a smaller group of people. I hope more
> >>> initiatives like veropedia will arise!
> >> Open content: "Use our stuff. Please! (And give back your version
> >> too.)"
> > As the most succinct response on this I'll respond on this one.
> > I get the message, the foundation can't do everything and
> the license
> > allows
> > - nay - encourages projects like this. Good luck working out the
> > mechanics of the process of folding stuff back in to WP.
> > Oh, and judging from some of the other posts today I'm not the only
> > one that didn't actually fall out of the wrong side of bed but was
> > forcibly evicted before adequate sleep time had been acquired.
> > Brian McNeil
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