[Foundation-l] [EWW] Edit Wikipedia Week

Oldak Quill oldakquill at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 14:30:26 UTC 2007

On 20/11/2007, Dan Rosenthal <swatjester at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

If a Wikipedia article is handled like this and fixed up quickly, why
can't the improvements be fed back to Wikipedia instantly? Obviously,
if this process takes 2 weeks to complete, the original Wikipedia
article will have changed too much to paste the fixed-up version

Veropedia is a great example of how free content can be reused and
improved by more specialised projects, but how much does Veropedia
feed content back to Wikipedia?

Oldak Quill (oldakquill at gmail.com)

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