[Foundation-l] When is a Wikipedia not a Wikipedia ?

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 19:46:34 UTC 2008

Bah, semantics. I think we can almost all agree that an encyclopedia
is a general reference work with various sources across a variety of
subjects. Just because one encyclopedia decided to add some dictionary
definitions or a few quotations to supplement the overall content doesn't
make it any less of one.

A horse wearing a skirt is still a horse.


On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes. You couldn't say that an encyclopedia wasn't an encyclopedia
>  >  because it included dictionary definitions or even an appendix of
>  >  source documents or how-to's.
>  I think you could. Dictionary definitions for common words or words no
>  used in the encyclopaedia would be out of place. Likewise, source
>  documents not referenced in the encyclopaedia would be. There are
>  other words (like "compendium") to describe such collections of
>  information.
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