[Foundation-l] Academic article review

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Wed Mar 4 18:08:18 UTC 2009

Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote:
> Just to remind that I am a university professor and that I posted my
> thoughts a while ago on meta
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Yaroslav_Blanter/Temp17
> So far, nobody showed any interest.

One of your points there was:
> 6. The current experience (or at least my current experience) is not 
> really encouraging. The real top researchers just plainly have no time 
> to edit articles, nor are they really interested. Those who come are 
> mostly interested in editing article about themselves or about their 
> immediate research, and view this as a kind of free PR.
The same might be said of articles about Wikipedia.  If you don't get 
any responses within 48 hours you are unlikely to get any at all.  I see 
one response there but that is most likely because of the message to 
which I am responding.  Your comments are on "Temp17" of what is 
probably a much longer series of personal subpages.  There is very 
likelihood that anyone will ever see it, let alone respond.


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