[Foundation-l] depth

Mark Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 18:57:52 UTC 2009

There are many situations in which it could be useful to have a way to
quantify the quality, rather than just number of articles, of a
Wikipedia edition. If the whole formula is flawed, we should find a
better one.


2009/3/23 Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
>> To me, this indicates a problem with the metrics used to calculate depth.
> I'd say it indicates not that the depth calculations need to be tweaked, but
> that they are intrinsically inaccurate and not meaningful and should be
> disregarded altogether. They foster inter-project competition more than they
> accomplish any other task; I personally don't think making projects
> competitive (and encouraging work that does little besides increase the
> depth mark) is the way to go.
> Nathan
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