[Foundation-l] Has Wikipedia changed since 2005?

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 16:33:40 UTC 2010

On 3 October 2010 16:40, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Geni, would you like to describe how you research sources?

Entirely depends on what I'm doing. Sometimes I start with an article
and go looking for refs. In other cases I start with a reference and
go looking for articles.

> "Review" that does not mean "read everything there is from cover to cover."

You need to find a better source of review papers then.

> Perhaps I should say "survey the literature" rather than "review". The point is to identify the most promising and authoritative sources in >the field.

Again we go back to that simply being impossible for something like
[[canal]]. I know my way around UK canals well enough to know that
Charles Hadfield's work is the bedrock of of british canal history.
But worldwide? For example I know japan has canals but I can't read
japanese and would have no idea where to start if I did.

> Identifying useful sources and incorporating them is a gradual process. Many good editors work on an article over a period of years.

However by that point you are getting into featured article standard
rather than regular editing.

But even at that level your argument doesn't hold. The main author of
the [[Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal]] featured article didn't have a
copy of Hadfield's The Canals of Northwest England (Volume 2). Thus


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