[Foundation-l] Free culture?

Michael Peel email at mikepeel.net
Tue Oct 19 18:22:34 UTC 2010

On 19 Oct 2010, at 19:06, Mike Dupont wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 7:51 PM, Michael Peel <email at mikepeel.net> wrote:
>> On 19 Oct 2010, at 18:44, Mike Dupont wrote:
>>>> I don't think we gain anything by providing a platform for Kohs campaign,
>>>> as illustrated at
>>>> http://www.mywikibiz.com/Top_10_Reasons_Not_to_Donate_to_Wikipedia
>>>> against Wikipedia.
>>> Wow, this is very well written and interesting! please share more such
>>> information.
>> </sarcasm>, I hope, given the sheer number of inaccuracies and misportrayals in that document?
> <serious>
> This page about wikipedias faults points to some concrete places to
> help improve the quality of wikiepedia.
> of course you have to take it all with a grain of salt,
> I am just reviewing the wikia links right now.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:LinkSearch&limit=5000&offset=20000&target=http%3A%2F%2F*.wikia.com
> For example, who added a link to wiki
> http://water.wikia.com/wiki/Oil_sands is linked from How to Boil a
> Frog ?
> It is a link that is not obvious as how to value is added to wikipedia.
> * David Dodge, Dan Woynillowicz & Chris Severson-Baker
> [http://water.wikia.com/wiki/Oil_sands],
> That page on wikia has some reference to an article from Woynillowicz
> but does not justify the link, doe it?

Those sound like typical problems with external links on Wikipedia, not anything specific to Wikia. It's a shame that there isn't an easy way to only see the links in the article namespace, though, as that might make this list of links somewhat more useful (and a lot smaller)...

Mike Peel

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