[Foundation-l] Proposal for new project

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Oct 22 08:15:52 UTC 2010

  On 10/21/10 6:14 PM, Robert S. Horning wrote:
> On 10/21/2010 08:21 AM, Ziko van Dijk wrote:
>> I wouldn't say that a "how-to" is necessarily NPOV, although there are
>> more ways to do something. But such a project can be realised already
>> within Wikibooks.
> How-to books are on Wikibooks mainly due to the long-ago viewpoint that
> Wikibooks ought to be an incubator project for all kinds of ideas that
> didn't quite fit on Wikipedia... and the Wikibooks community was
> generally willing to try them out for a time.

While I would still feel that Wikibooks would be an appropriate place 
for this kind of projects, I also think that Wikihow has taken hold in 
this area of knowledge. As a separate project it is valuable competition 
to Wikimedia projects.


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