[Foundation-l] Proposal for new project

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 10:28:40 UTC 2010

I would like to qualify Wikihow not as a competition to WMF projects but as
a welcome addition.. Remember we are all one Wiki movement :)

On 22 October 2010 10:15, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:

>  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.
> Ray
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