[WikiEN-l] WikiProjects - Your thoughts

K P kpbotany at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 21:28:17 UTC 2007

On 7/12/07, Mister Hand <misterhand2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> If the purpose of WikiProjects is to scare off new editors by tagging the
> talk pages of articles, then I think they've succeeded admirably.
> On 7/11/07, Giggy <g1ggyman at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Well, you see the occasional note about the future of WikiProjects being
> > short because they just don't work...well, I see a fair few of these
> > messages, as I do a good deal of project work.  So what do others think of
> > the future?  Will WikiProjects still be around and kicking in...say...6
> > months?
> >
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What's so scarey about talk page tags?  I can't put myself in that
mindset.  They're annoying, and they can make finding the talk too
hard, but they also are useful.

THe plants tags send the articles to a list where botanical editors
can clean them up--this is useful.

Plants isn't stuff full of people who know their stuff, because there
are simply very few botanists on Wikipedia.  But the project is
essential to the amount of articles and the quality of plant articles
we are getting on Wikipedia.  Unless you wanna edit all of plants
yourself, or suggest some other way of focusing discussion on an issue
when it needs more than one editor (there's no "watchlist every new
plant article I might be interested in keystroke).

Projects serve a purpose, whether or not you're particularly irritated
at one right now, and whether all function well or not.


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