[WikiEN-l] Encyclopedia of Life kicks off
wikipedia at zog.org
Tue Feb 26 21:49:54 UTC 2008
This gives some context: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/83
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:39 PM, Steven Walling <steven.walling at gmail.com>
> Still seems to be either slow or down completely.
> "...our exciting journey to document all species of life on Earth."? Isn't
> quite uncontroversial among scientific circles to note that we haven't
> documented a large part of life on earth, much less enough to write
> encyclopedia articles on each and every species? Seems a little bit of an
> overblown goal.
> Considering that "The immense amount of information in the encyclopedia is
> being drawn from a variety of sources, including several existing
> databases such as AmphibiaWeb and FishBase.", it seems to me they are just
> taking advantage of other people's hard work rather than building their
> As for, "The project will solicit the help of users to submit photos and
> information for assessment by an authentication team.", sounds just like
> reason Nupedia failed and why Citizendium doesn't even have an article on
> everyday species such as sheep.
> I just don't generally see why this would be engaging as a resource or as
> participatory endeavor, personally.
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 8:52 AM, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com>
> > Magnus Manske wrote:
> > > And it's... down again. I didn't know we could slashdot a site by
> > > mentioning it on wikien-l...
> > >
> > > Magnus
> > fond memories from 2002-2003 :-)
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