[WikiEN-l] WP and Deep Web, was Re: Age fabrication and original research

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Oct 9 18:35:53 UTC 2009

stevertigo wrote:
> Carcharoth wrote:
>> WP:SOHE being the page that you wrote recently:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sourcehelpers
>> Did you not think of trying to make Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource
>> Exchange more active, rather than starting a new page and a new
>> proposal?
> I thought about it. Different concept though, and with too many
> bottlenecks. "Near identical" may have been overstated. Newer ideas
> will have to avoid those same bottlenecks, and that's why I wrote up a
> draft for a new idea. In certain ways we have to be open and openly
> helpful about not just collaborative writing, but collaborative
> source-finding. To some that seems to mean swinging from the
> Britannica ideal toward the Google/PirateBay direction. I little bit
> perhaps, but not all the way.

The philosophic roots of this view make sense, but how do we resolve the 
opposing tendencies of bottlenecks on one side and dispersion of ideas 
on the other?

> And the "encyclopedia" (WP:ENC) characterization is way overstated
> anyway. Wikipedia's philosophy is entirely different from Britannica's
> -- which doesn't even have articles about 'paid erection maintainers'
> and 'stand-by penis alternates.'  We on the other hand, do.
> -Stevertigo
> "Nothing we can't shake...
I really don't care whether Wikipedia has articles about what we can't 
shake on the other hand. ;-)


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