[WikiEN-l] Sidewiki

Sage Ross ragesoss+wikipedia at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 15:40:31 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:33 AM, Charles Matthews
<charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Does anyone actually use this
> in ways relevant to WP?

I rather like the first ("most helpful") sidewiki comment from the main page:

"Sidewiki provides what Wikipedia has long needed. A place for people
to discuss an article or its topic without discussing the editing of
it. This gives people an outlet without cluttering discussion pages
with what amount to forum posts."

I think we should have done this a long time ago ourselves, in the
same way that Wikinews does it with a third tab after the article and
the talk page for venting and non-editing-related discussion.

But I haven't seen anything really compelling about sidewiki in
particular yet.  It seems like a crippled alternative to the "blog
comments" Firefox plugin Google used to have but then disabled.


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