[Foundation-l] Encouraging participation

James Heilman jmh649 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 23:16:03 UTC 2010

To attract academics this is and must be viewed as a serious endeavor.
 Yes some aspects such as reverting vandalism could have a fun twist
applied to them but the creation of content must remain simple and
serious.  Wikipedia already has a problem with its image regarding
credibility.  Things that would affect Wikipedia's image must be
carefully considered.  I personally do not need further distraction
while I edit.  Medpedia http://www.medpedia.com/ has more of a
facebook appearance to it and for that among other reasons I will not
contribute their.  We need to keep our goal of writing an encyclopedia
first and foremost.

James Heilman

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