[Foundation-l] Donation of Encyclopedic Entries on Famous Poems

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Tue Jun 22 03:14:09 UTC 2010

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Oh Kubla Khan! Jorge Luis Borges was fond of the palace's story and the
poem. Thank you for your hard work.

On 22/06/2010 02:05, Jeffrey Peters wrote:
> Dear List,
> My name is Jeffrey Peters, a professional researcher who is currently
> working on my dissertation (dealing with Romantic poetry) and in addition
> Masters in Classical Lit. I am writing to you today to announce the donation
> of two fully written pages on two important poems of the English language:
> Wordsworth's *Ode: Intimations of Immortality* and Coleridge's *Kubla Khan*.
> Their current pages are almost stub level and contain many errors and
> problems. Both rewrites/expansions can be found on Simple Wikipedia, a
> project that is noble and deserves more involvement by the community as a
> whole:
> http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ottava_Rima/Ode:_Intimations_of_Immortality
> http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ottava_Rima/Kubla_Khan
> The above are works of love, and I dedicated dozens of hours at multiple DC
> university libraries compiling research that, as far as I can tell, cannot
> be found elsewhere in such a complete and concise form in print or on the
> internet. I have provided my time and abilities to produce the page for the
> betterment of the WMF and Wikipedia as a whole. I do so because of four
> individuals who have inspired me over the last year: Jimbo Wales (for his
> dedication to the idea of a free and complete encyclopedia), Samuel Klein
> (for his dedication to the projects and valiant effort to ensure high
> quality), Cary Bass (for the massive amount of time he puts in ensuring that
> volunteers are able to succeed), and Philippe Beaudette (for striving to
> make the WMF more academic friendly).
> Previously, I donated the material for Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
> but I did not compile one whole page with every aspect but included material
> in a piecemeal fashion. This did not work as well as I hoped, so I put in
> the additional effort to ensure that the pages can be considered "complete",
> though they may need additional minor copyedits to remove any final errors.
> I hope that my donation today will aid Wikipedia's continuing quest to
> provide a free and educational encyclopedia, and I hope that the level of
> effort and critical eye, to an extent that appears unrivaled in any current
> poetry page (even in my previous works), will attract more people to
> Wikipedia who shall do the same.
> Sincerely,
> Jeffrey Peters
> aka Ottava Rima
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