[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 97, Issue 32

Craig Franklin craig at halo-17.net
Wed Apr 11 00:25:20 UTC 2012

> Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:27:25 -0600
> From: James Heilman <jmh649 at gmail.com>
> To: wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Travel Guide
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> Yes WikiTravel has some poorly sourced pages that ramble on. However so
> does Wikipedia. The solution is to increase the size of the community and
> quality will increase with time. We did not always have
> strike referencing guidelines. To get this project to grow we need to get
> it based in an environment where it can grow.
> The Spanish Wikipedia, if I remember correctly, threatened to split off in
> 2004 due to Wikipedia having no solid non profit foundation. Those are WT
> have the same concerns. They do not want all their volunteers efforts going
> to the bottom line of a for profit (Internet Brands). And would anyone
> blame them. If we within the Wikimedia Movement want to see this content
> improved we should welcome them into the WMF. We have 20 editors supporting
> this proposal as of April 10th, 2012.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Travel_Guide
> --
> James Heilman
> MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

Yes, this.  I call on the Foundation to move quickly on this issue and
welcome this project into the Wikimedia family without any further delay.


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