[Foundation-l] Adding a comment section under every Wikipedia article
yaoziyuan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 21:43:34 UTC 2012
I just filed a feature request which I think is of strategic interest
Bug 33889 - Request to add a comment section under every Wikipedia article
By providing a comment section under every Wikipedia article, we can enable
people interested in that topic to talk with each other, make friends and
exchange external resources pertaining to that topic (e.g. books, products,
jobs, external references, etc.).
Wikipedia is not just an encyclopedia; it is also a very valuable "topic
navigation and positioning service" that navigates you to any conceivable topic
in your mind, and once you're at that topic's Wikipedia article, the article's
URL becomes a unique address that "positions" that topic. With this position,
we can do many useful things (such as the ones mentioned in the previous
paragraph), just like we can do many useful things with a geographic
information system (GIS) such as Google Earth.
There are many MediaWiki extensions that can add a comment section to every
Wikipedia article. Just go to
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_Matrix/AllExtensions and search for
"comment" or "discussion".
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