[Foundation-l] Adding a comment section under every Wikipedia article

Yao Ziyuan yaoziyuan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 22:06:36 UTC 2012

The Article Feedback Tool v.5 and the current "Talk" tab are for
discussing *the editing of the current article*, not for discussing
*the topic represented by the current article*, although I think these
two goals can coexist in a single discussion area.

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:51 AM, Tom Morris <tom at tommorris.org> wrote:
> On 22 January 2012 21:43, Yao Ziyuan <yaoziyuan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I just filed a feature request which I think is of strategic interest
>> to Wikipedia:
>> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33889
>> 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".
> Sounds a bit like Article Feedback Tool v.5:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AFT5
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