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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 22:41:38 UTC 2012

On 22 January 2012 22:31, Yao Ziyuan <yaoziyuan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Besides this, another disadvantage of the current "Talk" tab is it
> uses the wiki way to talk, not the typical "comment section" we see
> under every YouTube video, Flickr image, Facebook status update, etc.
> The wiki way to talk may be favored by the Wikipedia community, but is
> really weird to the general public.

There has been some work done on ways to improve our talk page
interface, although nothing has ever been finished. See
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/LiquidThreads_3.0 for some info.

> The unique merit of using Wikipedia as a discussion place is its
> uniqueness. There are many "cat forums" on the Web, but they're
> scattered all over the Web; in contrast, the Wikipedia article [[Cat]]
> is a unique and prominent place for the topic "cat". If people want to
> go to a centralized, unified place to talk about cats, they should
> come to [[Cat]].

Obligatory xkcd link: http://xkcd.com/927/

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