[Foundation-l] Adding a comment section under every Wikipedia article
thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 23:03:03 UTC 2012
On 22 January 2012 22:54, Yao Ziyuan <yaoziyuan at gmail.com> wrote:
> So this can mean very much for scientific research. For example,
> imagine if there are two mathematicians in the world interested in the
> same, very deep math concept, but they don't know each other. How do
> we let them meet and collaborate with each other? With a comment
> section under that math concept's Wikipedia article.
> Take another example. Imagine there are two medical researchers
> pursuing the same, very novel but very rarely known approach to a
> major disease, but they don't know each other. How do we let them meet
> and collaborate with each other? With a comment section under that
> approach's Wikipedia article.
> That's why I said this is of strategic interest to Wikipedia and the humankind.
They can do what academics have always done: read each other's
published works and go to conferences. If a subject is so obscure that
only a handle of researchers are involved in it, then it probably
isn't sufficiently notable to have a Wikipedia article anyway.
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