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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 23:20:42 UTC 2012

On 22 January 2012 23:08, Yao Ziyuan <yaoziyuan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> That's exactly an "egg first or chicken first" problem. Great
> discoveries almost always come from rarely known ideas.

I don't see a problem. Academia is very good at coming up with new
ideas that start off very small and obscure and, if they prove
promising, grow and become mainstream. It is only once they have
grown, at least a little, that they become appropriate subject-matter
for an encyclopaedia.

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