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

Yao Ziyuan yaoziyuan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 23:43:30 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Svip <svippy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22 January 2012 23:31, Yao Ziyuan <yaoziyuan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The wiki way to talk may be favored by the Wikipedia community, but is
>> really weird to the general public.
> The name 'talk page' is also a terrible name and very ambiguous as to
> what it is.  A far more appropriate candidate for such a page's name
> would be 'collaboration page', 'work page', 'improvement page' and so
> on.
> I understand why many people believe it to be a page to talk about the
> article at hand rather than how to improve it.
> A comment section under the article (or a trollpage like on Wikinews)
> seems unlikely to benefit anything.  Most of the comments will be
> unimportant, useless or altogether pointless.  And those few comments
> THAT DO provide some insight or interest in the subject could either
> be better used incorporated into the article *or* will get buried
> among the thousands of other comments.
> You think [[Cats]] isn't likely to get a lot of stupid cat comments?
> And while changes to articles are worthy of maintenance for most
> people to volunteer to do, I sincerely doubt you will find many who
> would manage a comment system on Wikipedia.  And it *will* require
> management to be useful.

What about a Slashdot-like comment section moderated by users themselves? :-)

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