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

Svip svippy at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 00:14:42 UTC 2012

On 23 January 2012 00:44, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22 January 2012 23:39, Svip <svippy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> English Wikinews calls it "collaboration". On English Wikipedia it
> used to be called "talk", this was changed to "discussion", and it was
> recently changed back to "talk".

I know this.  But neither of "talk" or "discussion" refers to the
actual purpose of the page.  It rather refers how the page is
functioning.  Like calling it "Cellular phone" rather than "Mobile
phone", because naming it after the technology it uses is far more
descriptive than its benefits for users?  Classic English.  It's a
dust sucker, not a vacuum cleaner.

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