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

Yao Ziyuan yaoziyuan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 11:50:20 UTC 2012

Turns out, this "adding a comment section under every Wikipedia
article" idea is not necessary, because if two people are interested
in the same topic, they can find that topic's Wikipedia article and
google that article's title (which is a globally unique term for that
topic) and find each other. They don't need a comment section on that
article to meet each other.

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:43 AM, Yao Ziyuan <yaoziyuan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I just filed a feature request which I think is of strategic interest
> to Wikipedia:
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33889
> Bug 33889 - Request to add a comment section under every Wikipedia article
> By providing a comment section under every Wikipedia article, we can enable
> people interested in that topic to talk with each other, make friends and
> exchange external resources pertaining to that topic (e.g. books, products,
> jobs, external references, etc.).
> Wikipedia is not just an encyclopedia; it is also a very valuable "topic
> navigation and positioning service" that navigates you to any conceivable topic
> in your mind, and once you're at that topic's Wikipedia article, the article's
> URL becomes a unique address that "positions" that topic. With this position,
> we can do many useful things (such as the ones mentioned in the previous
> paragraph), just like we can do many useful things with a geographic
> information system (GIS) such as Google Earth.
> There are many MediaWiki extensions that can add a comment section to every
> Wikipedia article. Just go to
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_Matrix/AllExtensions and search for
> "comment" or "discussion".
> Best Regards,
> Ziyuan Yao

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