[Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!

The Cunctator cunctator at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 05:21:47 UTC 2012

Just think, in a few years we can set up the site to construct drafts for
the site that constructs drafts for Wikipedia.

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Marc A. Pelletier <marc at uberbox.org>
> wrote:
> > There's nothing that prevents a subject from having an article in both
> > namespaces.  One can be seen as the complement of the other; mainspace
> would
> > become more encyclopedic and there would be a neat space where the more
> > recent coverage can be found for further information.
> >
> > It'd only be a matter of educating editors and readers; the mainspace is
> the
> > most reliable and seriously sourced "base" of articles, at the cost of
> being
> > possibly a bit dated or drier.  The space "below the fold" is more
> timely,
> > and possibly more detailed at the cost of being possibly less reliable.
> This is a good idea, and you can take it further, as suggested in the
> past:  we need a space in which one can draft verifiable articles
> about any topic, without arguments about notability.
> Just as Wikipedia was a 'simple, unreliable scratch space' to let
> everyone draft articles for nupedia, we need the same sort of space to
> let everyone draft articles for [what we currently think of as]
> wikipedia.
> SJ
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