[Wikimedia-l] Apparently, Wikipedia is ugly

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 15:14:19 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Paul Becherer <paul at wmnederland.nl> wrote:
> The article was an interesting read, and wasn't just about layout; it
> had more to say more about *interface*, which is a more general
> concept. If there's anything that can be done to increase meaningful
> participation by making the interface simpler to use or
> better-looking, then why should we not do that? Because we'd rather be
> left alone in our own tech-savvy we-know-what's-good-for-you bubble?
> Having a simpler, more user-friendly interface doesn't change us into
> Facebook overnight. And if it increases actual participation, then I'd
> be in favor of it.

True. BTW, I see strong connection between sentences "Wikipedia is
not, and has no interest in being, Facebook." and "Britannica is not,
and has no interest in being, a website" -- having in mind that
Facebook is another name for "social networking service".

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