[Wikimedia-l] Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with support of bots)

Per A.J. Andersson paja at telia.com
Mon Jun 17 20:22:29 UTC 2013


Nice to know German language Wikipedia is full of sane people. 
Good for you.

But maybe you don't need bots, so that's your decision. (You do 
not need infoboxes either, as I see it, and that's also your 
decision. Lsjbot makes infoboxes, among other things.)

Yes, a larger database is more of a burden to support than a 
smaller one. Our experience at svwp is that automated help does 
not take away from the human part of the user community. 
Personally I think a larger database of comparable quality 
(built by any method) makes for a larger footprint = a greater 
chance of catching new editors. Wikipedia did that for me.

My view on it is that larger communities can sustain and 
maintain a certain database easier than smaller communities. 
Wikipedia communities to a large extent depend on the language 
size surrounding it. We already have automation around us at 
several levels, and there are editing tools that make for faster 
editing – by humans. The use of these are seldom questioned.

Best of wishes,
/Per A.J. Andersson
user Paracel63 at svwp
(carbon-based lifeform from Sweden)

2013-06-17, 12:09, skrev Hubertl:

>Payin´ peanuts, gettin´ monkeys
>Servin´ facts, gettin´ idiots.
>An unmanageable, not maintainable mass of articles is the best 
>way to breed idiots. Because facts do not create knowledge.
>If that is our goal, then automatically created Wikipedias ar 
>the best way to solve one of our biggest problems, namely the 
>permanent loss of authors.
>Maybe it is completely sufficient if you know that somewhere 
>facts are stored in a most possible stupid form.
>I started more than fifty years ago learning about facts, facts 
>without understanding. But nine years ago I startet to learn 
>something about knowledge, understanding and correlations.
>Why do not you need people like me? If we have bots now?
>Do we want to make ourselves more important with impressive numbers?
>The german language Wikipedia has no single article that was 
>generated by a bot. I'm proud of it. If this would take place 
>in de:WP, many people will leave this project. With certainty.
>Anyway, that does not matter, a bot is probably much better for monkeys!

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