[Wikimedia-l] If you are passionate about world hunger, sustainability and global issues please read this

Jane Darnell jane023 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 08:23:15 UTC 2013

Hi Alex,
I sense some frustration here. I think what you are doing is brave and
needed, and you could probably use some help. The pages on economics
and economics policy are some of the most neglected on Wikipedia (that
and plastics and ..., but let's not go into a whole list of neglected
topics, please folks) . I think your chances of finding like-minded
economics-oriented Wikipedians quite small, but sending random cries
for help periodically to this list will propably not help you find
those people.

Your main obstacle to success is your lack of knowledge about how
Wikipedia works. As Lydia politely pointed out, you have not even
tried to find out how your data could be included in WikiData, where
it could potentially be used by all projects in all languages.

As I see it, you have through your research located the data for
several countries. This is all good. Each source of data needs to be
defined on Wikipedia somewhere as an authority on that country's
economic data. So first you need a list of economic data holders per
country. Next these need to go on WikiData as list holders, and next,
the data can be filled in property fields per country municipality (or
whatever granularity of the data you are looking for). The data can be
aggregated or you can just use the list holder data at each level.

You cannot, however, just type in values of data without naming the
sources. That would qualify as original research, which is a no-no on

Hope it helps,

2013/6/19, Alex Peek <alexpeek1 at gmail.com>:
> All that i believe is that the world needs an economic period table.
> On 18 June 2013 23:42, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 18 June 2013 18:38, Alex Peek <alexpeek1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I demand that my project gets global attention.
>> Well you've got British and German
>> > I cannot emphasize how
>> > important this is. The current political leadership has shown incapable
>> of
>> > addressing our current problems (environmental destruction  world
>> > hunger,
>> > etc.).
>> Given the current size of nuclear stockpiles I'd suggest it has.
>> > Change is needed. A new economic perspective is needed.
>> Been tried. Didn't end well.
>> > I feel
>> > morally responsible to stand on top of a mountain and yell for
>> > attention.
>> >
>> Would you like us to direct you to the nearest mountain?
>> > My intentions are altruistic.  People are dying of starvation everyday
>> and
>> > I will not shut up until they have food.
>> >
>> You might want to study the issue a bit more closely before talking about
>> it. For example people tend to be dying of malnutrition more than
>> starvation per se
>> > I have listed below draft article that I have been working on. Please
>> check
>> > them out.
>> >
>> I'm not seeing what it adds to wikipedia or how it addresses the complex
>> socio-political issues around modern food distribution. For example while
>> the western world probably has the ability to end large scale malnutrition
>> in north korea the deaths of 10 million or so people in Seoul during the
>> opening stages of removing the kimn family from power make such actions
>> undesirable.
>> --
>> geni
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