[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 09:11:42 UTC 2013

Jane Darnell, 19/06/2013 10:37:
> The problem with static offline versions of Wikipedia is that it
> doesn't allow any interaction at all, so you are virtually cutting off
> the ability of the reader to become an editor. I am sure many people
> will feel that prisoners probably don't have a lot of positive
> information to contribute, or perhaps would not do this in good faith,
> but theoretically there should be some channel back for them to voice
> corrections or additions, possibly through some sort of local
> collaboration committee?
> I think this application of Wikipedia is great, but it is also
> crippled. If we had an incubator system where this type of offline
> application of Wikipedia could collect edits in a daily batch process
> for intermediate curation it would be good. Something like this might
> also useful for education programs with kindergartens or grade
> schools. We have claimed in the past that a 17-year-old can be smarter
> than a Ph.D. on any specific issue, but actually, age or environment
> is arbitrary, no?

Emmanuel is also working on a way for Kiwix to collect feedback/proposed 
edits for articles. It's a bit tricky to design, of course; probably 
pl.wiki and Wiktionary's examples will help.


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