[Wikimedia-l] "Adopt a page"
strainu10 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 08:23:22 UTC 2013
Guys, I think you're reading more into it than it is. When you're adopting
an animal you don't get to decide what and how much it gets to eat.
Similarly adopting a wiki page wouldn't mean you pay for having a say on
the content. At the bottom end of the reward scale you could get a badge
you could put on YOUR website, without having your name on Wikipedia at all.
I'm not necessarely in favour of this idea but i wanted to see if it's been
discussed before. I guess that if it has, people havebeen confusing this
idea with paid editing.
Pe sâmbătă, 30 martie 2013, Thomas Morton <morton.thomas at googlemail.com> a
> It's a weird dichotomy.
> I've spent several hundred quid on source material for my current topic
> area. I could easily have spent several grand.
> Paid editing is a major issue, because it conflicts with our culture
> But if someone were able to buy my sources then it would be of huge
> And, controversially, if someone could fund me one day a week to write
> these articles I could likely expand from one GA per month to covering
> entire field in GAs in a year.
> Without that it will take me a good five years
> I've come recently to see that funding article work is not inherently an
> awful thing. But it needs to be done with extreme care to protect our
> ideals and neutrality. And that is a HARD problem.
> On Saturday, March 30, 2013, Thomas Dalton wrote:
>> > How so?
>> It would be completely against our culture. Wikipedia is a volunteer
>> written encyclopedia.
>> You would end up with a two-tier system of paid editors and unpaid
>> There would inevitably be a lot of conflict between those groups. The
>> concept would be extremely divisive.
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