[Wikipedia-l] Easton's Bible Dictionary

Neil Harris usenet at tonal.clara.co.uk
Wed Aug 7 15:10:18 UTC 2002

That was me, pouring in entries from Easton's Bible Dictionary.

I've Wikified it, and filtered out short articles and those without
commas or the string "he" in.

There's also no chance of killing existing articles: the script checks 
in advance, and refuses to over-write existing articles.

Is your objection
a) the bias in many of the articles (in which case I can add a
disclaimer, saying "This is from an old Bible Dictionary, and it has the
biases of its author and period -- please use this material as a basis
for a new article")
b) the rate of the scripted additions
c) auto-addition of any material, even when filtered for stubs and nonsense?

I can also set the threshold higher, or do more filtering.
There's lots of good encyclopedic material in EBD, as the Bible is a
major cultural source.

Or, if this is not useful, I can just stop.



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