[Wikipedia-l] Re: What is the purpose of this mailing list ??

Anthere anthere9 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 25 20:05:42 UTC 2004

Magnus Manske a écrit:
> Daniel Mayer wrote:
>> Dividing our biology contributor base between two separate
>> projects that have a great deal of overlap is a HUGE mistake.  
> * Biology is a little more than a species directory :-)
> * We (wikipedians) can directly incorporate data from the big data dump 
> that wikispecies will become, where demmed appropriate
> * _If_ it turns out that we have a huge overlap, wikispecies can be 
> integrated into wikipedia at any point, if there is consensus
> IMHO there's a chance for a development boost in this project. Think of 
> it as an evolutionary step. We had a mutation step from HTML to wiki, 
> where the wikipedia and its software have become a very successful 
> model. The wikispecies project, however, has demands that are a little 
> different from "normal" wikis and wikipedia. We have a chance to 
> introduce new functionalities (database-like functions, tree diagrams) 
> and smoothen the old ones (categories, templates) into the software on a 
> "blank page" testing field. They will be in the MediaWiki software and 
> in the pages. Once these have stabelized and proven useful, we can take 
> these successful concepts back to wikipedia, and some day, maybe the 
> contents as well, if we (people in both projects!) see fit.
> Magnus

I totally agree with Magnus on this.
I also think it is important that mediawiki develops not to be used by 
wikipedia only.

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