[Wikipedia-l] Re: wikispecies

Anthere anthere9 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 15 02:15:45 UTC 2004

Erik Moeller a écrit:
> Daniel-
>>>This is most definitely not a fork of Wikipedia. Wikispecies is more
>>>about collecting data than writing articles. This data will be saved
>>>in a way that allows all Wikipedias, not just the English one, to use
>>>the data. As a project, Wikispecies has different aims to Wikipedia.
>>>It is aimed at the needs of scientific users rather than general
>>>users. Integrating Wikispecies into Wikimedia prevents a fork.
>>*That* is what the Commons is for. Fork.
> Mav is correct, in my opinion. It doesn't make much sense to have separate  
> "data projects". Instead, we should pursue developing the Commons into a  
> single such repository from which other projects can dynamically  
> transclude their content. With one such project, it is very clear to every  
> participant that the sole purpose is to store data. With many specialized  
> projects, we risk that people come across something like Wikispecies and  
> start treating it like it is Wikipedia.
> I suggest supending species.wikimedia.org until it is clearer what  
> direction this project needs to take. If no consensus can be found, a vote  
> on Meta seems like a good idea (apologies if there already was one and I  
> missed it).
> Regards,
> Erik

The point is, most people have not followed what wikispecies project was 
about, so it is not certain whether they would do an informed vote. This 
might be well one of these cases where voting is not a good idea Erik :-)

Another point would be this one. There are many people very interested 
in doing wikispecies.

If wikispecies is set up, it may be that part of its information is 
included in wikipedia, or it may be that the wiki is a wikimedia project.

If wikispecies is not set up, it may be that the wiki is set up 
somewhere else and it may be that part of its information is included in 
wikipedia from that free ressource.

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