[Wikipedia-l] Idea for a new Wikipedia

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 17 12:56:43 UTC 2005

--- Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> The original poster was interested primarily in a wikipedia in German 
> for children.  This raises a whole bunch of very interesting questions, 
> I think, and we should not confuse those questions with the questions of 
> simple language for adult learners.

The whole idea of Simple is now largely redundant due to the concept of having
lead sections that are maximally accessible and concise encyclopedia articles
in their own right. 

Please, let's not make the same 'simple' mistake with any other language. Just
make sure that the first section of each article is non-specialist in language
and content while at the same time touches on the most important facts about
the topic.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lead_section

-- mav

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