|Re: tie-in with Wikipedia||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:20:27 -0800 (PST)|
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Andrew Netherton wrote: > As you are all no doubt aware, Wikipedia has a page on cohousing: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohousing > > Once wiki.cohousing.org is up and running, it's only logical that said > page change to reflect our wiki's existence. Whether that's an > instant redirect to our wiki, just a link to it, or something in the > middle, that may be a matter of a vote on Wikipedia's editors' part. > Once we're up and running, however, I don't see why we can't simply > crib that page as a starting point, giving them something to look at. Some of us have surely edited that article a bit I would think. Michael McIntyre posted recently encouraging folks to set a "watch" on it to help monitor changes for vandalism. I'd have to check but suspect I have added an external link or something. In fact we could add an external link there to wiki.cohousing.org with the comment that it is under construction relatively soon. But it would be inappropriate to try to replace that article. That article serves a different purpose. It is an encyclopedia style that is an overview with a moderate amout of depth to the concept of cohousing which is searchable along with similar depth articles about everything else in the world. wiki.cohousing.org is more like a looseleaf notebook of theoretically unbounded thickness for the accumulated but edited information about all aspects of cohousing. It will cover things which are minutia relative to wikipedia's depth. Wikipedia's great benefit is that it is edited to contain the encyclopedia level of info without being cluttered with too much detail. That is why it is ofen more efficient to search wikipedia for an introduction to a concept rather than googling it and being inundated with documents of marginal relevance to finding and overview. Fred -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Communications for Justice - My listserv org. UU, Linux My Link Page: http://fholson.cohousing.org Ham radio:WB0YQM fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 (7am-10pm Central time)
tie-in with Wikipedia Andrew Netherton, February 16 2007
- Re: tie-in with Wikipedia Fred H Olson, February 16 2007
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