[Air-l] Trusted Wikipedia, blessed versions
sjklein at hcs.harvard.edu
Thu Sep 21 23:48:53 PDT 2006
Alex : lovely idea. confusing name, though. 99.9% of wikipedia is trusted
by *someone*, after all...
Better to do a small project as you suggest, with a topic specific name,
and see how it works out. The Chemistry WikiProject is currently doing
that kind of expert peer review on chem articles; they have 15+ phds and
professors who have split up the major articles and are shepherding them
to high information density, well-referenced 'feature' quality.
On a personal level, I think it is unbearably charming that there is a
'chemicals trophy box' maintained by proud coeditors in the "chemicals"
subproject of this chemistry project, which informs me that Caffeine is
the latest article on a chemical to gain 'featured' status.
I am an advocate for what you propose, which I have called a 'blessed
versions' approach to stability and peer review. It has not yet been
implemented by anyone; you would be the first. Please update this
page as the project progresses:
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