On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:20:45AM -0500, Tim Shepard wrote:
> Be careful.  The goals of the folk on this mailing list and the goals
> of the wikipedia project are probably not aligned.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not
> In particular, note the section "Wikipedia is not a publisher of
> original thought".
> It is certainly possible for people on this list to help improve the
> wikipedia's coverage of articles related to time keeping, but the
> wikipedia article is not an appropriate place for a group attempting
> to hash out a consensus on a mailing list to record all of its thoughts.

Thanks - very true.  An important point is that folks should include
references to other sources.  But there are a ton of other sources,
and when we're behaving well, we already reference them in these
discussions.  I think having more folks working on wikipedia will both
help our discussion here, and encourage folks to generate web pages
and other sources for new proposals.

My wikipedia "talk" page contains a number of relevant policy
references, some of which may be a bit dated:


And note that it is good practice to discuss major or controvertial
proposed changes to, e.g. the leap seconds page, at the associated
discussion page, e.g.



Neal McBurnett                 http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/
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