Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-29 Thread Frederick Noronha
> However, as a general guideline, it is not so > much incorrect to state that all important things in Wikipedia have been > already written. Indeed, if someone looks for information in Wikipedia - > or, more precisely, uses search engines and gets Wikipedia as the first hit > they are likely to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update and feedback results from the Wikimedia's chairpersons retreat

2018-12-29 Thread Pine W
Hi Itzik, Frans, and Vojtěch, I am very behind on email but I wanted to say thanks for sharing this report from the chairpersons' meeting. I am wondering whether, for the purposes of (1) increasing the cost effectiveness of travel expenses, (2) reducing the negative environmental effects from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-29 Thread MZMcBride
Yaroslav Blanter wrote in part: >This is a paradigm shift. Currently, the editors generally consider that >it is good to have long Wikipedia articles - because long means more >complete. Sometimes there are even proposals (fortunately isolated and >without followup) to delete all short articles

[Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-29 Thread Yaroslav Blanter
I have written a long text today (posted in my FB) which the readers of this mailing list might find interesting. I copy it below. I understand that it is very easy to critisize me for side issues, but if you want to comment/reply I would appreciate if you address the main issue. The target

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-29 Thread Yaroslav Blanter
Hi Frederick. sure, I know. I am mostly writing about Russia, and I know there are a lot of topics which are not covered. I am usually the first one who says that there are many topics to even start an article on, and way more to improve. But let us face it - if an English-speaking person looks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-29 Thread Joseph Seddon
A it's always nice to quote someone other than Mike Godwin and it seems Betteridge's law of headlines is alive and well. [1] [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 10:26 PM Yaroslav Blanter wrote: > Hi Frederick. > > sure, I know. I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-29 Thread Benjamin Lees
You paint the problem as being about us adapting to changing demographics. I'm not so sure--if only because the notion of attention-impaired millennials appears to be one of those self-propagating ideas whose supposed statistical support turns out to be fabricated.[1][2] If the concern is about