I created the wika because the archive.org is so hard to use and slow. I
want to be able to share articles with people, and I have been contacting
all the twitter users to tell them about the articles (after checking and
updating them).

I want to host them, at least the good ones to give bands and things a
place to find themselves,
or to give the "non-notables" a home.

In fact, a few people have already found themselves via google or some
means and have updated thier articles. I bet that this should be good
enough to prevent them from recreating the articles on wp.

The technical details are here,
<https://code.google.com/p/wikiteam/wiki/SpeedyDeletion>I created monthly
buckets, the most recent one is here:

If it turns out that too many articles that are copyvio are slipping
through, i could turn off the feed to wikia, yet keep the archive.org feed,
they are two separate processes.

Ideally we would agree on some tag to mark articles that would be worthy of
hosting, but not ready for wikipedia. We are pulling only some categories


On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Anthony <wikim...@inbox.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 1:57 AM, Mike  Dupont
> <jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > The articles are hosted on archive.org, and then transfered to wikia,
> > I could make some review tools, but where to host them?
> > mike
> >
> Well, why do you want to host them?  Or, more specifically, why do you
> want to host them somewhere other than archive.org?
> I definitely understand wanting to save the content of these articles
> just in case someone wants to work on fixing them.  Wikipedia's
> temporary undeletion process for people who wish to do this, is simply
> not convenient.  But archive.org seems to take care of that purpose
> just fine.
> If the *topic* is deemed "notable", just the article itself is of very
> poor quality, then once these have undergone manual review and
> intervention, the right place to host them would be back in Wikipedia.
>  It would also be nice to have a wiki for topics deemed by Wikipedia
> to be "not notable".  But this is a much different problem, and I
> don't believe it is served well by the autopopulation of mostly very
> low quality articles.
> Also, sorry if this was already answered, but where are they on
> archive.org?

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