James Heilman wrote: > We need to make our current Wikipedias simpler. Yes I know it is > an uphill battle but we just need more people working on it.
That is why, as I have announced previously, I will soon begin raising money for the human fact-checkers and proofreaders necessary for the http://mediawiki.org/wiki/Accuracy_review project. It was decided previously that project had to be run first on the Simple English Wikipedia. However, there is no reason, as a read-only bot, it can't be run simultaneously on the ordinary Wikipedias. Given the spectacular abilities of the first two volunteers, that will not be a problem, I hope. If the WikiEd Foundation is persuaded to start hiring such fact-checkers and proofreaders for their students' work, that would be great, but it would be ideal if they would also pay outright for general accuracy review of all editors' work, initially on a trial basis, e.g., 50% students' work and 50% on general edits ordered by the likelihood that they aren't simple enough syntactically or are out of date in high-readership articles. I urge those who would like to see an organized, paid, accuracy review pilot project so that people can evaluate the quality of the resulting (initially only suggested) edits, to join me in personally asking Frank Schulenburg to implement such a trial. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>