There is no single authority on Truth and fact. There is not even a
democracy that can ensure truth and fact.
Perhaps, we could think of a secondary layer, even a Wikimedia domain of
its own, some kind of 'Refined Wikipedia' completely independent of the
current structure, to which, 'refined' and vetted articles may be moved
regularly after some stipulated processes.
On 25 March 2016 at 15:56, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
> There are two parts to it as far as I am concerned. More collaboration, I
> am all for it.
> The other part is a power grab because it means that things must meet
> "established" requirements, that is imho a bad idea. It establishes power
> struggles whereby established "truths" trump common sense without a
> reasonable argument. The argument given is that it must comply with (insert
> your alphabet soup here) and that does not convince me at all. I have my
> recipe for soup and the only thing done is impose a recipe.
> Wikipedia is not Nupedia and the difference is exactly a board that for all
> the "right" reasons failed to get cooperation. It is why your proposal
> fails what Wikipedia is about.
> On 25 March 2016 at 09:44, Olatunde Isaac <reachout2is...@gmail.com>
> > Dear all,
> > We seek community input on a proposed WikiProject called "WikiProject
> > Accuracy" conceptualized by Ms. Betty Wills (User:Atsme). Following a
> > recent discussion with Betty, I decided to bring it here for community
> > input because of the possible controversy that may arise from
> > a WikiProject like this.
> > The primary goals of WikiProject Accuracy are to:
> > *Increase quality of Wikipedia articles
> > *Increase reliability of Wikipedia articles
> > *Promote/improve collaboration among experienced editors
> > *Promote existing editors retention
> > Betty's ideas are to form a team of Project Accuracy Coordinators to
> > oversee the project, help establish criteria and minimum qualifications
> > fact-check teams, help with the project's page design and tasks and to
> > additional teams comprising appointed representatives from other project
> > teams to help coordinate and organize a list of articles for review, and
> > who will serve as members of Project Accuracy's Editorial Review Board
> > (PAERB). The PAERB will be responsible for review and approval of
> > nominated to bear the "reviewed and approved for accuracy" seal in the
> > right corner of the article. The ideas also aim to support the WMF's
> > "Reach" campaign and help establish or re-establish credibility in
> > Wikipedia articles that carry the RAAFA seal as a trusted source worthy
> > citing at all levels of academia, government, research, etc.
> > This seem like a unique approach to improving the quality of articles on
> > Wikipedia and increasing reliability of Wikipedia as an encyclopedia. The
> > idea to bring experienced editors together to serve in the editorial
> > of the project sounds like a great way to benefit from the specialized
> > skills of all participants.
> > However, an editor (User:Smallbones) raised a concern on whether this is
> > in line with the spirit of Wikipedia which permit anyone to freely edit
> > content at all levels. User:Smallbones said " An Editorial Review Board
> > sounds like a very interesting idea and could be fun. But actually I
> > it could easily violate Wikipedia rules, such as forming some sort of
> > exclusive club that others couldn't join without an invitation. If it's
> > just another rating scheme (that anybody can participate in whenever they
> > want)"
> > I respect Smallbones concerns but I don't see a major problem with the
> > idea of establishing an Editorial Review Board (ERB) comprising of
> > and experienced editors as board members. From the look of things,
> > WikiProject Accuracy is likely to generate controversy among Wikipedians.
> > The controversy will centered on whether this idea is against the vision
> > Wikipedia or not. Thus, we seek broader community input on this proposed
> > project.
> > Best,
> > Olatunde Isaac.
> > Manager, Wikipedia Education Program Nigeria.
> > Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld from Glo Mobile.
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