I think this initiative point to a weakness in our approach, that is worth discussing, independent if just this will be anything or not.

In our version we have somewhat lower quality demand then enwp, and we can also be more pragmatic and handle cases individually, but still one of our most recurrent discussion is on how we handle articles that is too weak/bad/irrelevant to be allowed into our articlespace but still not are rubbish. We have looked into 1)enwp alteranative with a draft space, 2) to have special signals to engage editor willing to work on these, 3) to give it back to the user who put it into Wikipedia with text explaining what is the problem, 4) different type of templates, 5)and have special pages where these can be discussed.


Some of these (and pragmatism and good mentors) help a little bit, but does not solve the basic issue, that users create articles (not being rubbish) that is not allowed into our article space, which makes them very disappointed (angry)

Anders

Den 2016-10-11 kl. 11:58, skrev Peter Southwood:
Competition is healthy, it can be useful to test alternatives and separate out 
the ones that work from the ones that don’t. However I think Starlords may be 
one that doesn’t work and may bring down the project prematurely. I will watch 
in case they develop anything actually useful - who knows...
Cheers,
Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of 
Craig Franklin
Sent: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:48 AM
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Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] A new Wikipedia fork: InfoGalactic

So what you're saying is, Vox Day has created a "safe space" where his circle 
of friends can reinforce each other's biases without interference from the outside world? 
 Great.

Also, "Starlords".  Good grief.

Cheers,
Craig

On 11 October 2016 at 04:13, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:

"INFOGALACTIC: an online encyclopedia without bias or thought police"

Home page: http://infogalactic.com/info/Main_Page
Announcement: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/10/project-big-fork-
infogalactic.html
Roadmap: http://infogalactic.com/info/Infogalactic:Roadmap


- d.

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