On 9/27/2017 1:39 PM, Ariel Glenn WMF wrote:
Yes, let's keep brainstorming about this. No, I'm afraid this
combination is problematic, but thank you for the idea.
Would a name like "emerging knowledge communities" be clearer? Yes, you'd
think that in the context of Wikipedia and related projects, the word
'knowledge' would be a given, but perhaps it isn't?
Specifically, the issue is that in this formulation, "knowledge" works
to modify "communities", but now "emerging" appears to modify
"knowledge" instead, and that doesn't work. The potential implication
that knowledge is only just emerging in these communities could appear
condescending, much like the terminology we're trying to get away from.
I'd argue that we operate on the assumption that as our communities
grow, they already have a great deal of knowledge, it's a matter of
sharing and making it accessible to all.
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