Both in Wikipedia and other parts of the Wikimedia-universe there are a lot of jobs that should be done, but are not so popular. Because they are not done, people get tired and backs away from whatever they are doing.
I could give several examples, but lets say spellchecking. It is not fun doing spellchecking, even if you are spellchecking something written by a professor. Instead of doing spellchecking you do something else, like poking around in some code, or write about Pokemon. While you do so the professor gets a bit annoyed over the not so perfect article, and starts to wonder what happen to the crowd in crowdsourcing. Somewhere along the way the it became so bad to talk about anything except the pure wikipedian sitting on top of his pillar with a book and a computer, writing articles in solitude, that we completely missed the opportunities to get a much larger momentum. The Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has over a half a million articles. About 10 % lack sources. Nearly all of them has spelling errors. It is nothing unusual about this. Could we use bounties to get some momentum? John Erling Blad /jeblad _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>