Hoi, The point is EXACTLY that this list will be different per language. What there is, what is needed differs as a consequence. What specific Wikipedias covers is as different.
There are multiple objectives to be gained: - as we gain more articles, we will gain a bigger presence for a Wikipedia in Google - a bigger presence will give us more eye balls. - more people who edit a Wikipedia means that any and all subjects of their choosing become better covered When we choose for an approach like this, it is very much in the true Wiki spirit. When the argument is about "supervision", the question is how that would work. In my opinion, you are likely not to know the other language and Google translate is unlikely to function for all the 280+ languages. The point of this approach is very much that there is no solution for all of Wikipedia.. It is weird to suggest that would work in the first place. Thanks, GerardM On Mon, 11 Mar 2019 at 14:08, Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Reminding is easy, it's analyzing that it's complex. > > I suspect that editors and readers are probably a little bit smarter than > generally assumed. It's quite "obvious" that editors understand what is an > encyclopedia, after years. When I make an informal survey, statistically > the "smarter" students in the class or in the group of people in front of > me at an event are those who already edited something or who want to know > more or are willing to compile a form to state their opinion or similar. > > Plus, every topic is multifaceted somehow, it's the same for the most > popular ones. It's strange when long-time editors seem to miss this aspect. > There is always a specific disease, an historical event, a place or a > person in a family history linked to a most searched topic. You can detect > many missing specific things just focusing on a core topic and starting > from there. Again, maybe it's worth reminding also how our editors are > quite good at doing this, and this type of information is therefore a > starting point. In some of this comments, it always look like an end per > se. > > Seriously, if someone is so superficial to just edit something with no > depth because it's on a list, (s)he will just do something equally > superficial somewhere else. Clinically, I might state that it's probably a > good thing if this occur in an area with huge focus, it actually lowers the > possible long-term disfunctionalities induced by a rigid approach, > something that it's more subtle to detect in less supervised areas. > > in any case, these lists can change a lot from area to area so it is not > even driven by the "mass", if you give a country in South America or Asia > the same focus on a western country you end up with very unusual guideline. > it's nice to know that you expertise in an area even if less taken into > account in the average community around you, it's useful in a different > part of the word. > > > > Il lunedì 11 marzo 2019, 13:32:12 CET, Amir E. Aharoni < > amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> ha scritto: > > > > > The idea of a popularity-driven encyclopaedia scares 😱 > > > > > I agree, although I'd make it a bit more focused: an encyclopedia that is > *only* popularity-driven is indeed scary. It's good to mention this, and > not once, but repeatedly. > > However, providing Wikipedia editors with information about what *is* in > demand is useful, as long as the editors clearly know that they have the > choice to write what is *important* and that "important" is not equal to > "popular". > > While I haven't ran a proper survey about this, conversations that with > Wikipedia editors from various "big" and "small" languages tell me that > most of them already understand it, and this is good. Nevertheless, > reminding people that Wikipedia is not supposed to be just about covering > popular topics won't hurt. > > -- > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי > http://aharoni.wordpress.com > “We're living in pieces, > I want to live in peace.” – T. 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