Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Big Project to Publish Wikipedia
I'm in touch with a non-profit foundation that wants to incorporate all 500,000 of Wikipedia's articles into its proposed Encyclopedia. I would really appreciate any advice on how to do this:
- fairly and ethically
- technically, conveniently
- without ruffling anybody's feathers (author Ed Poor ?)
See Wikipedia:Copyrights which among other things contains the following: IMPORTANT: If you want to use content from Wikipedia, first read the Users' rights and obligations section. You should then read the GNU Free Documentation License. 22.214.171.124 18:38, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Me, and how I got that way
"Evil is taking advantage of another person for your own benefit. Good is sacrificing yourself for the benefit of another." -- Sun Myung Moon 
I started the articles on the Unification Church and Sun Myung Moon, because I'm a member of the church and a follower of Rev. Moon (but don't bother trying to tick me off adding "negative" info there, I'm too tolerant for that :-)
The thing I hate about Wikipedia the most, is the endless edit wars. So please read:
- Wikipedia:Staying cool when the editing gets hot,
- most of Wikipedia:Avoid personal remarks, and
- a lot of Wikipedia:no personal attacks.
Larry Sanger's definition of neutrality
Neutrality is all about presenting competing versions of what the facts are. It doesn't matter at all how convinced you are that your facts are the facts. If a significant number of other interested parties disagrees with you, the neutrality policy dictates that the discussion be recast as a fair presentation of the dispute between the parties. --Larry Sanger
My public watchlists
Suggestions are welcome.
Just a few of the articles I've started
- one-sided argument - Sorry, but this doesn't really prove your point.
- Use of force - Civilized people don't just kill every attacker they encounter
- Reconstruction of Iraq
- Liberal bias
Why this page is so short
I reorganize from time to time, mostly by deleting everything and starting over again. So the endless list of compliments is buried somewhere in page history, along with my barnstar. *sigh*
Won't sue us does not cut it
"18:04, 28 Mar 2005 Ed Poor (Copied verbatim from PWPA - a group that would NOT sue Wikipedia)" Wikipedia is free to copy and IS copied by MANY other entities. So "they won't sue" doesn't cut it. We have to be legally in good shape so OTHER groups won't be sueed EITHER.
Chung Hwan Kwak is short enough, you could reword some of it, enclose the rest in quotes, AND PROVIDE PROPER REFERENCE to PWPA - whoever that is. 126.96.36.199 18:32, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
- Yes, you're right. There was no excuse for me to be sloppy and lazy. -- Uncle Ed (talk) 21:24, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)
I need your help
- Stay calm, and be humble. Follow any rulings given by the arbcom, whether you "agree" with them or not. And keep making the case for articles which describe Chinese politics and geography neutrally.
- Do not retaliate, if anyone uses abusive language toward you. Maintain a clean "audit trail".
- Also, you might consider dropping your objections to the category schemes. Those markers are not as important as the contents of the articles. -- Uncle Ed (talk) 20:13, Apr 12, 2005 (UTC)
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