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Saturday 30 August 2008

Wikipedia - finally a good result

Thanks to Scot Alexander, the scannography page on Wikipedia looks great now !

Finally we arrive on a consistent page. This is an encyclopedical article, well structured, with references, and keeping a minimum external links. Scot Alexander rewrote the whole article based on Patri's first researches and thanks to her help in searching bibliographical sources. Scot Alexander added a lot of elements and enriched the whole.


The only thing missing now, in my opinion, are some good examples of images.
To add such images, they have to be added in Wikipedia's Creative Commons. That means that you allow anybody to use this image you uploaded there, without having to pay any rights to you. You remain the author but allow the image to be reused in any possible manner. So if some amongst you are ready to do so, I think that would help improve the article. Scot added one of my images I gave out there. I'm now working on a french translation of Scot's article…

Monday 14 July 2008

Scannography on Wikipedia

We got problems on Wikipedia.

Patri composed a simple but objective and complete definition of "scannography". She added a list of links to give examples of what could be done with this media.
It looked like this then :

Wikipedia: old scanography definition

After that somebody interfered. He is signing "Freshacconci" . He deleted all the links and signaled the page as being not neutral, containing unverifiable claims, etc.

It then looked like this :
Wikipedia: actual scanography definition

I finally reintroduced some links to have this :
Wikipedia: actual scanography definition

The problem now remains that we have this signalization above that indicates this page has almost no credibility. So if someone knows how to change this, please let us know. I tried to contact Mr. Freshacconci but he doesn't answer. He just took the time to bring up problems and now he leaves us with them. I personnally find this really incorrect but what can we do ?