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A question about naming a new resource that will feature "drafts" of student efforts.
Up till now, I have been one of the worst culprits in treating Wikiversity like a wikitext webhosting service. But recent efforts from highly qualified people have given me hope that Wikiversity can become something better. The following page will probably resemble such a hosting service this Spring:
Earlier, I created OpenStax/Astronomy as sort of a discussion/promotional effort to illustrate how students can contribute to OpenStax efforts. I would be more than happy to move these pages if anybody has a sense of where they actually belong. You can respond here, or anywhere on this blog. If you have no objection, just ignore this post because as we all know, qui tacet consentire videtur--Guy vandegrift (discuss • contribs) 18:02, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
- @Guy vandegrift: Just to clarify that I wasn’t thinking of you when I wrote that. On the contrary I think your work here is exemplary and appropriate (evidenced by this openness to community opinions) and you have my sincerest apologies if it seemed I was pointing at you. To be honest, the Non-WV examples that I was thinking of (although I’d struggle to find it now) were a set of user-pages and subpages in English Wikipedia, which were hosting a game of some sorts. It was discovered a while ago but had been there for the best part of a year. Green Giant (discuss • contribs) 23:01, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
- @Green Giant: Just as you were not thinking of me when you wrote your post, you were extremely far from my mind when I wrote mine. In general, neither you, I, nor anybody else should feel offended if we find some of our pet projects a victim of our proposed cleanup. The goal of the cleanup is not to suppress certain resources, but to highlight those that will bring more people into Wikiversity. Why am I so dedicated to Wikiversity? I'm not. My dedication is to the wikitext used by WMF. With its ability to record all edits, link vocabulary words for benifit of non-experts, the CC licensing and the ease with which prose can be modified and reused, wikitext should become the standard means by which academicians compose and communicate. Of all the WMF wikis, Wikiversity seems most likely to accomplish what I hope is a revolution in how we organize and communicate our ideas.--Guy vandegrift (discuss • contribs) 00:51, 11 January 2018 (UTC)