Re: [LEAPSECS] wikipedia "Leap Seconds" collaboration

From: Markus Kuhn <Markus.Kuhn_at_CL.CAM.AC.UK>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:41:04 +0000

Tim Shepard wrote on 2006-01-23 16:20 UTC:
> Be careful. The goals of the folk on this mailing list and the goals
> of the wikipedia project are probably not aligned.
> In particular, note the section "Wikipedia is not a publisher of
> original thought".
> It is certainly possible for people on this list to help improve the
> wikipedia's coverage of articles related to time keeping, but the
> wikipedia article is not an appropriate place for a group attempting
> to hash out a consensus on a mailing list to record all of its thoughts.

I can only second this! Wikipedia articles are meant to cover only
material that is supported by the referenced literature. Suggested
solutions have to be published elsewhere first before they can be
summarized and referenced in Wikipedia. Anything else will/should not
survive there for very long and will hopefully be removed for being
"just a personal pet theory".


Markus Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge || CB3 0FD, Great Britain
Received on Mon Jan 23 2006 - 08:41:20 PST

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