> However, as a general guideline, it is not so > much incorrect to state that all important things in Wikipedia have been > already written. Indeed, if someone looks for information in Wikipedia - > or, more precisely, uses search engines and gets Wikipedia as the first hit > — they are likely to find what they need with more than 99% chance.
Yaroslav, Which world are you talking about? North America and Europe? When it comes to Asia (which I'm part of) and Africa, possibly Latin America too, we haven't even written down 1% of the diversity of these places. Leave aside getting it up onto the Wikipedia! Of course, I agree with the suggestion for new approaches (if I read you right). This is particularly true in a part of the world where much of the discussion is still in the oral domain, is often not in print; when it's in print, it is not digitised. Even when digitised, chances are that it's in a non-English language, which is very hard to find very search engines. (No wonder that some of the prominent people from our regions are continually getting dismissed as non-notable, which I see as another form of 'systemic bias'). Give it a thought, please. Frederick Noronha Goa On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 at 03:05, Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com> wrote: > I have written a long text today (posted in my FB) which the readers of > this mailing list might find interesting. I copy it below. I understand > that it is very easy to critisize me for side issues, but if you want to > comment/reply I would appreciate if you address the main issue. The target > audience I was thinking about was general (not necessarily > Wikimedia-oriented), and for the readers from this mailing list the first > several paragraphs can sound trivial (or even trivial and wrong). I > apologize in advance. > -- FN* ????????? ???????? * ??????? ???????? +91-9822122436 AUDIO: https://archive.org/details/@fredericknoronha TEXT: http://bit.ly/2SBx41G PIX: http://bit.ly/2Rs1xhl Can't get through on mobile? Please SMS/WhatsApp _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>