>That's exactly the point here! Maybe not everyone is like that, but the pattern is supported by studies. The question is: how do we support (or, how do we make Wikipedia relevant for) this category?
But it's not supported by rigorous evidence, a few studies and a bunch of clickbait headlines hawking a decline narrative aren't things that should be used as a basis for deciding that the encylvopedia is out of date and Wikipedia should change itself to a primary video format >> The idea that Wikipedia needs to be dumbed down "Articles must be short and contain a lot of graphic information. May be they need to be videoclips. Short clips. Or, at lest, they must contain clips, with more voice and less letters." Dumbing down seems to be a fair summary of the proposal On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 at 20:51, Strainu <strain...@gmail.com> wrote: > ?n dum., 30 dec. 2018 la 12:40, Zubin JAIN > <jain16...@gapps.uwcsea.edu.sg> a scris: > > These are gross generalizations > > That's exactly the point here! Maybe not everyone is like that, but > the pattern is supported by studies. The question is: how do we > support (or, how do we make Wikipedia relevant for) this category? > > > The idea that Wikipedia needs to be dumbed down > Nobody proposed that. > > > On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 at 17:21, Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > We need better upload interfaces for fixing spelling mistakes, > > > adding blue links, categories, media, and all other common tasks. > > I had a conversation with Dan Garry in Cape Town about why categories > and navboxes are not shown on mobile and it seems they are not a > "thing" anymore (aka not used by the readers, which prefer navigating > through inline links). For the rest, I agree. What do you think of the > CitationHunt tool? Would it help if integrated in the normal workflow? > > ?n dum., 30 dec. 2018 la 12:57, Anders Wennersten > <m...@anderswennersten.se> a scris: > > > > In my little duckpond (svwp) we have guidleines for the introduction > > part of the article. > > > > It should use (simple) language to enable 14-16 years old to understand > > it (while the rest can use more complicated vocabulary) > > How very interesting! I've always thought that Wikipedia should be > accessible for people with middle studies (highschool) but I've been > accused of trying to "dumb down" Wikipedia. Thanks for the idea! > > More generally, yes, the introduction is the obvious candidate for > what Yaroslav is proposing, the question is how do you put it to the > best use? Are popups (currently enabled for anonymous users) enough? > Movies and visuals are complicated for most people, would an audio > help? Text to speech is pretty good (and dead cheap) these days and I > know WMSE has done some work in this domain. Would an audio of the > introduction help? What about reading the whole article? > > This is a major topic, we should probably try to extract 2-3 ideas > that can be pushed forward from it. > > Strainu > > _______________________________________________ > 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: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Sincerely, Zubin Jain _______________________________________________ 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>