[CQ-Contest] Time for a Contesting Wikipedia?
n4zr at contesting.com
Wed Apr 1 08:31:15 PDT 2009
Tod, I think the problem with Wikipedia is, as some one else said, that its
managers won't allow it to go into the kind of detail that contesters want
and need. What is appropriate for a general purpose encyclopedia, however
expansive, does not begin to meet the need that I'm suggesting exists.
73, Pete N4ZR
At 10:12 AM 4/1/2009, Tod -ID wrote:
>I checked Wikipedia. There is an extensive section on Amateur Radio
>Contesting already in place.
>Why not just expand that section to contain the information that people
>believe should be included. The structure is already set up, the procedures
>are known and the location is familiar to folks who are looking for
>information about a topic.
>Life is pretty short so spending as little "life time" as possible creating
>infrastructure that is already in place seems sensible. We should spend the
>energy creating content instead.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> > [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Doug Smith
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:35 PM
> > To: K0HB; cq-contest at contesting.com
> > Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Time for a Contesting Wikipedia?
> > K0HB wrote:
> > > I think an "independent" knowledge base like that would be
> > a wonderful
> > > resource, but a very ambitious project to build, and would
> > require a
> > > significant ongoing "maintenance" effort to remain current.
> > The point of a wiki is to spread the maintenance effort among
> > a large group of people.
> > --
> > Doug Smith W9WI
> > Pleasant View, TN EM66
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