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A place for discussion about matters relevant to Citizendium, the online encyclopedia with real names and gentle expert guidance towards approved and balanced versions of articles on any topic people like to write about.
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Wanted articles: an easy-to-read list - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki... I have started the above initiative with a list of pages that have 40+ links to them on the wiki. I extracted these from the wiki software's automatically-generated '[url=http://en.citizendium.org/wiki......
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Seven Particularly Prolific Encyclopedists - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Can you guess? Read list with short biographies on Encyclopaedia Britannica online premium edition. http://www.britannica.com/list......
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Council motion regarding verification of real names - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
The motion before the Citizendium Council regarding verification of real names has passed by majority vote. For the text of the motion,  see: http://en.citizendium.org/wiki... The C...
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Re: MIT Technology Review -- The Decline of Wikipedia - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: George Swan on October 24, 2013, 09:48:01 PM I think there is a strong contingent of quality control volunteers who are like that famous scientist from the late 19th Century who went on record with the assertion that Sci...
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Proposed motion on review of citable versions of articles - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
The following motion has been proposed to the Citizendium Council: Preamble The Citizendium Council has been mandated to review the status of the Citable Articles.  This motion proposes acceptance of the recommendations made by Martin Wyatt on t...
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Re: MIT Technology Review -- The Decline of Wikipedia - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
I think Wikipedia needs to change by introducing paid contributors. That's the only way it can survive.
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Re: Real names vs, pseudonyms - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Sandy, thanks for the article, which turned out be very interesting and pertinent. Citizendium must require account requesters to use their real names when they submit their request, inasmuch as the Citizendium's Charter mandates it. Likewise, the Citi...
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Re: My thanks to John Stephenson for running Election July-August 2013 - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
thank you very much Mr. John Stephenson. You are the backbone of Citizendium.
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Re: Why CZ is failing to gain and retain members - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
There are two reasons why CZ fails to retain members or the rate of activity of users cannot be maintained over the long run. 1) there is no constant threat of vandalism, conflict of interest, and administrative complications like there is at Wikipedi...
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Re: New 'Citable Versions' - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
The 'Approved Articles' category has now been retired. There are now two important categories for articles that have been expert-approved: http://en.citizendium.org/wiki... http://en.citizendium.org/wiki......
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Proposed motio to appoint John Stephenson to the Constabulary - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
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Re: Citizendium Council ongoing projects and mandated projects - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
In Task #2: the rules, I have no great problem with the rules except that from what Anthony has said to me about the Election Committee, it appears that they are incomplete. Task #3: reviewing the sign-up page:  When I signed up, I rememb...
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Citizendium Council ongoing projects and mandated projects - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Citizendium Council ongoing projects and mandated projects Working with sysop John Stephenson, I summarize below four projects we Council members should be working on. Project #1 Review Citable Articles and editable Main Articles. See instructions/guid...
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Re: Council vetting of Citable Versions of approved articles - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
It's beginning to feel rather lonely in there, only the Managing Editor (blessed be he) and me...
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Real names vs, pseudonyms - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
A reasonably good discussion: http://www.itworld.com/securit... My own position from the start has been that at least pseudonyms, if not full anonymity, are necessary. Personally, I was living in C...
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Re: Council vetting of Citable Versions of approved articles - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Members of the Citizendium Council: You will find the sign up page for reviewing citable articles at: http://en.citizendium.org/wiki......
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Greg said the down-time was due to a problem with our current servers, unrelated to the migration plan. He set up monitors, presumably to alert him right away. John, Darren is hopeful we can accommodate the SMF software and our database on the new serv...
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I've posted to the cz-bugs list to report the outage. However, Greg is the only Tech. staff member subscribed to it, so this may take some time. Unfortunately, very few people here  have both the technical expertise and access to the servers, th...
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How Wikipedia Could Improve Its Facts With Verification & “Right To Reply” Box - Marketing Land - http://news.google.com/news...
How Wikipedia Could Improve Its Facts With Verification & “Right To Reply” Box Marketing Land The mechanism to which I refer is Wikipedia's open editing policy. The foundational flaw to which I refer is Wikipedia's rejection of authoritative contributions from knowledgeable experts (a flaw that co-founder Larry Sanger tried to address with ...
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Re: Interim Management Council - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: Peter Jackson on Today at 08:49:53 AM Article 25 says members inactive for 90 days lose their seats. Has anyone checked back to see who's left under that provision? Unfortunately, the word 'inactive' h...
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Re: Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Since neither Gareth nor Anthony has disagreed with my understanding of their explanations of CZ's concept of neutrality I'll assume I've got it right. I want to raise the problems this might involve in controversial topics like politics and religion. ...
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Re: Interim Management Council - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Yes, you seem to be right about that. However, I still find it hard to interpret the information you gave above as an EC decision on the order here. Article 25 says members inactive for 90 days lose their seats. Has anyone checked back to see who's lef...
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The editor/expert providing gentle guidance to the amateur model, in practice - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: Anthony Sebastian on June 30, 2013, 02:54:51 PM Gareth's words endorse CZ's policy of having experts (Editors) responsible for vetting articles and guiding gently as needed. Other's experience with this polic...
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Daily Debriefing - The Dartmouth - http://news.google.com/news...
Daily Debriefing The Dartmouth Sanger is now the editor-in-chief of Citizendium, a Wikipedia initiative with slightly altered policies, including a requirement of the author's name and the use of expert "citizens" to monitor contributions. Scholarpedia, of a higher intellectual ...
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Re: Interim Management Council - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Doesn't matter. The Charter explicitly states that resignations only become effective once accepted by the Secretary of the EC and announced on the official forum board (Article 29). Neith...
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Possible new article on Wikipedia stats - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
I'd like some feedback on reaction to possibly bringing this article into CZ.
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Re: Interim Management Council - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Peter, I did not appoint myself. Anthony suggested that I take the seat once it became clear to us that no other EC members would be available to take it. We waited until the previous terms of office had expired to see if the MC would make their own ar...
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Re: Interim Management Council - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
I look at it differently. Article 25 says EC members in an order determined by the EC. As far as I know it has made no such determination, so John can't appoint himself. I think it's better to fall back on the emergency powers Anthony mentioned in his ...
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Re: A minor tech request, banner announcement - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Sandy, I edit the SiteNotice. As you know, to stay online, Citizendium must pay $320/mo, which amount we must raise from donations from users. Without assertive fundraising, we would have had to go offline months ago. Greg Mullane and Darren Duncan are...
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Re: Interim Management Council - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: John Stephenson on July 01, 2013, 04:01:40 PM The second seat ... I am still technically an EC member and can take the seat. I will be leaving it as soon as I can, though. Congratulations, I think :-). Good l...
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