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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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First let me say that Christine's proposed amendments seem to meet my concerns. Now some thoughts in response to Martin's comments. This is off the cuff, thinking aloud, brainstorming, whatever you want to call it. As I said before when Anthony propose...
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I can understand Anthony's wish to drive Citizendium forward, but I feel that there is a danger of trying to advance on too many fronts at once, instead of consolidating our present position.  (Sorry about the military terminology, but it comes in usef...
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Thank you for these helpful observations. I've responded to and endorsed some them here.
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Re: Temporary motion to grant appropriate articles locked ‘citable’ status... - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Peter Jackson has made four observations which I think merit consideration: Quote from: Peter Jackson on July 24, 2014, 09:35:39 UTC ...Firstly, it give...
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I think this needs to be thought through better. Firstly, it gives the impression that replacing approved by citable is new, when in fact all approved articles have already been reclassified as citable. Secondly, although it's described as temporary, t...
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Temporary motion to grant appropriate articles locked ‘citable’ status... - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Temporary motion to grant appropriate articles locked ‘citable’ status without first achieving approval status Proposed by: Anthony Sebastian Whereas: The Citizendium 's Charter assigns the right to approve articles to Citizendium's Editors; The foundi...
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Re: The Council needs to appoint one or more Editorial Personnel Administrators - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
I resign as interim EPA.
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Re: The Council needs to appoint one or more Editorial Personnel Administrators - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Those pages were for Editor appointments under the old system, under which people were able to apply to join CZ as Editors from the outset. (They are the same pages sysops use to create new wiki accounts for anyone). But a rule passed past year ensures...
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Wikipedia co-founder seeks to start all over again _ this time with ... - The Age - http://news.google.com/news...
Wikipedia co-founder seeks to start all over again _ this time with ... The Age Like Wikipedia, Citizendium will be nonprofit, devoid of ads and free to read and edit. Unlike Wikipedia, Citizendium's volunteer contributors will be expected to provide their real names. Experts in given fields will be asked to check articles for ...
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Re: The Council needs to appoint one or more Editorial Personnel Administrators - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
It would seem there is little urgency with regard to activating this appointment. I still cannot access this page as instructed on [url=http://en.citizendium.org...
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Re: Possible new article on Wikipedia stats - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
This thread has now gone well astray of the original topic, and I accept full responsibility for it having done so as a result of my having offered a hypothetical regarding EPA matters. I won't make that misstep again. I welcome continuing corresponden...
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Editorial Personnel Administrators - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Article 16 of the Charter may be relevant here: "Any change in Editor status shall require a formal decision by the Citizendium Council and may be appealed." It seems to me the inte...
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Re: Possible new article on Wikipedia stats - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
The brute force application of criteria without judgment is for bot software. And I suspect we're well aware that there are other wiki projects where this is the common solution to many administrative tasks. I do not subscribe to this approach which is...
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Re: Possible new article on Wikipedia stats - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Your job as EPA is to apply the criteria in http://en.citizendium.org/wiki..., not your own judgment except in so far as it's required to deal with vagueness in those criteria. Of course, wearing your Council hat ...
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大学教育的“授人以渔” - 南方周末 - http://news.google.com/news...
大学教育的“授人以渔” 南方周末 维基百科”创始人之一、“公民汇编”(Citizendium)百科全书的创始人拉里·桑格(Larry Sanger),在《互联网如何改变我们所知道的》一文中说,“好的搜索引擎就像是(占卜的)神谕(oracle),不管你询问什么,都会有回答。有的回答 ...
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Re: The Council needs to appoint one or more Editorial Personnel Administrators - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Thanks to the Council for the opportunity and votes of confidence.
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
I didn't mean just different perspectives. I was talking about outright contradictions. What you suggest is certainly a good idea in principle, but as you say is a more daunting challenge.
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Voting period now closed - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
The elections period is now over. Results will be released by June 27th.
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: Peter Jackson on June 20, 2014, 09:05:56 UTC A problem with sources is that they don't say the same thing. The more expert you are, the less likely you are to be unaware of dissenting sources. But I wonder whether expe...
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
A problem with sources is that they don't say the same thing. The more expert you are, the less likely you are to be unaware of dissenting sources. But I wonder whether experts, even in their specialized topics, always keep up with relevant publication...
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: John R. Brews on Today at 15:55:34 So far, CZ has a checkered history in this regard, having succeeded in eliminating many helpful contributors, failing to handle disputes sensibly, and having no mechanisms f...
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
The distinction of 'citable' articles rests upon some review process that ensures accuracy and completeness. No such review process is possible without certified experts. Any article written by an amateur like myself or like Anthony may actually be 'ci...
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
But what's actually happened is that all expert-approved articles have been relabelled as citable.
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
I like to distinguish between citable articles and expert approved articles. I consider articles citable if they provide information that can be verified through fact checking, and that are readable and coherent, and that provide guidelines about wher...
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: Peter Jackson on June 16, 2014, 14:33:17 UTC Quote from: Peter Schmitt on June 13, 2014, 12:47:23 UTC "Approval" is a core concept of CZ and must not be weakened or abolished. Unfortunate...
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: Peter Schmitt on June 13, 2014, 12:47:23 UTC "Approval" is a core concept of CZ and must not be weakened or abolished. Unfortunately it already has been: expert-approved articles have been demoted to mere appe...
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Voting period now open - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
The period for voting in the Citizendium election is now under way and runs until midnight UTC on June 20th. Project members who joined on or before May 14th are eligible to vote in this election. Votes are cast via the main wiki using e-mail. To vote,...
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Re: Citizen-initiated referendum proposal: ME temporarily Approvals Manager-in-Chief - http://forum.citizendium.org/index...
Quote from: John R. Brews on June 07, 2014, 17:47:26 UTC I am unpersuaded that certification of articles is a necessary function on CZ, and that it more often than not simply impedes useful revision of articles by requiring an ela...
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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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