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Ethics, philosophy, objectivity, religion[edit]

Simple View of Ethics and Morals
Ethics or Morals (Bruce Hamilton)
Ethics vs. Morals -- some rather old discussion about the difference between ethics and morals
A pome of sorts in narrative style... (Bruce Hamilton)
Folklore, myth and religion (various)
Faith vs science with regard to the Wikipedia

The world and where it's going[edit]

The best president to have a beer with (various Wikipedians)
Internet Authority Disease by Sammy snake

Content of Wikipedia[edit]

Proposal for an Encyclopedian Recycling Endeavor (BryceHarrington)
Please help build 911 Attack memorial
Project Sourceberg (what to do about primary sources)

Form of Wikipedia[edit]

The elements of an encyclopedia project (Larry Sanger and whoever else joins in)
Breadth and depth (Larry Sanger and others)
Modular content creation (TimShell and others)
Wiki is not paper (a discussion about ways to improve upon the traditional encyclopedia concept)
Should Wikipedia Use Profanity? (Stephen Gilbert and others)
External links
Kill the Stub Pages (BryceHarrington)
Improving Portal Pages (BryceHarrington)
Get rid of subpages entirely (Larry Sanger)
How to write non-American names
U.S. vs. US
ISO 639-1 vs. ISO 639-2
Use pinyin not Wade-Giles

Wikipedia and where it's going[edit]

Wikipedia Anti-rules (Anonymous and others)
Making Wikipedia profitable (Neeklamy and others)
The future of Wikipedia (Kpjas and others)
How to Destroy Wikipedia (The Cunctator) - an open challenge
How to Build Wikipedia (The Cunctator) - an open exhortation
A Better Wikipedia
The Wikipedia Community
Responding to the Critics (Stephen Gilbert)
Larrys Big Reply (originally on Creationism/Talk)
(AKA "The Ten Point Plan", or, "We should not impose our values on other thinking people.")
SJKs Wikipedia-Specific License proposal

Larry' section[edit]

Larry Sanger/Columns (Larry Sanger and people who respond to him)
Larry's Text
Wikipedia camaraderie


Interlingual issues[edit]

Releases of Wikipedia[edit]

Social[edit]

  • wikipedia meetup (12 May!)
  • Talk_media There are 2 main talk media: Talk: pages, and mailing lists. This article addresses relevant topics to this such as: Language issues, providing structure to increase productivity, possibly combining all talk media into one..

Technical[edit]

Misc[edit]

Wikimedia[edit]

Wiki textbooks[edit]

Mistakes in textbooks in America

Editing, counting, naming[edit]

table syntax and simplified tables (proposed) - but see also Image pages for a temporary solution
Article count reform: Let's build a better counter for all Wikipedias.
Math Markup -- inline TeX support for math
Credibility
Dynamic dates

Core issues: etiquette, consensus, permission, vandals, ethics, morals[edit]

Etiquette
Wikipedia vandalism
Uploads being abused
Consensus and implications of its definition for all of the core issues
Simple View of Ethics and Morals
Be bold in updating pages
Should talk pages be used for debating?
Should Wikipedia Use Profanity? (Stephen Gilbert and others)
Freedom of choosing a username debate
Standard email texts for asking permission to use texts or images


Usability and user interface[edit]

English usage[edit]

Vocabulary - an educational and an ethical issue
Defining vocabulary - the core glossary, should coordinate with [1]
Use of the present tense, and overuse of the past tense
Wikipedia is not Wiki - a little bit of wiki nomenclature

Copyright[edit]

Copyright - what is 'fair use' in quotation and what violates laws? whose law applies? what problems are we actually trying to solve here?
Avoid Copyright Paranoia!
Wikipedia and copyright issues
Copyright bot
Wikipedia Designated Agent

Interlingual coordination[edit]

Wikipedia software upgrade status
Date formats for language linking
International promotion material -- new!
Countries of the world tables
Wikipedia Machine Translation Project
International wikipedia question
Final international solution
Statistics for International Wikipedias
There is also an English Wikipedia available -- International help necessary
Future of international Wikipedias as part of the main community
Open letter to the Enciclopedia Libre group
Thoughts on Wikipedia interlanguage priorities
Wikipedias and cross-fertilisation
Supporting an English Dialect - Cockney Rhyming Slang Wikipedia
Interlingual coordination (outdated)

Characters and contributors[edit]

Various Wikipedian essays
How I became a Wikipedian
Wikipedians categorized by sub-cultural affiliation

Neutral point of view[edit]

Neutral point of view--draft
Proposed revision of the NPOV policy
NPOV as description not prescription
Systemic Bias of Wikipedia
Early Muslim view of history - "all records are liable to error..."
Natural point of view
NPOV is an ideal
Consensus editing

Wikipedia building[edit]

Nine leverage points

Talks[edit]

Disarmament crisis of March 2003
A day in the life of an ordinary Canadian (w:en:User:DW)
User:Rlee0001/Markup vs MetaForming|Markup vs MetaForming
Autograph collecting do's and dont's
Latino Unity
24's contributions

Form of Wikipedia[edit]

Consolidating vs breaking up
The elements of an encyclopedia project (Larry Sanger and whoever else joins in)
Breadth and depth (Larry Sanger and others)
Modular content creation (TimShell and others)
Wiki is not paper (a discussion about ways to improve upon the traditional encyclopedia concept)
Kill the Stub Pages (BryceHarrington)
Improving Portal Pages (BryceHarrington)
Get rid of subpages entirely (Larry Sanger)
Format issues under the PHP script
Appropriate content and plump waterfowl
Send this article to a friend
Listing deleted titles
Use pinyin not Wade-Giles
Technical categories in Wikipedia
Species names (to be specific) (John Lynch)
video policy

People, places, times[edit]

How to write non-American names - see also person DTD
Dates in Wikipedia - see also spacetime DTD
U.S. vs. US - see also ecoregion DTD

Wikipedia history[edit]

Historical Wikipedia pages -- a museum of old pages
History of Wikipedia -- Wikipedia and where it's been
Wikipedia commentary

Wikipedia and where it should go[edit]

best cases which wikipedia could realize
The future of Wikipedia (Kpjas and others)
Visions of what wikipedia could ultimately become (fantasies)
Wikipedia4 timeline (proposed, very tenative)
A Better Wikipedia
WikipediAhimsa
Wikipedia cloning project
Discussion on business models and organizational charters applicable to large free wikis
GFDL Workshop
Wikipedia Client
Wikipedia T-shirts (now available in Esperanto!)
Proposal for an Encyclopedian Recycling Endeavor (BryceHarrington)
The ideal Wikipedia board

Where it actually is[edit]

Making Wikipedia profitable (Neeklamy and others)
The Wikipedia Community - and your own ideas of community
The importance of being Wikipedia (help spread the word!)

What might damage it (hazards, things that must be done right)[edit]

How to Destroy Wikipedia (The Cunctator) - an open challenge
Threats that wikipedia might face, in your most paranoid nightmare
Worst cases of what could happen to wikipedia (realistically)
Responding to the Critics (Stephen Gilbert)
Wikipedia drop-outs
Discussion about FOLDOC fork
Wikipedia's first press release--draft for comment
Advertising on Wikipedia (Jimbo Wales, with comments by others)
Integrating Two Integrative Sites (a proposal from Kris Roose of the Integration Website
Wikipedia Governance - Jimbo Wales (Response to 24's governance)

Wikimedia hackfest[edit]

How to become a MediaWiki hacker
Running MediaWiki on Windows
Database queries on MediaWiki
Text in MediaWiki
MediaWiki math markup
RDF spool
Wiki markup tables -- proposals
Wiki markup syntax - see Wikipedia DTD
en:Wikipedia:Sites using MediaWiki

Wikipedia humor[edit]

Wikipedia Anti-rules (by some very productive Wikipedians)
Wikipedia haiku

Other texts about Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia -- An Online Collaborative Encyclopedia -- an article for the w:The Canadian Writer's Guide (13th Edition), by Mark Jeays
Wikipedia (Everything2) -- an en:Everything2 node by Axel Boldt

September 11[edit]

pages at http://sep11.wikipedia.org
Please help build 911 Attack memorial