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Latest comment: 9 months ago by Markus Bärlocher in topic wikiquestions, Whykipedia


I suggest you remove the medicine example from this early draft. As you get early comments choosing the most controversial circumstance might be misleading. Blue Rasberry (talk) 10:59, 12 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Sure... Arep Ticous 11:00, 12 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Explain more about difference with WikiHow[edit]

I see that there is a comparison between this and WikiHow. Can you say more about the distinction?

Also, why not just replicate WikiHow with free and open licensing? That project has a model that has worked for 10+ years, gotten revenue and community base when so many other wikis have failed, and is obviously popular and successful. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:02, 12 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Arepticous: Their copyrighted media is theirs but the idea of a Wikimedia direct / how-to / or guidebook project is a great idea which WikiHow has proven to work. What part do you think is not justifiable? Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:56, 12 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Arepticous: Yes, I think it would work. WikiHow seems like a good project. It is not Wikimedia, and also it is non-free content. We could establish a free and open Wikimedia version of WikiHow. Probably we would make some changes. Of course we would want to take what is good and leave what is a problem.
If you compared WikiDirect to WikiHow, what would be the difference? One option is to start thinking of WikiHow, and do something similar. Another option is to start completely new and fresh, and begin with no plan except to make a "guide" or "direct" project. What do you think is best? Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:59, 13 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
  • @Bluerasberry: I listed a few things that differentiates wikihow from wikiDirect here., and i think that a fresh new start would be best, since Wikimedia has almost never done something quite close to such a projects and it's better if we start now to help us with the future. Arep Ticous 14:35, 13 September 2019 (UTC)Reply


"Wikidirect would answer questions such as What is longest river in the world and What to do if you have broken your arm". These are two very different kinds of questions: one is a small piece of information while the other might be an entire library of medical practice. Either way, it seems you're describing Wikidata. I suggest that you start by developing a tool to query Wikidata with natural language, then describe what you feel is missing and what we could do about it. You could start from one of the several existing tools such as ([1]) or the one that I believe Magnus Manske developed at some point. See also Nemo 08:48, 17 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

wikiquestions, Whykipedia[edit]

What is the difference to: wikiquestions and Whykipedia? How we can work together? Please answer on the front side. --Markus (talk) 11:26, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply