WikiArchive

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This is a proposal for a new WMF sister project.
WikiArchive
something referencing Herodoto or Alejandria library will be cool ;)
Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionHi everyone :)

Maybe this has already been discussed, if this is the case, please pardon me and guide me to the corresponding thread, I will appreciate this :)

WikiArchive:

A record of, fact-checked important information like: - versions of laws - dated and located images - Government declarations - Judgement Resolutions - Dated webpages content - Any other (brainstorming needed)

A process for defining what information is "genuine" should be created.

The innovative point is BLOCKCHAIN! the information will be recorded in a public blockchain.

Advantages of this are that the "genuine" information recorded, will be immutable! that is how it should be because is "genuine" so there is no need for any kind of modification.

(example: If Trump's declaration on the 14 Feb 2019, was: blablabla, blabla, bla; this will be "genuine" information, so there will be no need to change this information never, as this was his declaration)

With this, we can build a "genuine" history book of humanity, as seems like some people (winning the war in the future) would like to change the history according to their interest.

There is a famous quote "history is written by victors",

The purpose of WikiArchive will be to ensure that "History is written as it happened" (need to find a better quote, I know :D )

Another advantage of using blockchain is that availability will be highly distributed, not only ensuring immutability, also the access to the information :)

There are plenty of technical and consensus difficulties to bypass, but I think the idea worth it.

A "genuine" history book of human events, available to everyone is right that we should win ;)

This is high-level Ideas, please share your comments and useful information.

Thank you very much if you have read my words and tried to understand them with an open and positive mind,

Kind Regards,

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Potential number of languagesAny language.
Proposed taglineTo make a "genuine" history book
New features to requireA lot :D
Interested participants
Come on! join the progress!


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This seems great! Just one proposal: The name is slightly misleading, it seems to say something like 'deleted wikipedia pages archive'(Which would be another great wiki :D). How about a name like Wikihistory or Wikhistory?

Great idea though! The above user was removed for being a sock puppet


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Oppose Oppose We can already archive them manually in the same wiki, i dont see why we should make a seperate wiki for archives... archives dont put up to much use these days and this idea doesn't seem educational to me in any perspective. Arep Ticous 11:03, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose Oppose I think this is already covered by Wikidata. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 16:33, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • How is that different from Wikisource or wikidata? Dino Bronto Rex (talk) 18:30, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - This would be a great project to archive all the stuff from a Wikipedia, as archive pages in a Wikipedia is just making users confused on the real amount of pages not including archives a Wikipedia has. Arthurfan828 (talk) 01:16, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose. BoldLuis (talk) 00:26, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - But I would like to have a broader scope to this. I was wondering if we could have a project which allows us to align events in a chronological way. For example - There are books about historical events which narrate sometimes very different course of events. In order to bring this to notice of readers, as well try to find the common ground and assign some more historicity to such events. This shall help resolve quite a few of the claims made across various literature. Shall also help to provide users different view points and also rationalise this. We could mark these to days, seasons, years (in case the events is highly uncertain), to hours, minutes and seconds ( in case of recent history). Moreover this could also allow us to link this to astronomical events - based on which most history is marked. What I meant was that we build a timeline to events from sources - which may also allow for attempt to resolve ambiguities. So lets say that one document says that certain person was in Moldovia in summer of 1707 A.D. , however from another source we learn that said person was at an event elsewhere. On another hand, assume that a user want to generate a "newspaper" how it would appear in 1505 A.D. in Britain. If events are mapped chronologically, then such a generation could be a great way of learning about history. What people really knew and how the events unfolded. - basically creation of a simultaneous historical timeline from various historical sources. Shoonya32