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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Wikipedia Reply with quote

Is anyone familiar with editing Wikipedia articles? We're trying to promote this project by adding external links. Is there a strategy so the links won't be removed again by other users?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are probably out of luck with Wiki. I recall that either on Dragonsfoot or The Acaeum that they attempted to correct some of the mistakes in the D&D listings and all the changes were removed. The changes were attempted a few times and each time they were removed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not want to edit the article content. The only plan is to add a link from Wikipedia to this website. For example, the D&D article has a link to the Acaeum. So it would only be fair, if they let me add a link to this project, too. After all, we are good and we are a non-profit organization.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mars wrote:
I think you are probably out of luck with Wiki. I recall that either on Dragonsfoot or The Acaeum that they attempted to correct some of the mistakes in the D&D listings and all the changes were removed. The changes were attempted a few times and each time they were removed.


Thats a bummer. Wikipedia looked too good to be true to me. I think the process of growth when recording in this hobby should occur under a platform of peer review. It is OK to be wrong and allow other's perspectives. That is the only way to get a true picture of how things are perceived by everyone. Otherwise, it is simply too easy to accidentally create history when all you wanted to do was record it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scribe wrote:
I think the process of growth when recording in this hobby should occur under a platform of peer review.


I think this is where Wiki falls apart. The accept or reject of changes is not done by peer review but rather a moderator of the entry. I don't know what qualifications the moderator has or if he was just the first person to add the entry. I think what often happens is that he tweaks the entry to his liking and then blindly rejects any changes made by others. This is at least what it seems like to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Ralf . . . I never thought I'd register for Wikipedia . . . but for you I took the plunge.

Here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons#External_links

Let me know if you want me to change the wording for the description - I was just winging it. Very Happy

Oh . . . it seems that all Wiki links are "No follow" so they won't help the page rank, but it will still be available to readers of the article.


(I also edited the Acaeum so that it doesn't say "Auction site" and simply made it "site".)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, well . . . .two hours later it looks like my changes were removed . . .
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course it was removed. Control access and you control the debate. Someone obviously doesn't want people coming here. duh
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also found this to be true, which is why I started www.world-of-roleplaying.com

The site is still young, but is growing each and every day.

Welcome any feedback.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link. I registered to the forums as well. I can't find any information about who set the site up and when. Hope you don't mind me asking.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did, early last year. Used to frequent pen-paper.net alot, but the updates were infrequent.

Have had to control main access to wiki site, after we had Spamming, and a lot of info deleted / changed.

Suggestions more than welcome via Forums, and I will then update site accordingly.
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