FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Wikinfo" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Wikinfo

Wikinfo, formerly known as Internet-Encyclopedia (renamed in January 2004), is a fork of the English Wikipedia initiated by Fred Bauder in July 2003. It is hosted by ibiblio. Although there are not subdomains on Wikinfo to separate articles of different languages, Wikinfo does welcome articles in languages other than English and requests that articles on the same topic in different languages link to each other. Existing links to Wikipedia articles in other languages are retained in the case of articles copied from Wikipedia. From Wikinfo, modified from an image found at http://www. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → January 31, 2004 The United States defence budget is set to exceed US$400 billion next year—an almost 7% increase—according to budget proposals inadvertently posted on the Pentagons website. ... In software, a project fork or branch happens when a developer (or a group of them) takes code from a project and starts to develop independently of the rest. ... For information on the internal side of Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:About. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for July, 2003. ... ibiblio (formerly SunSITE and MetaLab) is a collection of collections, and hosts a diverse range of publicly available information and open source software. ...

Contents


Wikinfo's point of view policy

Rather than adopting a neutral point of view, Wikinfo's policy on a contributor's point of view is to edit for a sympathetic point of view. It uses a point of view which endeavors to present a subject or concept in a favorable light. The main article is written from a sympathetic point of view which is described as "a way of encouraging a pluralism of content, rather than limiting content to an unattainable encyclopedic goal." [1] Critical articles in the style of any title: A critical view are encouraged. A set of articles about a particular topic are split into a number of articles with a specified point of view—thus it tries to have several points of view on each topic. shut up chris See also Wikipedia:Neutral point of view Wikipedias neutrality policy. ... A point of view, viewpoint or POV, is the following: On a given topic, a point of view is a cognitive perspective. ...


Users of Wikinfo, called "Wikinfoans" or "Wikinfos", feel Wikinfo is a way of escaping debilitating edit wars, which they perceive to be frequent on Wikipedia. They do not want to become like Wikipedia, "hamstrung by squabbling sysops getting legalistic about their biases", as Wikinfo user Proteus put it [2]. Some Wikinfo users appreciate the fact that their submissions are not edited as frequently as on Wikipedia. Some people are users of both Wikinfo and Wikipedia. Shortcut: WP:EW Two main usages of the term edit war have emerged within Wikipedia. ... A SysOp (pronounced /ˈsɪs. ... Legalism has several meanings. ... In probability and statistics, if a bias exists it means that the processes involved are not totally random, or one outcome is favoured over others. ...


Importation and modification

Like Wikipedia, Wikinfo uses the GNU Free Documentation License for most of its text, which allows verbatim copying and modification as long as derivative works remain licensed under the same terms. Wikinfo also supports signed articles, which are not subject to substantial editing by others and can be released under a license other than the GNU FDL. [3] Wikinfo does not permit editing of its articles by anyone other than its registered users. As of September 2005, there is some activity on Wikinfo, with a handful of articles edited each day. GNU logo The GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL or simply GFDL) is a copyleft license for free content, designed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU project. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat...


By September 2005 Wikinfo had over 33,000 articles, most of which have been copied from Wikipedia with minimal modification. The process of importing articles has been accelerated by using a fork of the MediaWiki software called GetWiki. Instead of red links, GetWiki uses green links to point to articles which do not exist locally. MediaWiki is a Wiki software package licensed under the GNU General Public License. ... GetWiki is an interactive PHP/MySQL application for wikis, most notably Wikinfo. ... Red is a color at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Look up green in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


When the user follows such a link, GetWiki tries to dynamically fetch it from the wiki designated as an external source (in Wikinfo's case, the English Wikipedia), renders and displays the article text. A local copy is created only if the page is edited. Effectively, Wikinfo therefore provides a transparent "wrapper" around Wikipedia pages which have not yet been copied. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... In human-computer interaction, computer transparency is an aspect of user friendliness which prevents the user from worrying about technical details (like installation, updating, downloading or device drivers). ...


Wikipedia user pages

One source of tension has arisen from the fact that this includes personal user pages, where users can put information about themselves and the reasons they contribute to Wikipedia. Such user pages are displayed like any article would be, and some Wikipedia users feel that this creates the false impression that they contribute to Wikinfo. It is possible to prevent dynamically loading a Wikipedia user page on Wikinfo by editing it - this practice is actively discouraged, however, on the Wikinfo account creation page.


External links

  • Wikinfo main page
  • Wikinfo's Developer and Sysops
  • Comparisons to Wikipedia

  Results from FactBites:
 
Wikinfo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (599 words)
Although there are not subdomains on Wikinfo to separate articles of different languages, Wikinfo does welcome articles in languages other than English and requests that articles on the same topic in different languages link to each other.
Rather than adopting a neutral point of view, Wikinfo's policy on a contributor's point of view is to edit for a sympathetic point of view.
Wikinfo also supports signed articles, which are not subject to substantial editing by others and can be released under a license other than the GNU FDL.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m