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Author Topic: Forking argument summary  (Read 10259 times)
Larry Sanger
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« on: September 30, 2006, 04:02:38 UTC »

All, sorry I haven't been able to participate as much as I'd like in the forums today...all sorts of things are going on, some of them very exciting!  E.g., we have a new Chief Constable!

I wanted to ask if some logically-minded person would go to the wiki and summarize there the positions and arguments in favor of them on the question of all-at-once vs. partial vs. piecemeal forking.  This would be kind of difficult, but Darren Duncan listed several, so that would be a good place to start.  It seems that there is still a great deal of general confusion on the whole issue.  A neutral presentation of the arguments on all sides would be a great public service.  If you start it, I might contribute...
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 04:12:28 UTC »

A logical person might say that a 4gon conclusion has no premiss worth the candle to count.

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 04:23:19 UTC »

Who said it was a foregone conclusion?  It's not a "non-negotiable" policy as far as I'm concerned.  I am seriously interested if someone can produce a really good argument that we should not fork all at once.  But I haven't seen any such argument.  I think the strongest argument along those lines, so far, is that Wikipedia just doesn't have enough good content, period.  But then, that would establish that we shouldn't call ourselves a fork of WP at all...  Anyway, I'm not persuaded of the premise there.

In making any such summary, please look at my comments here: http://textop.org/smf/index.php?topic=45.msg355#msg355
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2006, 14:20:10 UTC »

I have attempted this summary on the Wiki at http://www.textop.org/wiki/index.php?title=What_should_we_do_about_importing_articles%3F. Because the discussion was scattered across this forum and the mailing lists, I may have missed an arguement or option. If so, I hope others will add them in.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 01:42:10 UTC »

Thanks, Jason.  I've greatly edited your work...hope you will still recognize some of it.   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 14:27:06 UTC »

Not a problem--I totally expected people to edit the summary. After all, if you can't stand the heat, don't write on a Wiki  Grin
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