[seqfan] Re: moving to wiki
Alonso Del Arte
alonso.delarte at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 07:01:19 CEST 2009
I too am warming up to this idea. But if there is going to the possibility
of "earning stripes" as David Wilson suggests, I would hope that
preliminaries to the awarding of stripes would include a verification of
math credentials. People earning stripes should have degrees and experience
in mathematics, and not be "teenagers with big egos and little common
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM, David Wilson <dwilson at gambitcomm.com>wrote:
> With Wikipedia in mind, I had serious misgivings about the OEIS Wiki.
> But these last few messages have warmed me up to the idea considerably.
> With editorial gate on submissions and modification tracking, this is
> beginning to look like an bona fide editorial review process. If we
> editors earn our stripes, maybe NJAS will feel more comfortable with
> offloading his traditional OEIS chores on us.
> My primary concerns now would be (1) Volume of submissions swamping the
> editors (2) Degradation of lookup (3) Whole database access, e.g, for
> wide-scope quality checks, conversion to printed form, etc (4) Older
> database references already in the literature. But still, I'm liking the
> idea better all the time.
> N. J. A. Sloane wrote:
> >> I would like to be able to do minor corrections myself. On the other
> hand, I would like to be ab
> >> le to request a review of some sequences I submit, especially if I am
> not sure in my English def
> >> inition.
> >> Will this be possible?
> > Me: changes will be made in a similar way to the way changes
> > are made to pages in the Wikipedia.
> > Any registered user will be able to propose changes,
> > but they won't become part of the permanent version of a page
> > until they are approved by an editor.
> > Just as in the Wikipedia, if you click the "history" tab,
> > you will see all the versions, starting at the beginning,
> > emphasing the current "permanent", or "approved" version, and then
> > showing further "waiting-to-be-approved" versions.
> > Neil
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