[seqfan] Re: moving to wiki

David Wilson dwilson at gambitcomm.com
Wed Aug 26 23:01:00 CEST 2009

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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