We plan to import a bunch of pages (with history) from Wikipedia, and adapt them to Appropedia - removing Wikipedia-specific templates and material that doesn't closely relate to the practical emphasis of Appropedia. (See Appropedia:Appropedia is different from Wikipedia)

The best way is to do many at once - then more of the links will point to articles, and the bot tasks will be easier (doing many at one time is easier and more reliable than running the same task many times).

The initial import is planned for early 2009 (by Chriswaterguy). Following that, there will be a lot of work to do in adapting the articles.

Steps[edit | edit source]

We should turn on the option to display images from Wikimedia Commons - importing the images is unnecessary work.

Work out a strategy for pages which have the same name as an existing Appropedia page (shouldn't be hard --Chriswaterguy 17:25, 15 December 2008 (UTC))

The pages need to be:

  • Imported (an admin can do this)
  • Tagged by bot with a template at the top noting the port is in process and asking for help.
  • Tagged by bot with an attribution template template at the top noting the port is in process and asking for help.
  • Common Wikipedia specific templates etc can be removed by bot.
  • Human editing can start:
  • a quick cull, removing sections not suitable for Appropedia,
  • fixing of links,
  • merge or split as needed.

Note: Adapting each article to Appropedia is a big job - allow 5-10 minutes for an initial cull, 30 min for a basic job, more if you want to do a better job.

Who?[edit | edit source]

You can help by adding categories below. After the import and the main bot tasks, you can help cull and edit the pages.

Pages and categories[edit | edit source]

Add relevant Wikipedia categories here - we can import all the pages from those categories (and remove ones that seem inappropriate). There is no need to use links in the titles:

  • Appropriate technology
  • Tropical diseases
  • Public health
  • Permaculture
  • Solar
  • Sustainability
  • Pests
  • Agriculture

topic categories - check the names of relevant Wikipedia categories and add them here:

  • ICT4D
  • XO-1
  • disaster management
  • emergency
  • survivalism
  • contingency
  • resilience
  • urban planning
  • shelter
  • architecture
  • foreign aid
  • international development
  • prosperity
  • green (environmentalism)
  • water
  • sanitation

Please add other important pages here:

  • wiki
  • Bacillus cereus
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