Wikipedia is an encyclopedia running on the same software as Appropedia. It was a pioneer in massive wikis, and in open knowledge.

Criteria[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has strict criteria for inclusion, in particular "notability" and "reliable sources". It is essential to remember that the importance of a topic is not the criteria that Wikipedia uses for inclusion, otherwise it would be bogged down in never-ending debates about what is important.

For more detail, see Wikipedia: Project: What Wikipedia is not.

Wikipedia and Appropedia complement each other[edit | edit source]

Appropedia is for a broader range of material, and happily accepts material that Wikipedia explicitly rejects, including:

  • Original research
  • Project writups
  • How-tos
  • Essays
  • Collaborations
  • Networking

Many articles are deleted from Wikipedia because they are unsuitable, even if they are worthwhile content. A number of valuable pages on Appropedia have been salvaged from Wikipedia. See these notes on checking deleted content for possibly relevant content to "transwiki" here.

Lessons from Wikipedia[edit | edit source]

  • A successful wiki project requires resources. Wikipedia (or rather, the Wikimedia Foundation), began with $10 million in seed funding, which was used to support the community, set directions, and develop the software. However, as this important pioneering work (including the development of MediaWiki as a proven, stable platform), more modest funding would be effective for newer projects.
  • The "one big wiki" model can work. Wikis on very narrow fields of knowledge are rarely successful.

Collaborations at Wikipedia[edit | edit source]

Some collaborations relevant to Appropedia's focus are:

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Discussion[View | Edit]

Other collaborations: possibly the wikiproject to which eg the wiki-articles surrounding integrated pest management,, ... form a part of. However, there are no tags so I'm not sure what exactly they attain to, if we could request this, ... we may be able to get another list of suitable editors KVDP 15:12, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

I placed the articles at wikiproject agriculture, then added this wikiproject here too

KVDP 15:22, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

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