Thursday, July 16, 2009

wiki - thing 18

I viewed several of the wiki sites linked to Wikipedia. My favorite is the wikisource, the free content library. I was amazed at the amount of literature available and the fact that individuals can edit it. Looking at the history of “Around the world in 80 days” by Jules Verne shows how detailed some people are. Many of the changes were formatting only. The best line I found was under the discussion tab at the very bottom of the page, under notes:
“Please note:
If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly or redistributed by others, do not submit it. “
That is so true of most things on the Internet!

I also searched wikipedia for Dewey Decimal and found some information. But it is posted that they are looking for citations for verifications. And they warn that "unsourced articles may be challenged or removed." This tells me that someone is watching what is posted.

Creating Wiki pages was fun. I just had a few problems when the page did not create when expected or it was created somewhere else – sorry if it shows up in someone else’s pages. Good luck, Jeff keeping all of us in line!

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