I’m a bit of a wikipedia junkie. Is there a reason that Cardano / ADA, IOHK, Emurgo etc. don’t have a presence on wikipedia? Seems like a good place for the general public to get an overview of a particular topic.
Bitcoin has masses of info.
This is my first forum post. Should I throw something together and become a wikipedia contributor too?
Hi mate @Elurevad and welcome to the forum!
Early 2018, several of us tried to start a wikipedia page, then we ran into some difficulties to publish content, especially by one of the Wikipedia administrator ( or validator I don’t remember the exact term) who was a bit zealous in suppressing our content to say the least -, but surprisingly the page appears to not exist anymore? @RobJF Do you know anything about that?
Just so you know, there is also a Cardano Wiki https://cardanowiki.info/wiki/Main_Page but of course it is not as popular as a proper Wikipedia Page. You’re more than welcome to contribute anytime!
Not heard anything since one of the community managers, don’t remember which one, some months ago, said they were looking at getting third party WP specialists to help produce content that would be acceptable to the WP editors. The big problem has always been that anyone with any Cardano connection, including just hodling, is seen as biased. Also, they don’t like people with little/no WP history contributing.
Please be very careful.
Some of us have invested quite a lot of time and efforts to write content, and argue with wikipedia admins.
As anyone can contribute, it happened multiple times that the generally crypto-skeptical wiki admins saw some new and over-motivated (hype, speculative, …) content, and then deleted the whole article.
If you are seriously interested, and have some Wiki experience I’m happy to bring you on contact with other wiki authors…
I/we are trying to get a Cardano Wikipedia page live, but haven’t succeeded so far.
Some Wikipedia admins are not so fond of the crypto scene because others have used it for promotion and did not (fully) comply to the neutral rules of Wikipedia. Now some are very strict on the (multi interpretable) Wikipedia rules like: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources
If someone has suggestions on articles from ‘reliable’ sources, please post them.
How bloody ridiculous. So if there is a real thing that exists in the world, Wikipedia only want to know about it if a reliable source has written about it. So much for being an open source of knowledge.
Maybe the Cardano Foundation should donate 50,000 ADA to Wikipedia (they regularly have browser popups asking for donations) and they would soon realise that the Cardano blockchain is a real thing when they go to access the funds.
The relationship between the Wikipedia Foundation and its editors is similar to the relationship between CF and us. The editors are volunteers who believe in the principles and would in no way be influenced by donations to the WF.