Should srwn be shut down as abandoned?

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Should srwn be shut down as abandoned?

Jon Davis-5
This might seem a little callous against our SR brethren, but SRWN is dead.  Take a look at Recent Changes http://sr.wikinews.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BD%D0%BE:RecentChanges - It is a serious fight to find anything happening that isn't a bot.  Yes, the article count is increasing, scarily so... but that is only because news is being copied wholesale from other sites.  In the end, 99.9% of their articles never get touched by a human.

Take a look at http://sr.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Hju_D%C5%BEekmen_i_Ali%C5%A1a_Silverston_u_komediji&action=history for example.  One bot uploads it, another fixes it... that's the entire wiki.

The real truth in death I think comes from the Wikimedia Stats page: http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikinews/EN/ChartsWikipediaSR.htm  - Take a look at the new reporters chart.  The last new reporter they had was in December.

Sure, it is great they have a lot of articles, gaining at the rate of about 100 a day... but wow can we even say that this project NPOV when all the stories are bot imported, and never touched by human hands?

Food for thought.
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Re: Should srwn be shut down as abandoned?

Terin Stock-2
I stand by Jon here, and seriously call into question the NPOV of this project. The articles are coming, more or less, copy and pasted from BETA OTS and VOA.

Let's be honest, if I came across this community, I wouldn't want to stick around much, let alone join it. Aside from two bots, there doesn't seem much to a community.

These are my, admittedly quick, thoughts.

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On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Jon Davis <[hidden email]> wrote:
This might seem a little callous against our SR brethren, but SRWN is dead.  Take a look at Recent Changes http://sr.wikinews.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BD%D0%BE:RecentChanges - It is a serious fight to find anything happening that isn't a bot.  Yes, the article count is increasing, scarily so... but that is only because news is being copied wholesale from other sites.  In the end, 99.9% of their articles never get touched by a human.

Take a look at http://sr.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Hju_D%C5%BEekmen_i_Ali%C5%A1a_Silverston_u_komediji&action=history for example.  One bot uploads it, another fixes it... that's the entire wiki.

The real truth in death I think comes from the Wikimedia Stats page: http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikinews/EN/ChartsWikipediaSR.htm  - Take a look at the new reporters chart.  The last new reporter they had was in December.

Sure, it is great they have a lot of articles, gaining at the rate of about 100 a day... but wow can we even say that this project NPOV when all the stories are bot imported, and never touched by human hands?

Food for thought.
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Jon
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