[Wikimedia-l] A new Wikipedia fork: InfoGalactic

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] A new Wikipedia fork: InfoGalactic

Gergő Tisza
On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 11:13 AM, David Gerard <[hidden email]> wrote:

> "INFOGALACTIC: an online encyclopedia without bias or thought police"
> Home page: http://infogalactic.com/info/Main_Page
> Announcement: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/10/project-big-fork-
> infogalactic.html
> Roadmap: http://infogalactic.com/info/Infogalactic:Roadmap

In case you don't want to read their (somewhat pretentious) introductory
material, in a nutshell, they focus on US politics (ie. they are mainly
concerned about what bias articles have on a scale ranging from radical
left to radical right), and are trying to create a wiki where different
viewpoints can coexist so editors have no reason to fight edit wars (like
Wikinfo tried in ages past, except they want to take a more software-driven
approach). They want to break up articles into separate parts depending on
how bias-prone they are (pure facts, context, opinions) and use editors'
self-assessment of political POV to show them the page revision just after
the last edit from someone with the same POV.

So far, they don't actually seem to be doing any of that; it's just a copy
of Wikipedia content with people doing random changes in it.
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