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I've been spending the last couple night in Wiki land. My first stab was editing topography, and in the process I created some new pages, which I think some folks here would do better fleshing out.

The category topography itself needs some work in light of the article topography's edit.

In particular, the new Cartographic Relief Depiction page is a central hub to discuss various relief depiction techniques, most of which are pretty thin or non-existent. I note that "hill pictures" are not on this common page at all yet.

Last night I started a Map Companies category, and spent some time tying together exisiting pages and editing MapQuest and Langenscheidt pages. Again, the coverage is prtty spotty.

Anyway, if anyone feels like coming over and lending a hand...

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Very nice work.

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I've been thinking of signing up for Wikipedia too, there's a few areas where I can make a meaningful addition... You'll probabely see me appearing there pretty soon.

Just wondering, is there any sort of screening process? Prove of worthiness, that type of thing?
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I don't know exactly how the system works right now Hans (they've made some recent changes) but it's basically a community approval process. Just like here, I believe many articles have an informal or formal moderator, who may not need to "approve" changes, but may monitor the article for accuracy. When you go to a Wiki article, look at the "Discussion" tab for more information. You also may want to look here: http://en.wikipedia....t...l_(Editing)

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I've been thinking of signing up for Wikipedia too, there's a few areas where I can make a meaningful addition... You'll probabely see me appearing there pretty soon.

Just wondering, is there any sort of screening process? Prove of worthiness, that type of thing?


Nope, they just assume if you care enough to add content, you're good. This accounts for the, erm, variable quality. You can be blocked for vandalizing the site (and there is a fair amount of vandalizing that goes on).

Actually, you can edit anonlymously, but it's nicer to log in and that lets you keep track of articles you care about, carry on real debates, etc.

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Kudos (I like this term) to Nat for his efforts.
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