Opened 21 months ago

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#27668 new task

Wikipedia wants more attention

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There's probably more to do, but these stubs are a starting point:

(was not sure if Webpages are a better place, if you don't like to have it, feel free to move :)

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comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by atagar

Hi traumschule, I'd suggest being careful. Wikipedia has made it pretty clear in the past that they don't want us to take a hand in maintaining tor related pages. Roger has had frustrations on this front, and my account got banned when I corrected links for one of my projects...

Personally I'm still pissed with that Alexf guy. Eventually by serendipity I crossed paths with a couple other (much friendlier) Wikipedia admins at a tech meetup that unblocked my account but cautioned me that we should only leave notes on the talk pages - not directly edit pages ourselves.

To their credit they've been phenomenally responsive when we do that. For example...

What kind of 'more attention' did you have in mind? Seems to me they've pretty clearly told us to generally stay away. :)

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by traumschule

at least i was thinking of #27669

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by traumschule

Some suggestions from the list. It's generally good to prepare changes with references to a credible source (not our pages) and get in contact at #wikipedia when in doubt.

I recently reviewed the English Tor Wikipedia page as per our conversation at the last meeting. All and all, it was accurate; there were probably some parts that were understated and others that were overstated, but there was nothing too glaring. I'm not sure who will be dealing with the changes, but I can chat with them as well if further information is needed.
I did have a few suggestions, though they mostly pertain to formatting and elaborating on existing content:

  1. 'Tor Browser' header could use a more concise explanation and feature list
  2. 'Third party applications' subheader could use some loving as you can see
  3. 'Levels of Security' header - why is this a million miles below the browser section? Could use revisions as well
  4. 'Tor Messenger' bar should be removed - as it's no longer current or reccomended, it would be better to not showcase it any longer.

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by alison

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atagar is right. people who are officially part of projects are not supposed to be the ones maintaining the wikipedia pages for things. if a member of the wider community wants to work on this, that would be awesome.

comment:5 Changed 19 months ago by alison

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