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Rer: inter wiki project Edit
Hi! Regarding your inter wiki project, you should probably bring it to the attention of either User:Tangerineduel or User:CzechOut, as they are among the most senior admins and usually are the ones to make decisions on these kinds of things. Thanks! Shambala108 ☎ 01:52, July 12, 2015 (UTC)
- I'm a little confused about what you actually want. Wikia Community Central is the wiki that's specifically for people from various wikis to come together to ask questions about wikis themselves and to sort out general wiki information.
- A lot of the questions in the category you linked to can be answered by just linking to the article which is the subject of said question. Again, I'm not sure if you're asking us to participate on your wiki and answer those questions? I'm just a little puzzled.
- Wikianswers itself has been around for a while and seems to have some success. I've even made one or two edits on Wikianswers.
- I am against compelling our contributors to edit and contribute to other wikis. People contribute or edit to wikis that they like editing on, and I don't wish to push them elsewhere if they don't want to.
- As I've said I've edited one or two questions on wikianswers and I found the experience...frustrating. Mostly because I thought an overwhelming majority of the series-based questions, be they Doctor Who, Star Trek, Babylon 5 or Buffy questions could have had their question answered just as easily, and likely faster by visiting the wikias for those subjects. Other questions I came across, specifically mathematics and physics related questions are more suited to a site like WolframAlpha than a wikia sort of arrangement.
- From looking through the wikianswers wiki it looks like this might actually help. I know the wiki wants to be place to answer all questions anyone has. But when I want an answer like that I go to Wikipedia. When I want in-depth or in-universe information I go to a wikia which specialises in that topic. If I want a 'which one is best' sort of question answered I go to a forum, blog or similar site specialising in said topic where there's users who have experience with the product/topic.
- Wikias work well because they're specialist wikis focusing on a universe, subject or area. My concern with Wikianswers is that it's an extremely large focus, being a wiki anyone can ask practically any question. It is possible that if every editor on this wiki answered just the Doctor Who questions on Wikianswers you may get them all answered. But none would have satisfactory amount of information that the articles here have.
- I think the only way to make Wikianswers a place where questions could satisfactorily be answered is to redirect, direct or forward questioners towards Wikipedia, Wikias and sites like WolframAlpha. That would then leave you with questions that can't be answered via those sites and allow for better research and answering of questions in a satisfactory manner. --Tangerineduel / talk 16:14, July 12, 2015 (UTC)