- I know I must be an important editor,
- they gave me my own secretary!
What should be your Article score?
According to the Wikipedia Survey overview, UnU-Merit Collaborative Creativity Group (March 2010), p. 7: the largest percentage of readers in the study group (37.25%) have a secondary education. The next largest group (25.23%) has a tertiary-undergraduate education, the third largest group (17.24%) has tertiary-Masters educational level and the fourth group (12.08%) has a primary education level only. Those with PhDs comprised only 2.26% while a group identified as "other" comprised the remaining 5.93%.
This means that 49.33% of readers have a high school or less educational level while 44.73% are identified as having a college education of from 1-8 years. As numerous readability studies have shown, the latter group can easily read at the target 8th-9th grade reading level as can most of the former group. As a result, a Flesch–Kincaid readability score of from 60-70 (8th-9th grade level) is the ideal for English Wikipedia articles in general. Certainly the most technical articles on Wikipedia would of necessity be written at a more difficult level with a correspondingly lower expected readership due to subject matter. But the vast majority of articles should ideally be written so as to score 60-70 on the Flesch–Kincaid scale.
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Quotes from some very wise men
- 'To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes
the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and
abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
"Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- --British historian, Lord Acton (1834-1902)
'"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
- Do not allow evil to triumph. Do not do sit by and do nothing. Stand up ..." '
- '-- Edmund Burke
''"Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
"Who knows himself a braggart,
Let him fear this, for it will come to pass
that every braggart shall be found an ass."