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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for History of Wikipedia:
  • Expand lead section, should really be two or three paragraphs at least
  • Re-structure it: all the old stuff is in named sections, stuff from the "middle" of the history is in sections numbered by year, and the newer stuff is... not really there at all. Done?
  • Fill in what's missing – more than that must have happened in 2006!
  • review each area for changes regularly (eg: major policy development, major changes elsewhere in the community, wikimedia fouhdation, sister projects and landmarks, software and server farms, controversies and impact in the world)
  • Eliminate self-references in the form of direct links to project pages
  • Eliminate unnecessary detailed dates and consider prose form in some areas.
  • Cite as many things as possible
  • Coordinate with m:Wikipedia timeline

Disputed edit[edit]

This edit was made by User:Peter Damian, reverted by User:Francis Schonken with the edit summary, "the story line in these sections is "what happened", not "who did it", e.g. who registered the domain names not mentioned.", restored by User:Vejvančický with the edit summary, "restored a more detailed and informative revision, the restored content is verifiable by many sources i.e. at G-Books - please discuss at the talk page instead of reverting.", and reverted by User:Schonken with the edit summary, "again, story line is: what happened, not who did it, e.g. not mentioned who registered the domain names."

The disputed edit deletes

In January 2001, Wikipedia began as a side-project of Nupedia, to allow collaboration on articles prior to entering the peer-review process.<ref>{{cite news |author=[[Larry Sanger]] |title=Let's make a wiki |date=10 January 2001 |work=Nupedia-l mailing list| publisher=Internet Archive|url= |archiveurl = |archivedate = 14 April 2003}}</ref>

replacing it with

In January 2001, Sanger was introduced to the concept of a wiki by extreme programming enthusiast Ben Kovitz after explaining to Kovitz the slow pace of growth Nupedia endured as a result of its onerous submission process.<ref name="am 2006 p91"/> Kovitz suggested that adopting the wiki model would allow editors to contribute simultaneously and incrementally throughout the project, thus breaking Nupedia's bottleneck.<ref name="am 2006 p91"/> Sanger was excited about the idea, and after he proposed it to Wales, they created the first Nupedia wiki on January 10, 2001.<ref name="am 2006 p91"/><ref>{{cite news |author=[[Larry Sanger]] |title=Let's make a wiki |date=10 January 2001 |work=Nupedia-l mailing list| publisher=Internet Archive|url= |archiveurl = |archivedate = 14 April 2003}}</ref>

and adds

The wiki was initially intended as a collaborative project for the public to write articles that would then be reviewed for publication by Nupedia's expert volunteers. The majority of Nupedia's experts, however, wanted nothing to do with this project, fearing that mixing amateur content with professionally researched and edited material would compromise the integrity of Nupedia's information and damage the credibility of the encyclopedia.<ref name=signon/>

The first part of this edit does personalise the history a bit more than the earlier version. I'm still deciding whether this is a good thing. Meanwhile, Peter, can you clarify what sources are represented by "am2006" and "signon", please? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 23:54, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Not enough time this week. I wonder if it's that important? Peter Damian (talk) 20:33, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
am 2006 is The Atlantic Monthly, September 2006, p. 91; signon is Jonathan Sidener, "Everyone's encyclopedia", Peter Damian (talk) 20:34, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

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