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Article Collaboration and Improvement DriveThis article was on the Article Collaboration and Improvement Drive for the week of July 3, 2005.

Improvement Drive[edit]

AlMac [1] offered [2] these ideas:--Fenice 3 July 2005 19:03 (UTC)
I agree this article is both worth while and could stand some help.

  • Gov agencies that support / promote trade
  • Global organizations that manage disputes
    • WTO
  • Recent growth
    • Bans on some products / services / content / standards
      • some of this due to protectionism
    • Areas of major change in recent years
      • Customs and Cross-Border Complexity
        • Anti-Terrorism efforts increased this
        • Example of before ... language of shipper, recipient, territory that shipment crosses needs to have paperwork understandable to their officials
      • Globalization
      • Free Trade and Free Trade Zones
      • Tax Challenges
        • e.g. nation with VAT trades with nation that has a different system of taxation (not VAT)
      • Outsourcing
      • Missionary work with human rights
      • Culture clashes for Multi-Nationals

AlMac More[edit]

  • Some day I will learn how to do redirects so that people, who I pointed to url of where I used to have stuff, will end up where I have since moved the stuff, some of it several times.
  • Look at what links to the main Trade article, then check next 50 ... note that the links are not in any kind of meaningful sequence after the first page. AlMac 4 July 2005 21:06 (UTC)
  • I added some more topic ideas on my [3] Talk Page AlMac 3 July 2005 19:33 (UTC)
  • I moved my thoughts on Trade to a separate AlMac/Trade page which I then grew from about 4 pages of some 20 sub-topics to about 7 pages of some 33 sub-topics. I added some stub topics with most of the expansion in my sense of what's important in the History of trade AlMac 4 July 2005 22:24 (UTC)
  • I placed brackets around topics that I thought might already exist. Some may not have right upper lower case or plural spelling, but hopefully my thoughts also give ideas to others to explore further.
  • See this explanation of Graphics on Steroids to help navigate some topic.

AlMac 3 July 2005 20:05 (UTC)


Aren't the two history sections redundant? — RJH 5 July 2005 22:17 (UTC)

Thanks, you quite right. I fixed that, in my above thoughts what might belong in the Trade article. AlMac 5 July 2005 22:37 (UTC)

Your are right, one history section would be enough.--Fenice 6 July 2005 04:46 (UTC)

  • Looks better now, thanks. — RJH 9 July 2005 17:37 (UTC)

Structure Thoughts[edit]

In the main Trade article

  • Do various references / see also belone one place, near end of whole article?
    • or is it appropriate to have such stuff within various branches of the general outline ... I thinking some entries would end up duplicated ... more clarity if merge at end
  • Should History of Trade be positioned before International Trade?
  • Should History within International be merged into the overall History?
  • Should Organization (spelling vs Organisation?) of Trade be a sub-section of History of Trade (after Money Development)? AlMac 6 July 2005 05:15 (UTC)
References usually go at the end, above external links. Notes section before references. I think we should start the outline with the history section. The two history sections should be merged. Concerning the spelling: I am neutral. The official policy is that if an article concerns the UK it is in British English, if it is an American subject, then American spelling is applicable. Since this is neither, I am not sure.--Fenice 6 July 2005 18:10 (UTC)

Growing Expertise[edit]

AlMac/Growing Expertise is another of my ideas. I am thinking in the Reference section at the end, not just where to go for more info, but where to go for self-education in this subject. AlMac 6 July 2005 18:37 (UTC)

Sometimes articles have another section, after references: further reading, that is pretty much what you are describing.--Fenice 6 July 2005 18:56 (UTC)