User talk:John Cummings
Hi. If you believe there is a justification for adding links to YouTube videos in an article, it is a good idea to - at a bare minimum - ask first on the talk page, and give an explanation that includes evidence that the link does not run contrary to the WP:COPYVIOCITE policy (e.g., show that YOU are the person who produced the video, and hold copyright yourself, or some notice within the video that says it is not copyrighted material); WP policy specifically warns editors against adding links to YouTube. If everything checks out, and other editors support the inclusion, that's when you should go ahead - but not before. Peace,
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In an ideal world ... no, bear with your editor for just a minute ... there would be a format for scientific publishing online that was as much a standard as SI units are for the content. Likewise cataloguing publications would not be onerous, because part of the process would be to generate uniform metadata. Without claiming it could be the mythical free lunch, it might be reasonably be argued that sandwiches can be packaged much alike and have barcodes, whatever the fillings.
The best on offer, to stretch the metaphor, is the meal kit option, in the form of XML. Where scientific papers are delivered as XML downloads, you get all the ingredients ready to cook. But have to prepare the actual meal of slow food yourself. See Scholarly HTML for a recent pass at heading off XML with HTML, in other words in the native language of the Web.
The argument from real life is a traditional mixture of frictional forces, vested interests, and the classic irony of the principle of unripe time. On the other hand, discoverability actually diminishes with the prolific progress of science publishing. No, it really doesn't scale. Wikimedia as movement can do something in such cases. We know from open access, we grok the Web, we have our own horse in the HTML race, we have Wikidata and WikiJournal, and we have the chops to act.
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