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| logo = [[File:WikiAlpha logo.png|frameless|150px]]
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| url = http://wikialpha.org
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| slogan = The Open Encyclopedia
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| type = [[Wiki]]
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| languages = English
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| registration = Required for editing
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| launch date = 19 June 2011
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| commercial = No
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| current status = Active
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'''WikiAlpha''' is an [[open content|open encyclopedia]], [[journal]] and [[news source]] anyone can contribute to. WikiAlpha was launched on 19 June 2011.
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==Motivation==
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The rise of [[Wikipedia]]'s aggressive deletion policies particularly regarding 'non-notable' topics and articles published by Wikipedia newbies has been one of the primary motivations for creating WikiAlpha. The creators [[User:Richard]] and [[User:Govind]] feel that Wikipedia no longer serves the public interest as an encyclopedia that 'anyone can edit.' Seeking to expand on the concept of a publicly modifiable real-time publication, we have created WikiAlpha to serve this need.
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==Approaching editors with AfDs on Wikipedia==
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WikiAlpha actively searches out Wikipedia editors who are having their articles deleted and (if possible) retrieves their article and posts it on WikiAlpha, sending its creator a message telling them this.
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==Reception==
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The [[moonbase2]] podcast for 5 June 2013 mentioned WikiAlpha's coverage of [[third-party Transformer]]s in a positive light.<REF>{{Cite podcast | url = http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-245| title = moonbase2| website =http://moonbase2.libsyn.com | publisher =moonbase2 | host =Andy Millman | date = June 5th, 2013}}</REF>
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==References==
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[[Category:Alternative websites]]
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[[Category:Social information processing]]
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[[Category:Wiki encyclopedias]]
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Revision as of 20:38, 8 July 2021

WikiAlpha
WikiAlpha logo.png
URL http://wikialpha.org
Slogan The Open Encyclopedia
Commercial? No
Type of site Wiki
Registration Required for editing
Available in English
Launched 19 June 2011
Current status Active


WikiAlpha is an open encyclopedia, journal and news source anyone can contribute to. WikiAlpha was launched on 19 June 2011.

Motivation

The rise of Wikipedia's aggressive deletion policies particularly regarding 'non-notable' topics and articles published by Wikipedia newbies has been one of the primary motivations for creating WikiAlpha. The creators User:Richard and User:Govind feel that Wikipedia no longer serves the public interest as an encyclopedia that 'anyone can edit.' Seeking to expand on the concept of a publicly modifiable real-time publication, we have created WikiAlpha to serve this need.

Approaching editors with AfDs on Wikipedia

WikiAlpha actively searches out Wikipedia editors who are having their articles deleted and (if possible) retrieves their article and posts it on WikiAlpha, sending its creator a message telling them this.

Reception

The moonbase2 podcast for 5 June 2013 mentioned WikiAlpha's coverage of third-party Transformers in a positive light.[1]

References

  1. Andy Millman (June 5th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-245. 

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