WikiAlpha talk:WikiAlpha is not Wikipedia

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Legal topics?

When I first read this;

WikiAlpha has no notability requirements, and accepts articles on all legal topics including news...

I initially thought it meant "legal topics" (i.e., court cases, lawyer briefs, supreme court decisions) as opposed to "topics that are legal". Maybe it would be helpful to rewrite that section to clarify it. Web (talk) 09:45, 26 July 2011 (MSD)

Good idea :) Govind (talk) 15:26, 26 July 2011 (MSD)
I take in "legal" means nothing stolen can be placed on Wikipedia, like stolen copywritten source code, government secret documents, emails hacked from private individuals, etc? Mathewignash (talk) 17:30, 26 July 2011 (MSD)
I think you're right, Mathewignash. Web (talk) 05:37, 28 July 2011 (MSD)

Encyclopedia or dictionary?

Obviously jokers will try to push the limits of non-notability, for instance 2048 (number). I'm not sure if or how that article should be addressed, you could just leave it be. Another ideas is to delete it because it's not really encyclopedic, it's more of a dictionary definition. Wikialpha is an Encyclopedia, not a dictionary. Another possibility is it move the article to Atari 2600, since the only reference on the page concerns it. Mathewignash (talk) 17:33, 26 July 2011 (MSD)

It's not a joke. I figured you guys could use an article on something other than Transformers characters, and 2048 was the smallest power of two not to have a Wikipedia article, presumably because of Wikipedia's notability policy on numbers. Wikipedia has articles on 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 512 and 1024, but not 2048. But if mathematical topics aren't welcome here, that's fine. I'm sure there's a niche for a Transformers-only wiki. (talk) 19:24, 26 July 2011 (MSD)
Honestly, you are amusing, I just figured I'd bring up the subject of dictionary vs. encyclopedia. Most likely the owners of Wikialpha will keep the article because it's one more article from one more author to addd to the count. I wonder if someone can out-non-notable you? Mathewignash (talk) 19:37, 26 July 2011 (MSD)
I dunno, is this a serious encyclopedia article? Discuss. (talk) 19:44, 26 July 2011 (MSD)
Maybe I'm just jealous you out-non-notabled me with my article about a comic book villain who appeared in one issue of a comic, that was a convention exclusive comic book that had a very limited run. Toxitron Anyways, I'm just about done moving over all the articles on Transformers that were deleted from Wikipedia. I planned to start going through the articles on other subjects next so we get some variation of articles here. Mathewignash (talk) 20:04, 26 July 2011 (MSD)
Variation is good. It will be interesting to see what mix of topics comes about. (talk) 20:26, 26 July 2011 (MSD)
Hey guys. Numbers articles are fine as long as they provide some value to the reader. If you make a page "587483", with text "587483 is a number" then that would qualify for deletion on WikiAlpha for being of little or no value to any reader. Richard (talk) 01:51, 27 July 2011 (MSD)
I think, "the more, the merrier". I'm very happy that Mathewignash has done all that work on the transformer articles and that has joined us. I'm also thankful for all the hard work of Richard and Govind for setting up this safe haven and keeping it running. Web (talk) 05:47, 28 July 2011 (MSD)
I would like to make WikiAlpha into Wikipedia. It is an open encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Thanks. CityOfSilver 06:00, 3 July 2017 (UTC)