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Re: enhanced wikipedia page

by
Landis Arnold
- 27/01/2018 20:38:23
Dropping back into this.  Seemed there was another start on this a few years back now.  Is there a start page now.  I'd like to follow and help as I may be able.

Long time user.

Landis Arnold
Boulder Colo.


From: Xavier Brochard <zeroheure@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:17 AM
To: Contributors
Subject: Re: enhanced wikipedia page

I'm ok. Let's start!
I suggest we use your draft, it is far neutral than mine..

I will add references from the various Odoo books.

Xavier

Le samedi 27 janvier 2018, 13:53:54 CET Tom Blauwendraat a écrit :

> Hi all,

> 

> I think Eric's suggestion is very good for the long term, but:

> 1) Currently we don't even have a Wikipedia page, I think at least a small

> one is possible with the references we can muster now

> 2) Other Wikipedia pages eg. the one from Apache Foundation don't use any

> references to mainstream media, most are references to documents they host

> themselves. So I think Wikipedia is trying to uphold a higher standard for

> new articles as compared to articles that are already there.

> 

> My proposal is to change strategy: we submit a very small (one or two

> sentences/paragraphs) basic article with the few solid references we have

> (books, OCA charter) etc.

> Then, when it gets accepted, we slowly add sentences, one by one, on it. So

> it will be managable for the volunteers, like, just do one sentence when

> you feel you have the energy... plus it's not that demotivating to see your

> whole text rejected as a whole.

> 

> I would be willing to submit the first sentence - Xavier maybe after that

> you can add the second? Any other willing to help?

> 

> Tom

> 

> On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 2:16 PM, Xavier Brochard <zeroheure@gmail.com>

> 

> wrote:

> > I would like to help about writing general presentation. I already do that

> > in french to introduce OCA to friends. It will also help me to understand

> > what OCA do which is not allways clear from  website.

> > 

> > Regards

> > Xavier Brochard

> > (Please CC me as I'm not an OCA member)

> > 

> > Le 13 janvier 2018, Elico Corp, Eric Caudal has writed :

> > > Hi,

> > > This is something that we need to fix at board level with better

> > > coordinated> 

> > PR actions.

> > 

> > > We have hired a new General Secretary (Rebecca Gellatly) to help the

> > > board

> > 

> > in the daily tasks and this might be a good opportunity to start spreading

> > the good word.

> > 

> > > We should write articles (as neutral as possible) that we should propose

> > > to

> > 

> > Internet magazines.

> > 

> > > I do not want to hijack roles (Daniel Reis and Dave Lasley are

> > > responsible

> > 

> > of marketing and Communication) but it wouldnot hurt if some volunteers

> > could write general presentation (like the one for Wikipedia) or

> > dedicated article and others to list potential general magazines or

> > expert reviews where we could post them.

> > 

> > > It will take probably a year or 2 before we get a "reputation" on the

> > 

> > Internet so that we can safely post on Wikipedia.

> > 

> > > Your thoughts?

> > > --

> > > Eric Caudal [Founder and CEO]

> > > 

> > > Le vendredi 12 janvier 2018, 18:03:19 CET Tom Blauwendraat a écrit :

> > > There seem to be really few sources available, so that's an issue.

> > > 

> > > I do think we can refer to newspaper articles in other languages though

> > > -

> > > so maybe there has been some coverage in Belgian, French, Spanish or

> > > Dutch

> > > newspapers?

> > > Also perhaps we can refer to the Odoo books, if OCA is mentioned in

> > > them.

> > > Books are reputable sources of information.

> > > 

> > > Tom

> > > 

> > > 

> > > 

> > > On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:32 PM, Xavier Brochard <zeroheure@gmail.com>

> > > 

> > > wrote:

> > > > The draft was rejected again by Wikipedia (Tom's improvement were not

> > > > yet

> > > > on wikipedia). The main reason is notability and reference.

> > > > The reviewer left me this additional comment :

> > > > "References to blogs and niche online sources do not constitute

> > > > widespread

> > > > media coverage."

> > > > So we need better references. I have some from CNET and ZDNET but in

> > > > french

> > > > only.

> > > > 

> > > > Xavier


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