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Re: [pepysdiary] Site News: Hundreds of Wikipedia pages now included

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  • Terry Foreman
    Phil, Thanks for such an amazing labor of love! Terry
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 30, 2007
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      Phil,

      Thanks for such an amazing labor of love!

      Terry


      At 06:22 PM 12/30/2007 +0000, you wrote:
      >As I mentioned a couple of months ago
      ><http://www.pepysdiary.com/about/archive/2007/11/04/8018.php> I've
      >been adding Wikipedia content into the Encyclopedia pages. I've now
      >looked through the 2,797 Encyclopedia pages and 535 now feature
      >Wikipedia content.
      >
      >If you notice anything on these pages that looks obviously broken, do
      >let me know. Some things may be unavoidable, because the text and
      >HTML can change at any time without me knowing, but hopefully it
      >should mostly work.
      >
      >Also, if you come across a Wikipedia page that should be included on
      >a corresponding Pepys Encyclopedia page, do let me know. Here's a
      >rough guide to the rules of thumb I developed:
      >
      >* Places, particularly London streets and towns outside London, don't
      >feature Wikipedia content, even if it exists -- the Wikipedia content
      >usually focuses on modern-day information which doesn't seem very
      >relevant. Similarly with most food and drink.
      >
      >* I've checked almost all the people in the Encyclopedia, although I
      >soon realised that there was little point checking any women, as they
      >so rarely feature in Wikipedia from that time period. Titled men are
      >nearly always included of course!
      >
      >* I didn't check ships and taverns. Very few, if any, of these seemed
      >to feature in Wikipedia, so I ended up not bothering. Let me know if
      >you find any famous enough to have their own Wikipedia page.
      >
      >So there we go -- hopefully that will help us make sense of who
      >people are over the next few years.
      >
      ><http://www.pepysdiary.com/about/archive/2007/12/30/8170.php>
      >
      >
      >--
      >Phil Gyford
      >http://www.gyford.com/
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
    • Todd Bernhardt
      Indeed! What a fantastic resource you ve built, and community you ve enabled!
      Message 2 of 3 , Dec 30, 2007
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        Indeed! What a fantastic resource you've built, and community you've enabled!

        --- Terry Foreman <terry.foreman@...> wrote:

        > Phil,
        >
        > Thanks for such an amazing labor of love!
        >
        > Terry
        >
        >
        > At 06:22 PM 12/30/2007 +0000, you wrote:
        > >As I mentioned a couple of months ago
        > ><http://www.pepysdiary.com/about/archive/2007/11/04/8018.php> I've
        > >been adding Wikipedia content into the Encyclopedia pages. I've now
        > >looked through the 2,797 Encyclopedia pages and 535 now feature
        > >Wikipedia content.
        > >
        > >If you notice anything on these pages that looks obviously broken, do
        > >let me know. Some things may be unavoidable, because the text and
        > >HTML can change at any time without me knowing, but hopefully it
        > >should mostly work.
        > >
        > >Also, if you come across a Wikipedia page that should be included on
        > >a corresponding Pepys Encyclopedia page, do let me know. Here's a
        > >rough guide to the rules of thumb I developed:
        > >
        > >* Places, particularly London streets and towns outside London, don't
        > >feature Wikipedia content, even if it exists -- the Wikipedia content
        > >usually focuses on modern-day information which doesn't seem very
        > >relevant. Similarly with most food and drink.
        > >
        > >* I've checked almost all the people in the Encyclopedia, although I
        > >soon realised that there was little point checking any women, as they
        > >so rarely feature in Wikipedia from that time period. Titled men are
        > >nearly always included of course!
        > >
        > >* I didn't check ships and taverns. Very few, if any, of these seemed
        > >to feature in Wikipedia, so I ended up not bothering. Let me know if
        > >you find any famous enough to have their own Wikipedia page.
        > >
        > >So there we go -- hopefully that will help us make sense of who
        > >people are over the next few years.
        > >
        > ><http://www.pepysdiary.com/about/archive/2007/12/30/8170.php>
        > >
        > >
        > >--
        > >Phil Gyford
        > >http://www.gyford.com/
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >Yahoo! Groups Links
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        >
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