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

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  • Todd Bernhardt
    Indeed! What a fantastic resource you ve built, and community you ve enabled!
    Message 1 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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      >
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