02 December 2007


Veropedia “is a collaborative effort by a group of Wikipedians to collect the best of Wikipedia’s content, clean it up, vet it, and save it for all time. These articles are stable and cannot be edited.” It is not competing with Wikipedia—they “prefer to think of [themselves] as a meta-layer, highlighting the best that Wikipedia has to offer.” There are two types of links, green (already verified) and blue (not verified, directing you back to Wikipedia). It contains over 4500 articles there now. Very interesting.

URL: http://veropedia.com/

1 comment:

Nihiltres said...

One of the most interesting things about this for those doubtful of Wikipedia's reliability is that most of the articles uploaded are merely polished before being vetted, and further, that all the cleaning up, editing (in the traditional sense of the word) and vetting is done on Wikipedia (by Veropedia contributors, who are a subset of the most elite Wikipedians), and often only minor fixes are needed, to improve the style and prose.

I'm somewhat skeptical of it despite being a member - the exclusiveness of it as an organization is a harsh contrast to Wikipedia. Hopefully Wikipedia will eventually enable its own quality flagging system (currently being developed and tested), which would allow simultaneous openness and reliability.