Please comment on the proposed changes on the discussion page.
As I see it, the wiki has been neglected and become full of out of date or simply incorrect information and a lot of the articles show some degree of bias. I don't propose we be as aggressive towards bias as the Wikipedia is for example, it is important to try and eliminate a lot of the needless bias.
So, how are we to fix it? As detailed below, one thing everybody can help out with is simply rewriting and reorganising articles which are poorly written or set out. Articles should follow a standard layout depending on what they are about. It'd also be nice if everybody could check their spelling first (I know a lot of the regular editors spend a lot of time fixing up small errors in formatting or spelling).
Next is a major problem in my opinion - lists. The GP2X community seems to love making them, but hate keeping them up to date. This has resulted in loads of emulator compatibility lists which are totally wrong. They are also purely subjective as they are, and I believe they should be removed. This is less of an issue currently as we've been aggressively combating the problem.
I'm also going to be holding a monthly vote to decide the featured application: see the appropriate discussion page for more information.
Ideally, we should be aiming for perfection on the wiki, but just cleaning up is the main priority.
Any comments/objections/complains are appreciated. It'll be a long job, but it should make a world of difference. Orkie 03:59, 22 August 2007 (PDT)
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- Updating of existing articles
- Replacing out of date information
- Keeping the software, and emulator page up to date
- Improving the quality of articles in the wiki
- Checking over style of writing - 3rd person, correct grammar and informative style.
- Having a NPOV all the way throughout the wiki
- Eventually, adding more articles
The ultimate goal of the cleanup is mostly to make it more friendly for users and developers alike - to make it easier to use and to make it easier for people to find out quickly what they want to know - newbies and experts alike.
If you see any vandalism/spamming of pages, please revert it and report the spammer on the Talk:Spammers page.