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== Babelfish: Leave a message ==
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Thanks for all your contributions! How are you finding H+Pedia? :) [[User:Deku-shrub|Deku-shrub]] ([[User talk:Deku-shrub|talk]]) 15:20, 6 March 2018 (CST)
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:Great, thanks. [[David_Pearce|David]] recommended the site. I like your open, inclusionist culture—you aren't gripped by the absurd deletionism of some Wikipedians, a sharp contrast to the pervasive infighting that comes up there sometimes.
Merge complete! Thanks. – [[User:Babelfish|Babelfish]] ([[User talk:Babelfish|talk]]) 17:45, 4 August 2018 (CDT)
:I've left a few scattered questions laying around ([[Talk:Main_Page|Talk:Manual_of_Style]] and [[Talk:Main_Page|Talk:Effective_Altruists]]), and this uploaded file ([[:File:Planetary_3.jpg]]) can be deleted as a duplicate of [[:File:Planetary.jpg]]. I couldn't get the [[Widget:Twitter_Follow_Button|Widget:Twitter_Follow_Button]] to work, and I was wondering about templates, but these are just minor questions along the way. Thanks again for your many contributions. I'll let you know if I need any help!
:Cheers, [[User:Babelfish|Babelfish]] ([[User talk:Babelfish|talk]]) 19:52, 6 March 2018 (CST)
:<blockquote>'''“''' Wikipedia began to look more like ''Mad Max'' than anything else. Since no one was in charge, roving gangs formed to impose their edits and bully anyone who got in their way. The rules became so arcane that they could only be used—selectively—to win an "edit war": the winner would always be who knew the minutia of wiki rules and where the hidden dust bins were, not who had made the right edit. The NPOV tag was horribly abused by self-aggrandizing (male) wiki-weenies who scored ego points by imposing their own point of view as transcendentally neutral ... '''”'''</blockquote>
:: Glad to have another experienced Wikipedian and (presumably) transhumanist on board! Whether [[Wikipedia]] is dominated by deletionists is an interesting debate in itself. One thing I did note early in the project is that senior Wikipedian [http://wikipediawehaveaproblem.com/2017/06/david-gerard-versus-cryptocurrency-a-peak-into-an-emerging-wiki-war/ David Gerard] wields considerable influence on Wikipedia and [[RationalWiki]] playing down transhumanism, following a long spell growing to hate the Rationalist community's advocacy on [[Less Wrong]]. Still, he [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RulesLawyer plays by the rules] and there is a seemingly unending supply of enthusiastic futurists (many [[Zoltan Istvan]] supporters) who will try and play-up the notability of transhumanism to transhumanism's potential, rather than to agreed standards of notability. To this end, there had to be a separate transhumanist wiki. I'm currently engaging with a major piece of consultation with [[Natasha Vita-More]] which has moved to the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/hpluspedia mailing list] so I suggest you join if you're interested in high level site strategy.
:: On more day-to-day areas, well the [[Community Portal]] is meant to be an overview of tasks, I hope it's up to date. As volunteer to the site, what is most important to me is your quantity of additions, improvements and refinements, or your ability to attract further contributors. I want to build H+Pedia so that it's more often [[About_H%2BPedia#In_the_news|in the news]], that contributors use this is as a platform for their own research and involvement in the transhumanist community, and that it becomes more broadly known as 'the' wiki for transhumanism, in the way RationalWiki is for the skeptics, Wookipedia is for Star Wars, TV Tropes is for media and specific sites on Wikia are for various TV fandoms. I want transhumanists to check out H+Pedia first before buying into everything that comes out of [[futurism.com]] or singularityhub and more often be techno-realists rather than [[techno-utopian]]s. I want transhumanism to [https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/roars/article/view/9139 shape the conversation] about technology in the public as well as private sphere. I want a lot. [[User:Deku-shrub|Deku-shrub]] ([[User talk:Deku-shrub|talk]]) 15:52, 7 March 2018 (CST)
:: > I couldn't get the Widget:Twitter_Follow_Button to work
:: [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:Widgets It has broken] since the the upgrade a couple of weeks ago! I may need to pay a PHP dev (in money or beer) to get this one fixed :( [[User:Deku-shrub|Deku-shrub]] ([[User talk:Deku-shrub|talk]]) 15:54, 7 March 2018 (CST)
::: I fixed it! [[User:Deku-shrub|Deku-shrub]] ([[User talk:Deku-shrub|talk]]) 16:41, 7 March 2018 (CST)
== Talk page edits? ==
Whats with the various ': ' talk page edits? [[User:Deku-shrub|Deku-shrub]] ([[User talk:Deku-shrub|talk]]) 18:27, 24 March 2018 (CDT)
:Simply initializing the Talk page so the average visitor is presented with fewer red links, which can be distracting. Let me know if you prefer something else. Cheers, – [[User:Babelfish|Babelfish]] ([[User talk:Babelfish|talk]]) 01:28, 25 March 2018 (CDT)
:: But why? If I wanted all red talk pages blue I'd create a bot or something - what does this add? [[User:Deku-shrub|Deku-shrub]] ([[User talk:Deku-shrub|talk]]) 06:37, 25 March 2018 (CDT)
::: It's quite simply a matter of aesthetics and personal preference: when I go to the trouble of creating a page, I also tend to initialize the Talk page before it feels like the page is &#8220;complete.&#8221; It's no more consequential than dotting one's ''i''&#8217;s or crossing one's ''t''&#8217;s. Redlinks can be a distraction and an eyesore, so I try to minimize their frequency—distraction being the very rationale for their appearance. If I knew how to do it myself, and with no objections, I'd create a bot to do the job automatically. Let me know if you prefer an alternative. Cheers, – [[User:Babelfish|Babelfish]] ([[User talk:Babelfish|talk]]) 11:57, 25 March 2018 (CDT)
:::: I don't agree. Blue links which go no where are distracting. What I do when I complete a major page is add comments about how I created the page, e.g. what sources and to what end, suggest areas for integration and wider development and any other links that might need integrating in the future. [[User:Deku-shrub|Deku-shrub]] ([[User talk:Deku-shrub|talk]]) 13:07, 25 March 2018 (CDT)
::::: I agree that's optimal—I'll start doing it that way going forward. [[User:Babelfish|Babelfish]] ([[User talk:Babelfish|talk]]) 13:17, 25 March 2018 (CDT)

Latest revision as of 21:31, 12 June 2019


Merge complete! Thanks. – Babelfish (talk) 17:45, 4 August 2018 (CDT)