[Citizendium-l] Fragmentation & Level Forks in Wikipedia Articles

Drew, Bill drewwe at MORRISVILLE.EDU
Tue Nov 7 08:55:23 EST 2006


Why not treat this by having the articles get more technical or advanced
the further you get into it. This what good technical writers do and
also the better encyclopedias such as McGraw Encyclopedia of Science and
Technology.

Bill Drew
drewwe at morrisville.edu

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All,

The issue of "fragmentation" recently came up in the Forum.
Many of the apparent cases of the same subject being treated
in several articles are actually "level forks", where the same
subject is covered at introductory and advanced levels, and even
in some cases where it is necessary to cover several alternative
advanced formulations of the same subject matter.  This happens
especially often in math and science articles, but also in some
other subjects like dance and music.

Examples of such bifurcated subjects can be found in this Table:

http://www.textop.org/wiki/index.php?title=Level_Forks



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