Friday, August 31, 2007

Ceremonial Stone Landscapes on Wikipedia

By Geophile
It is with some timidity I offer the link to Wikipedia's new (still in progress) page on ceremonial stone landscapes. It is taking me a while to understand the particulars of the Wikipedia structure, so this is anything but perfect, and will be subject to many revisions. I'm sure many of you will have suggestions and I appreciate them, but it may take time to incorporate them. I also intend to create an entry for the Oley Hills site, course not giving a location any more precise than Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Here's the link.

By the way, I tried posting the Rock Piles Blog as a link, but it was removed within minutes.


pwax said...

Geophile: this is great. Good job. Of course there is so much more one wants to see.

Geophile said...

I know, me too, but I tried to make it look brief and relatively business-like, not too much like an enthusiast rambling on about a favorite subject. I could have gone on and on, believe me, and I'm disappointed about the blog link being removed.

Geophile said...

And thank you.

JimP said...

This blog violates a couple of Wikipedia policies. They have a specific policy against using, "self-published sources," and mention blogs specifically as being, "largely not acceptable." That's why it was removed so quickly. It's rather automatic there.

They also have a policy of neutrality, and we are anything but neutral on the subject of stone landscapes.

Finally, they have a policy against so-called, "original research." They require sources be previously published, verfiable, and reliable. Almost all of the stuff published on this blog constitutes original research.

Good work, but the stringent policies at Wikipedia always discouraged me from going down that path. Keep up the good work, but expect your page to undergo scrutiny in the near future. It is the nature of the beast.

Geophile said...

Everyone has prepared me for that, including the info given when I signed up. But I figure--nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Thanks for the good words.