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Welcome to the General reading room. On this page, Wikibookians are free to talk about the Wikibooks project in general. For proposals for improving Wikibooks, see the Proposals reading room.
What can the Wikidata community do to make it easier for Wikimedia contributors to understand Wikidata?Edit
Books source and WikipediaEdit
- Wikipedia is not considered as a source because anyone can write anything in it. This is specified here: w:Wikipedia:Verifiability#Wikipedia_and_sources_that_mirror_or_use_it.
- Personally, I never publish any blog or forum as a source (except for Stack Overflow for computer tricks). JackPotte (discuss • contribs) 07:41, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
A question about rating when I review an edit: Do I rate the edit or the page?Edit
I just visited Wikibooks and was puzzled by your request that I rate the quality. Rate the quality of what? The edit or the page itself? I liked the edit because it was a great improvement over what was written before. But I am not convinced the article's overall quality has changed much. See https://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=General_Astronomy&diff=cur&oldid=3389597 --Guy vandegrift (discuss • contribs) 03:28, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
A long time ago I asked a question about notability of books in Reading room but the answer to me was "We have no need for notability." Now a user in Persian Wikibooks has created a book criticizing Islam. Is Wikibooks a good host for such books or not? can WB:What is Wikibooks? specify inclusion criteria for this project adequately or not? --Doostdar (discuss • contribs) 15:43, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
- @Doostdar: Of course, Persian Wikibooks is its own project; our policies don't apply to them. But, for purposes of inclusion on English Wikibooks, what I wonder about from your description of "a book criticizing Islam" is neutrality, or (equivalently in this case) original research. There might be no problem. A textbook about criticism of Islam might work perfectly well; a textbook criticizing Islam would not fly. --Pi zero (discuss • contribs) 17:36, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
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19:19, 10 July 2018 (UTC)