Proposal:Comparison with printed encyclopaedias
Wikipedia should be recognized as the best encyclopaedia. Therefore we should have a comparison with other encyclopaedias.
Wikipedia should have a list with all articles listed in other encyclopaedias, such as the Britannica, the Brockhaus, and so on. These articles should be linked with the respective wikipedia articles and then be compared. I propose some kind of red-yellow-green system for that.
Well, that should be all our motivation: to be better than the others ;-)
- Will we be able to list all the articles of the other encyclopaedias? This could be supported by bots.
- Will we be able to cope with the amount of articles? 
- Should we let other encyclopaedias dictate the focus, on which we lay our interest?
- Man power and eventually some programming
- The costs of buying other encyclopaedias
- Size comparison in en.wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_comparisons
- Size comparison in de.wikipedia.org: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Gr%C3%B6%C3%9Fenvergleich
I am Mad_melone from the German wikipedia, but I thought an English version of the proposal would create more interest. And please excuse some poor English I showed above.
Update: I now also have an account here --Mad melone 12:52, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
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