Proposal talk:Wikipedia kiosks in Wal-Mart

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Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:00, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I believe that by bringing knowledge to the the masses (i.e., Wal-Mart shoppers), Wikipedia can improve its footprint on the world. GVnayR 03:40, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This seems kind of ridiculous to me. I don't see this happening at all, nor Walmart being being interested in this... --Danlev 21:28, 22 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Walmart should be interested in this. Until the early 2000s, you could try out new video games at device placed in the electronics article to lure people into the new video games at that time. GVnayR 23:12, 7 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The people who sell the products where the Wikipedia kiosks would be located could start editing Wikipedia entries about these products or competing ones, removing bad aspects about them, and exaggerating or invent things, in order to make them more appealing.

Interesting point.
That is why a neutral third party (preferably an IT company) should install and maintain the kiosks, not the Wal-Mart employees themselves. GVnayR 23:11, 7 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Haha, yes, but good luck

This idea is so fantastic and funny, I'd be all thumbs up if we could, but I figure Wal-Mart might not want to do it. They want people to be shopping, not using a computer. Unless we could find a way for this to increase its profit margins (People probably won't come to Wal-Mart just so they can browse wikipedia, as Wal-Marts usually are not in residential areas and thus not worth the travel) --Lyc. cooperi 10:58, 1 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

By using a computer to help shoppers make smart decision about their purchases, they are improving their profit margins. GVnayR 23:12, 7 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]