Robin Patterson

aka Robin Forlonge Patterson

  • I live in Plimmerton, Porirua City, New Zealand
  • I was born on December 14
  • My occupation is Editor
  • I am male

Robin - I notice that you have moved across several articles from Wikipedia to this Fisherymanagement wikicity. Whilst this is entirely legitimate, wouldn't it be better just to insert a link to the article itself on Wikipedia rather than duplicating it?

Of course, if you expect these articles to be expanded and possibly "diverge" from wikipedia, in a more specialist forum like fisherymanagement, then OK. The downside is that we risk losing track of any changes that are made to the main wikipedia article, which a live link would maintain. Another issue is that the imported article contains a lot of dead links which will have to be relinked to Wikipedia, or otherwise re-written in fisherymanagement.

In general it might be preferable to have mainly original articles in this fisherymanagement wikicity, and cross-reference anything that is already present in wikipedia, unless it is only sketchily covered there and could be expanded with more detail here.

Just a thought anyway. I'm certainly not complaining about anyone taking an interest in trying to build up the material here!

--Tima 11:19, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC)

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