[cablewiki] Re: Operation Divided By Zero page

  • From: No Name <futuremelt@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cablewiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:42:16 +0000

Modify the rating bar to do what?

Yes, that's a good point. I wonder is there any use to doing the analysis
part at all?

By the way, my edits aren't being autoapproved any more, I updated the to-do
list on the ODBZ page.

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 2:39 PM, <admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think it would be better to have the cable text imported from the
>> Translation namespace, rather than importing the Analysis. Since the
>> analysis is the part that people want to read it would look cleaner, and
>> then we could collapse the cable for people who don't want to read it.
>> By the way, until we're settled on the format, please don't import a load
>> of
>> cables into test.cablegatewiki.org, just so we don't have to go back and
>> re-do them.
>> I also suggest that if we're importing Cablegategame summaries, we put
>> them
>> in a section called "Headline" or "short summary" at the top for people
>> sifting through the cables. This is because those summaries won't have any
>> citations with them.
> To me that's more a question of priorities. Are people really more
> interested in the analysis than the actual text? The thing is, Wikileaks
> releases only those cables that are mentioned by the media partners
> (Spiegel, Guardian). So in theory, all the cables are already summarized or
> at least mentioned. The "unique selling point" of CableWiki is therefore not
> the analysis, but instead the translations (in combination with analysis,
> better organisation, readability,...) There are lot's of sites, including
> the traditional media, that offer articles and stories around the cables.
> But the thing that makes WikiLeaks so special is not the fact that they
> leaked some juicy stories. It's the fact that they make the raw data, the
> pure truth, without the spin of a journalist, available to everybody to
> judge themselves. And I think that's what we should try to achieve, too.
> But anyways, I'll make another prototype today with you suggestion. Maybe
> we can modify your rating bar, so that people can decide which layout they
> like best?
> Greets,
> JP

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