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1timspalding
Aug 5, 2007, 11:25am Top

Come help the LibraryThing entry on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibraryThing

I think it's a little out-dated, and a little lopsided and generally could be made better. Unfortunately, Wikipedia discourages people like me from doing so (and for good reason). But I left some comments on the discussion page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:LibraryThing

Please note, I'm not encouraging people to go over there and say positive things about LibraryThing. The current entry is quite positive—perhaps even TOO positive in places.

2fluteflute
Aug 25, 2007, 6:39am Top

I've made a few changes, nothing too major. From going there I've realised it will be the sites second anniversary in four days!

3timspalding
Aug 25, 2007, 12:17pm Top

I made a few too. (I don't think any would raise suspicions—indeed I removed some hyperbole.)

I still think it could be a LOT better, and that more reliable links and press references could be added. The reference to Anobii burns me—Shelfari and Goodreads are the comparanda. Someone should take a look at the Anobii page. It's promotional (with various future statements, like "will do X"), written in Chingrish and drew a "notability" flag. I think it's notable and should be on Wikipedia. There are interesting and good things to say, and press hits to mention. But the current entry is just not going to cut it.

4sophies_choice
Aug 25, 2007, 2:04pm Top

I did a bit of work and rewrote some stuff. Hope it is OK.

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