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Re: 5/21/10: Featured Website: The Three Kingdoms Wiki

Post by plunged » Sun May 23, 2010 2:55 pm

thanks James, for adding the Wiki to your site :D

I remember you said the mainpage was too crowdy, well I just changed it, what do you think of it now?
Also, I've stopped creating more articles for a while, to expand the ones currently online and add more sources too. :wink:

Also, can you tell me to which article you are referring to?

Re: 5/21/10: Featured Website: The Three Kingdoms Wiki

Post by James » Fri May 21, 2010 2:17 pm

Sun Fin wrote:I'm glad to see that this site if offically linked to the Wiki. I've been increasingy noticing its use over the last few days!

I was trying to dig up some information about a few historic figures relative to the novel and the Three Kingdoms Wiki came in with a pretty sweet article—one much better than others on the internet. I was quite impressed! I found some historic information on the subject here in the forum, translated from a historic text, but if not for that, the Wiki would have been my only resource. I'm impressed with how far it's come along!

Besides, I was planning to link to it for a while. :)

Re: 5/21/10: Featured Website: The Three Kingdoms Wiki

Post by Sun Fin » Fri May 21, 2010 1:47 pm

I'm glad to see that this site if offically linked to the Wiki. I've been increasingy noticing its use over the last few days!

5/21/10: Featured Website: The Three Kingdoms Wiki

Post by James » Fri May 21, 2010 1:43 pm

Description: “The Three Kingdoms Wiki is an online encyclopedia focussing on the historical aspect of the Three Kingdoms, featuring biographies and battles as primary categories, as well as terminology, items, media and more. Currently still in the early stages, with the goal of becoming a reliable source for everything concerning the Three Kingdoms.”

As is often the case with a website before I link to it, it has been around for a little while, and is now starting to become a good Three Kingdoms resource for various topics. Why not Wikipedia? Wikipedia is a great source for information on the most popular Three Kingdoms characters, events, topics and historic figures (and should be a part of a researcher’s toolbox for these things), but a terrible source to rely on for nearly everything else due to regular inclusion of fictional events without distinguishing from history. The Three Kingdoms Wiki is still young and still needs to be adequately sourced, but a smaller centralized group has the potential to address these problems. Such could be the case for any independent well-managed Three Kingdoms Wiki.

This is also the reason why our Three Kingdoms Encyclopedia isn’t open to public editing. We wish to preserve accuracy between historic and novel-based events. If you would like to participate in that, please contact me! We’d love to hear from you.

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