Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!

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There are lots of good reasons why NuPedia might want to have a wiki:

1. Write articles.  We can develop encyclopedia articles, perhaps.  Some people probably will do better in an unstructured environment than the very structured NupediaEditorialProcess.  We might then incorporate wiki articles into the main encyclopedia (via the normal editorial channels, of course).

2. Fun.  It's a social forum for Nupedians.  It's fun, or we hope it will be!

3. Speed.  We can, perhaps, develop content fast.  There's no one who has to approve a topic, no deadlines, etc.  You come and add a bit here and there as you wish!

4. Increase feedback and interaction.  Feedback is potentially easier than on the NuPedia main site, and interaction on wikis can be very interesting.  Some people might be more attracted to this sort of interaction than the sort that occurs on the main part of the website.

None of this is to say that the Nupedia wiki will ''replace'' the main encyclopedia; of course it won't.  But it will be an interesting ancillary endeavor!