Talk:Submissions/Wikipedia & Quality

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"everybody talks about quality, but nobody does anything about it." I don't know that much about other language versions of Wikipedia, but I do know quite a bit about the English Wikipedia and there we have huge numbers of editors improving the quality of the pedia. We have gnomes eradicating typos and various grammatical errors, FA writers and reviewers bringing articles up to Featured Quality, the guild of copy editors, the Article Rescue squadron, AWB users, the death anomalies project, all the people involved in the recent uBLP cleanup, and I'm sure there are other quality improvement initiatives that I've missed. But just those bits mean we have loads of people who don't just talk about quality but who actually spend their time improving the quality of the pedia. Even the vandalfighters whose focus is on maintaining existing quality have done their bit to improve quality as the average time taken to revert vandalism has fallen so the proportion of the pedia that is currently vandalised has fallen over time. I suspect that all our other active wikis can tell a similar story. WereSpielChequers 00:53, 5 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]