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hi. this is just a note, to say thanks for the great links above, to tools for wikipedia. these are great resources!! thanks. --Sm8900 (talk) 18:26, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

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Hello, User:The Transhumanist, it's been some time now and no moves have been made from me on this tree. Well, I feel like I've had a fresh argument somewhere on the site every week and contributed little in material terms, sort of the opposite of encouraging to lead essentially a project-wide initiative.

But that's not exactly what is on my mind. I've been thinking about the relationship of Wikipedia to Britannica. You know, Britannica hasn't gone anywhere. They continue to aspire to out-qualifying Wikipedia one day, and any time that crosses my mind I am reminded of the depreciation of the portals, because that is an element of navigation on the site.

If you were to plan for a hostile take over of Wikipedias business, how would you do it. Some sort of sabotage would be relevant, but you couldn't just vandalise. That could easily wash out in such a way that it would bolster commitment and Wikipedia has vandalism well covered. One thing, however, that might cripple the value of Wikipedia... would be to depopularise navigation tools. Oh, I could rattle on about the implications, but needless to say, I will not stop thinking about bringing that idea to you here, until I do. Portals are not the only depreciated navigation tool. The "see also" section itself has quietly been depreciated. Imagine that...

All best, ~ R.T.G 07:50, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

@RTG: Hello to you too. Just popped in on a whim, and found your message. Interesting thought. Though, there won't likely be a hostile takeover. Instead, Wikipedia will be made obsolete when AI can write better articles than humans, on the fly. That is, instead of the search results we have now, google will answer whatever question or request you have in prose. So, if you say "tell me about bumble bees", it will whip up a treatise for you in .013 seconds that's better than WP's article on the subject. Probably coming in less than 10 years, maybe even 5. AI development is going so fast that they may skip prose and go straight to AI production of mini-documentaries upon request in real-time. They are heading in that direction already. See this article about Meena and this one on sports coverage. And you'll be able to customize the narrator's voice to be whomever you like, such as Marilyn Monroe.    — The Transhumanist   08:22, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
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I like the sports editor seeing as its whole purpose is just to be captivating but I'm impressed by Meenas joke telling ability, "Hayvard" lol. I don't know about Wikipedia being superceded that way. Yes AI may be able to write better articles, but articles for articles sake are just a number. The only way an AI can make Wikipedia irrelevant is not to simply write articles, but to build an encyclopaedia :)~ R.T.G 01:24, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
@RTG: Good point. An on-the-fly article wouldn't have links to other on-the-fly articles, because they don't exist at that moment. But, if AI can write one article, it could write and save 10 million of them, complete with interlinks. The trick would be designing the AI to know not to write an article on each individual tree and blade of grass. Though having an article on each individual person may be just around the corner.    — The Transhumanist   01:43, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
I so miss customer service since the rise of the internet. Imagine ringing a government office or a phone company and getting an instant and useful response! I hope AI can bring that back. Still awaiting however to see a robot doing home deliveries during this lockdown. ~ R.T.G 02:51, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
An on the fly article of that sort would just get the AI to create another on the fly article on whatever you clicked on, except you wouldn't need to click, just ask. It wouldn't need to write and save 10 million as long at there was access to the needed references. Not holding my breath, but Iain Banks would feel at home. Cheers, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 20:46, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
@Pbsouthwood: By the time it can do thi$, it might not be far from the attainment of AGI, due to the amount of money being pumped into it, and it$ achievement of general vertical integration and $ignificant progre$$ in harve$ting the planet, along with it$ expan$ion into outer$pace, breaking away from dependence upon human economics as it does so. Maybe as early as 5-years away, 10 for the rest.    — The Transhumanist   08:29, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

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What happened between 22:29 and 22:30 on September 18, 2017?Edit

You changed, Transhumanist. One minute you create a new redirect, the next you're setting a different target and politely advising it never change, lest the doomed redirect not work! I'm not mad at you, or even disappointed, just letting you know it's OK. I fixed the paradox and everything should return to normal shortly, at least in theatres. Just try to be more careful screwing with the future next time, maybe? InedibleHulk (talk) 10:32, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

@InedibleHulk: I'm glad you are not mad about something that happened 3 years ago. And Ive no doubt changed since then, too. By the way, according to my contribution log, my last edit on September 18, 2017 was at 17:25. You must be in another time zone. Therefore, I cannot answer your question. Please provide diffs.    — The Transhumanist   04:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Can't copy and paste, but check the history of the redirect above for the 23:30 (UTC). Technically, I got the order of events backward, but only if we're counting forward. Still mad at something that happened three years ago, but not this. InedibleHulk (talk) 09:07, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

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History of lists of lists of topicsEdit

Dear TH, I was thinking today of how valuable it would be to have a written history of the role of lists, classifications, catalogs, and portals in the development of Wikimedia. Starting with WP: with lists of towns --> mav's dotmaps, early lists of topics (10k? to a page) --> stubs + redirects, and later WikiProjects once those came into being.

Of course some of the lists of lists were themselves topical: categories, portals, and more. List of lists of lists didn't crop up right away. I thought you might already have started on something like this, or that it might spark your interest. – SJ + 21:03, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

@Sj: It is nice to hear from you again. I'm glad to see you have survived the pandemic. I hope you've been fully vaccinated.
Thank you! Yes, just; same to you.
Out of curiosity, what did you mean by "role of lists in the development of Wikipedia"? Are you interested in the history of lists in general, or specifically the history of lists as they were applied in the development of Wikipedia?
You mentioned "catalogs". You weren't by any chance referring to categories, were you?
I mean as applied in the development of Wikipedia + its sibling projects. I mean all sorts of classifications, including those that are more list-like (indexes, lists, catalogs) and those that are more tag-like (categories, navboxes). More in a bit! – SJ + 15:53, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
My availability is limited, so I don't know if I can be of much help in the actual writing of such a history, though I have written extensively about the history of lists on Wikipedia (especially of topics lists) in past discussions.
As you know, the primary purpose of lists on wikis is for navigation, as most lists are lists of links.
And, due to the red links feature of Mediawiki (in which you can create a new article just by clicking on a red link), lists have been (and still are) a key tool in the development of Wikipedia.
The navigation aid aspect of lists (which serve as tables of contents, indices), makes using the encyclopedia easier, and therefore also supports development.
I may be able to provide some permanent links and/or diffs to historical events, such as Larry Sanger's use of lists, and a list of such lists, in his efforts to organize topic development in the early days of the English Wikipedia.
Larry Sanger created a page in the Wikipedia namespace called "Basic topics", along with a number of lists included on that list (each called "X basic topics"), for the purpose of identifying topics of highest priority for writing new articles, utilizing the red link feature of Mediawiki.
He urged people to add needed topics to the lists, as links, and then to write articles for the topics for which the links still appeared red. Once an article was created for a topic, its link turned blue, so you could readily see which topics still needed articles created for them.
Back then (in 2001), the main challenge and focus was to populate Wikipedia with articles on the most basic of topics in order to make the encyclopedia generally useful.
I came across Larry's set of lists in the fall of 2005 (under the account name "User:Go for it!"). By that time, the lists had served their purpose and had fallen out of use, as all the red links had turned blue. They were no longer useful for creating new basic topics, because by this time Wikipedia had articles on all basic topics. They (the lists) had transformed from lists of basic topics that needed to be written to lists of links to those articles useful for navigation. But, they were "gathering dust" where nobody could find them.
So, I moved the entire set to the article namespace, as the "Lists of basic topics", and created a WikiProject to support them.
The set grew to include hundreds of lists, and each list grew far larger in scope than "basic topics". Eventually, they were renamed to "Outline of".
Here's a link to the page that Larry Sanger started this all off with:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Contents/Outlines&oldid=338370795

(I skipped the first few edits, to provide a link to the page once he finished creating it).
I hope this helps.
Here's a list of the earliest editors on Wikipedia: Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians in order of arrival/2001. By perusing their edits, you can see the earliest efforts on lists.
This is very helpful indeed! Lists on Wikipedia deserves to be a main historical article at some point, but WP: A history of lists and categories might be another place to start, if no equivalent exists. Perhaps some current major policy pages have history sections that would be an appropriate place to start...
Were you involved in discussions around the development of categories, and how to navigate the distinction b/t cats and lists? I know there were later debates once both existed about where to convert from one to the other, and where it makes sense to have both [or more] for a topic. – SJ + 15:57, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   22:53, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
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@Sj: Thank you. I'm fully vaccinated, yes. It intrigues me that the fact -- that almost all deaths caused by the virus are within the non-vaccinated population -- isn't incentive enough for everyone to get jabbed. Getting vaccinated isn't just following the science, it's pragmatically survivalist. Not doing so smacks of suicidal tendencies, and is just asking to be naturally selected out of the gene pool and into the Darwin Awards. Hopefully, that will make the next generation smarter.

Here's another question for further clarification: Are you interested primarily in the history of lists of lists, or in the history of Wikimedia's various list systems? (By "list system", I mean any set of lists regardless of title, which would include categories, for example, which are a type of lists). Each list system, by virtue of its linked entries, is a navigation system. The lists of lists in those systems are merely the upper "levels" or core nodes. "Nodes" is more accurate, as each of these systems is a network, rather than a hierarchy.

I'm still not clear if you are seeking a history of the development of list systems, or a history of how such list systems were applied to the development of Wikimedia projects. Your suggested title "Lists on Wikipedia" hints at the former rather than the latter.

The history of lists in human recorded thought is of course deeply interesting. Wikipedia has accelerated and concentrated some of that work in one place, in the same fashion that Britannica did for a time, leading to its Outline and Syntopicon -- still among the best topic trees in the English language, decades on. Being a networked collaborative rather than a closed system, we have 30+ schemes rather than one or two that are taken to extremes. But we're in the best position to document this ourselves... so, the latter (illustrated briefly, perhaps, by the former as it informs what we experiment with here) – SJ + 21:27, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

Speaking of clarification, I'm curious as to what you envision in general... You mentioned that you thought such a history would be valuable. Valuable in what way?

The development of ostension (nouns, namespaces, citations), classification (granular concepts, shared aspects, equivalence classes [in some context]), and compressed detail (shortening complex concepts into individual terms and symbols, to allow expressing entire discoveries in a single line) are some of the main tools we've built so far for advancing thought.
Wikipedia has made advances in each of these, with an open namespace + authority-file of aliases, creative uses of classification schemes, and dense wikilinks (an improvement on jargon one has to look up in a glossary). The second is less immediately visible than the others, and less standardized. – SJ +

What are the main themes you are thinking of?

Different approaches taken; where they intersect or conflict; what they have enabled; where they draw on past examples in the wider information-world, and where they are trying something new; for perennial ideas tried in many flavors, what was learned

What do you see as the main contributions or benefits of lists in the development of Wikimedia projects?

Identifying completable subsets is a mood. It also allows very clean divide-and-conquer approaches that parallelize well to thousands of contributors.
Inviting overlapping classifications is great for some things; makes other aggregate things (category completions and intersections) hard. But with positive tradeoffs.
Asking "what else might belong on this list?" helps counter types of systemic bias (though it may contribute to others, if very long granular lists take over a shared space)
New facets of discoverability -- more than one way to find what you want – SJ +

What are you hoping people will learn from the history?

Mostly, I don't know, which is why I want to see the history myself. It's certainly worth exploring.
How many different approaches there have been! How these have been important to the growth and thoroughness of the projects; how they have contributed to having "critical mass" of enough instances of a thing to get the shape/structure/tools for that category of thing down pat.
Learning from similarities and differences among major advances can help us find new advances like them. These are often systemic shifts that are not obvious until one starts down a path. – SJ +

There are a few suggestions I can offer concerning the building of list systems for navigation. The main one is: "don't!". Building list systems manually, let alone maintaining them, is not scalable. Getting enough people on board to make such an endeavor scalable is highly unlikely, and would distract editors from building needed content. Automation is the only plausible way forward, and it is coming soon (in years or perhaps just months), in the form of flexible AI machine learning applications. Once those arrive, they will be able to do in minutes what an army of list editors would take centuries to accomplish.

That being said, if someone wants to build a list on a particular subject because they really need a conceptual map to help them find their way around or see the big picture in their field of interest, that could be well worth it. But, trying to manually build a map of all knowledge would be a major waste of time, in light of the technological advances that are happening right now. Automated document classification applied to articles is just around the corner. It's worth waiting for. Kind of like George Lucas waiting for technology to progress to the level needed to film the second Star Wars trilogy.

Concerning the discussions on the development of categories, I was not directly involved. Where I have been involved was in protecting lists from the deletionist tendencies of those who favor categories over lists to the point that they believed that lists were pointless.

The main place that lists and categories have clashed is in deletion discussions. Not just at AfD and MfD, but also at the Village Pump and via deletion proposals presented as RfCs. Some epic battles have been waged between the categorists and list makers, over proposals to nuke entire list systems. So far, the conflict remains a stalemate, with fire still smoldering just beneath the surface, perhaps to ignite again at any moment. Some major stand-offs occurred in policy discussions too, especially those on the talk pages of the various list guidelines. Those also have the potential for flaring up again.

But, for the same reason as mentioned above concerning manual building of list systems, spending any time arguing over which system is better is a waste of time, because automated systems will render all of these obsolete in the relatively near future.

So, the status quo is fine, for now. Some editors like to work on decentralized categories, while others prefer centralized lists. We might as well let them. Each of the two list types has their strengths and weaknesses.

Getting back to the history itself, and whether it should be named "Lists on Wikipedia" or "Wikipedia:A history of lists and categories", the latter seems more practical, simply because of the lack of coverage of lists in public media: there is a general lack of accounts in the news and other external sources about Wikipedia/Wikimedia lists, their development, and their roles. A referenced article that doesn't merely scratch the surface is simply not feasible due to lack of 3rd-party references.

There is however a rich record of edits of and discussions about lists within the Wikipedia community. Therefore, your best bet is to use those, and to do so, the article will need to be restricted to the Wikipedia namespace.

I hope you find my observations useful. I look forward to your replies to my additional questions. :)

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   07:38, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

P.S.: List development by the Wikipedia community has been (and still is) far more extensive than first meets the eye. There are more than 30 list-based navigation systems (WP linkified classification systems) and list types on (or of) Wikipedia. Here are the ones I can track down at the moment:

  1. Embedded lists
  2. Stand-alone lists
  3. Headings (displayed as article tables of contents)
  4. Embedded outlines
  5. Stand-alone outlines
  6. Indices
  7. Categories
  8. Wikipedia:Vital articles
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  21. Outline of the knowledge of humanity
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  26. Colon classification, linked to Wikipedia pages
  27. Cutter Expansive Classification, linked to Wikipedia pages
  28. List of Dewey Decimal classes, linked to Wikipedia pages
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Round 3Edit

@Sj: I agree with your point as to where to publish: a page in both the Wikipedia and Main namespaces would be better than either one alone.

In response to my question about value, you gave a partial yet highly impassioned summary of the potential content, apparently without answering my question. Your posting of historical observations could be interpreted to have implied that you wish the record to be set straight so that Wikipedia gets credit where credit is due, recording for prosperity in the world's historical record the contributions and influences of the Wikipedia community via advances to the technology and methodologies of lists. I apologize for this leading question, but: was that part of your motivation?

I am a warm proponent of accurate attribution, in history and philosophy and epistemics, but it isn't as though anyone else is trying to take credit. This is just one of the world-changing amplifiers of human potential -- like the descriptive power of languages and dialects -- that is barely recognized in isolation, and so has developed sporadically if at all. My primary goal is recognizing that these methods have advanced, and identifying the contributions of newfound or newly widespread use. Secondary goal is increasing awareness of the importance of this class of ideas as tools for civilizational self-awareness and understanding. Attributing blame comes after those, though identifying this as one of the prominent features and results of Wikipedisme may attract some excellent people to join us. – SJ +

It would certainly be easier for people to learn from Wikipedia's example, if that example were quantified and qualified.

I think you are right, that the writing of a historical account would be exploratory in nature. Who knows what we would discover about the impact of Wikipedia's lists, and advances in list development, it is responsible for developing? Such an article could uncover useful approaches for AI designers in the automation of list building.

It would also be interesting to see what lists are in the Wikipedia graveyard. Over the years, some of Wikipedia's best navigation tools have been deleted.

Yes! I don't know how to mine those properly, but will ask some scripters who work with full histories.

Hopefully, there are enough list developers still around who have the time to recount their contributions and experiences concerning lists. Analyzing Wikipedia's historical record on lists (discussions, edit histories, deletion logs, etc.) could be a monumental task. Perhaps an AI should write the article. :)

Thank you for the clarifications.

You're idea is a worthy one, and there is only one thing left for you to do to turn it into reality...

Create the two pages you mentioned, as stubs, and let the wikimagic begin!

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   10:38, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

P.S.: If you have any questions about lists you would like to ask, feel free to do so. The vast majority of my manual editing has been upon lists, and so I might know the answer or be able to point you to useful resources. Who knows what memories you might trigger! —TT

:) Thanks, TT. I am already glad I floated the idea here first. – SJ + 19:25, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Ok, I've started the mainspace article as the last section of the WP: page for now. Take a look... – SJ + 20:05, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

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Outline of transhumanismEdit

Hello, The Transhumanist,

I just de-PROD'd this article you created that is, if you are Nexus Seven whose talk page directs to your talk page archive. I wanted to see if you had received notification, which you hadn't. The only edits of this IP editor were to nominate this article for proposed deletion so I had thought you might not have been notified. Just a head's up that it might go to AFD next. Liz Read! Talk! 21:19, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

@Liz: Thank you. Yes, Nexus Seven was a previous account of mine. Also, thank you for the heads up on the outline I initiated. Concerning the prod, the reasons provided in it are not true. It says that the page reads like a celebratory advertisement, even though the outline, as a WP content navigation aid, is a collection of the subject's article links with descriptions excerpted from those articles -- which is about as neutral as you can get. The prod also claimed that an outline is unnecessary and that the root article should suffice, but the poster didn't say why, so I'll present the main reasons to keep the outline:

1) A WP outline is the equivalent of a subject table of contents. There is enough material on WP about transhumanism to fill a book. It's common knowledge that the information in a book is easier to access when that book has a table of contents. The outline system is the table of contents for Wikipedia, and the Outline of transhumanism serves as the table of contents for that subject on Wikipedia.

2) Each WP outline is an example of a tree structure, useful for depicting the hierarchical relationship of topics within a subject, to more easily see the conceptual structure of the content.

3) Outlines are lists, which are faster, and therefore more convenient, to browse than prose articles.

I hope that helps. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   06:17, 6 October 2021 (UTC)
@Liz: A 4th reason for keeping the outline: Each outline is part of one of Wikipedia's content navigation subsystems, with the system of outlines presented at Wikipedia:Contents/Outlines, while the main contents link resides on the menu sidebar which appears on every page of Wikipedia. Go there to see how the outlines fit in to the overall contents system.
br>I look forward to any observations or comments you may have. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   11:02, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

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please see Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Next issue/EssayEdit

Transhumanist:

The Signpost will be re-publishing on Sunday the essay WP:Prime objective as "Prime directive" with your username listed as the lead author (you have about a third of all edits and added text). I just wanted to give you a heads up. Please let me know if you have any objections. Smallbones(smalltalk) 03:28, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

@Smallbones: Thank you for the heads up. You have my blessing. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   00:18, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

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Precious
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Four years!

Precious anniversaryEdit

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Look what you didEdit

Only time I have seen this. What a mess! HAHAHA :D --Thinker78 (talk) 17:36, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

  1. ^
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    It's displayed below two days early, so it can be error-checked and made ready-to-display for all time zones.

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    edit Day-after-next's tip of the day...

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  2. ^ Quarry Beta; here's a sample SQL query: SELECT * FROM page WHERE page_namespace = 0 AND page_title LIKE "%in_Milan%" LIMIT 500;