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<p style="text-align: right">[https://www.freewiki.eu'''FreeWiki ist zweisprachig, zur deutschsprachigen Version hier!''']]</p> <p style="text-align: right">[[Donate|'''Please support FreeWiki''']]</p>
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==What FreeWiki is==
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[[File: FreeWiki p1 klein en.jpg|right|250px|FreeWiki Logo]]
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'''FreeWiki''' will be a collection of our knowledge about the world, ourselves and our life – comprehensive, diverse, holistic, emancipative and critical.
  
== FreeWiki Introduction ==
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''FreeWIki'' is a chance to collect our knowledge that is not represented well elsewhere and build a platform to put down our accumulated information and insight for easy and lasting access.
  
'''Modifying the sovereignty over information and interpretation in controversial subjects.'''
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In ''FreeWiki'', contexts are emphasized because the whole is more important and more than its parts. In order to promote understanding, there may also be detailed explanations on individual topics that go beyond the mere listing of facts. This sometimes results in a more creative style that can go beyond the scope of an encyclopedia.</br>This also implies that the authors of important passages may be named sometimes. In general, there is no anonymity.
  
outline of a new project
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''FreeWiki'' is multilingual, currently German and English. Each language can contain independent articles or translations of the others.
  
Wikipedia is a wonderful endeavour to collect all human knowledge in one place and make it universally accessible in many languages. Never before has the knowledge of humanity been freely accessible for so many people all over the world. Nevertheless nothing is perfect, and neither is Wikipedia. When we leave the sphere of simple facts and look at controversial subjects – be it in politics, in medicine or in philosophy – we find many articles that are clearly biased. Here Wikipedia is not being used to inform the reader about unmistakable facts, but to transport opinions of certain groups in the disguise of information. This should obviously not be the purpose of a platform like Wikipedia, but it happens here and there. Experience of many people has shown that this cannot be changed at the moment, because those who run Wikipedia and who have the last word on the content of the articles are enforcing such bias for reasons we can only speculate about. As far as I could find out, such controversial subjects that are covered in a clearly biased way include different branches of alternative medicine, political views that are diverging from a mainstream understanding, even biographies of persons that are seen as exponents of the aforementioned issues. As Wikipedia is not just a website among many but as it carries the sovereignty over information and interpretation for many millions of people, this bias is a severe problem. And the more so, the less people tend to use other sources than the internet. Since Wikipedia is as it is, the only way to deal with this growing problem is to install an alternative that offers the possibility to publish dissenting and diverging views of such controversial subjects, without questioning the authority of the great web-encyclopaedia in those realms where it is brilliant.
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All articles in ''FreeWiki'' are under the license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/ Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported] [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/legalcode (Short Version)] and can be freely used by everyone. </br>The project is only [[Donate|donation based]]. </br>FreeWiki is strictly bound to monitoring and approval of changes by a group of editors to avoid being overrun by the same groups that now enforce the bias of Wikipedia.
  
This is the idea of <FreeWiki.eu>, a wiki based website that works very similar to Wikipedia and is open to all those who see their issue misrepresented in Wikipedia. FreeWiki will follow the same strict rules regarding sources, quotation, ethical values (non-discriminating, non-racist, no insults or offences, etc.), and others as Wikipedia. FreeWiki shall become multi-lingual in the long run. It will start with English and German articles, but is open to any translations. All articles in FreeWiki are under the license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/ Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported] [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/legalcode (Short Version)] and the project is donation based. FreeWiki is strictly bound to monitoring and approval of changes by a group of editors to avoid being overrun by the same groups that now enforce the bias of Wikipedia.
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==What FreeWiki isn't==
  
You are invited to participate in this project and introduce your fields of knowledge in form of articles. Any kind of proposals, ideas, criticism and additions are very welcome. Interested? Write to Joerg Wichmann, jw@provings.info
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''FreeWiki'' is not an opinion forum where personal views on politics or other issues can be shared. And ''FreeWiki'' is also not a critical online magazine like DemocracyNow. Critical opinion-forming should take place there.
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</br>''FreeWiki'' is not a self-help portal where you can find medical, psychological or wellness tips.
  
If you '''wish to contribute''', please go the following '''four steps''':
 
  
1. register (click on top right link on this page to do so),
 
  
2. write an email to jw@provings.info to tell that you have done so and to be given editing rights,
 
  
3. click on one of the below headings to edit that page or choose one from the Contents page or create a new page (how to, see [https://www.freewiki.eu/en/index.php?title=Processing_aids here]).
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== Relation to Wikipedia ==
  
4. on that page click on "edit" in the top menu and the page will open to show a word processing version
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Knowledge is by no means neutral. Every source of information is created according to certain criteria and given interests, because as they say: knowledge is power.
  
- Thank you for supporting this project.
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'''Wikipedia''' is an attempt to collect the knowledge of a '''materialistic and mechanistic world view''' and to present the ideological view of '''neoliberalism''' and '''state-conformist western politics'''. With this narrative of the world [[Wikipedia|Wikipedia (evidence see there)]] has almost achieved a global '''monopoly of information and opinion''', which gives the wrong impression that the views spread there are objective or scientific. In many cases Wikipedia is not used to inform about clear facts, but to convey the opinion of certain groups in the veil of information. Of course, this should not be the purpose of this platform, but it happens again and again and cannot be corrected, because the administrators block all attempts at correction and the authors involved.
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This can be unsatisfactory for those whose world view is oriented towards other basic positions, especially since other aspects are specifically blocked by the Wikipedia administrators.<br/> ''FreeWiki'' takes a more comprehensive view and opens the perspective also for holistic world views and for views outside the political left-right mainstream.
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An important requirement for a successful medical treatment is that the patient has been enabled to consider all available options and their advantages, risks, disadvantages and consequences. This goes back to the medical ethical requirements of transparency and patient autonomy. It is grounded in many national laws as the requirement for '''informed consent'''. Therefore there is a need for a truthful and inidepentant information source, which Wikipedia has often shown not to be. FreeWiki aims to complement the information that is offered on Wikipedia.
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==Contributing: How to:==
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You are invited to participate in this project and introduce your fields of knowledge in form of articles. Any kind of proposals, ideas, criticism and additions are very welcome. .<br/>'''Interested?''' – If you would like to make your own ''' contribution ''', please note the '''following four steps''':
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1. Register with the link "Create user account" in the upper right corner of this page. </br>Due to numerous unpleasant experiences with other project pages, we do not allow anonymous contributions. However, you have the possibility to give yourself an alias and tell me your real name.
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2. Write an email to jw@provings.info to tell that you have done so and to be given editing rights,
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3. After your editing rights have been activated, you can use an editing link next to a heading to edit content.<br/>You may choose a page from the [[Desiderata_-_desired_contributions|Desiderata list, giving an overview for editors,]] or create a new page (how to do this, see [[Processing aids|here]]).
  
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4. Please read the [[Processing aids|Editing aids for authors]].
  
If you need help or explanations please see our [https://www.freewiki.eu/en/index.php?title=Processing_aids Processing aids] or Help in the menu on the left, or write an email.
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- Thank you for supporting this project.
  
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''Your FreeWiki team''.
  
 
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== Contents ==
 
== Contents ==
  
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[[Desiderata_-_desired_contributions|Desiderata - desired contributions / Overview of topics for editors]]
  
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[[Contents|Contents for users]]
  
 
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''For those with technological interests:'' You will also find help to handle this wiki in the&nbsp; [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Contents user manual].

Latest revision as of 04:13, 10 May 2019

FreeWiki ist zweisprachig, zur deutschsprachigen Version hier!]

Please support FreeWiki

What FreeWiki is

FreeWiki Logo

FreeWiki will be a collection of our knowledge about the world, ourselves and our life – comprehensive, diverse, holistic, emancipative and critical.

FreeWIki is a chance to collect our knowledge that is not represented well elsewhere and build a platform to put down our accumulated information and insight for easy and lasting access.

In FreeWiki, contexts are emphasized because the whole is more important and more than its parts. In order to promote understanding, there may also be detailed explanations on individual topics that go beyond the mere listing of facts. This sometimes results in a more creative style that can go beyond the scope of an encyclopedia.
This also implies that the authors of important passages may be named sometimes. In general, there is no anonymity.

FreeWiki is multilingual, currently German and English. Each language can contain independent articles or translations of the others.

All articles in FreeWiki are under the license Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported (Short Version) and can be freely used by everyone.
The project is only donation based.
FreeWiki is strictly bound to monitoring and approval of changes by a group of editors to avoid being overrun by the same groups that now enforce the bias of Wikipedia.

What FreeWiki isn't

FreeWiki is not an opinion forum where personal views on politics or other issues can be shared. And FreeWiki is also not a critical online magazine like DemocracyNow. Critical opinion-forming should take place there.
FreeWiki is not a self-help portal where you can find medical, psychological or wellness tips.



Relation to Wikipedia

Knowledge is by no means neutral. Every source of information is created according to certain criteria and given interests, because as they say: knowledge is power.

Wikipedia is an attempt to collect the knowledge of a materialistic and mechanistic world view and to present the ideological view of neoliberalism and state-conformist western politics. With this narrative of the world Wikipedia (evidence see there) has almost achieved a global monopoly of information and opinion, which gives the wrong impression that the views spread there are objective or scientific. In many cases Wikipedia is not used to inform about clear facts, but to convey the opinion of certain groups in the veil of information. Of course, this should not be the purpose of this platform, but it happens again and again and cannot be corrected, because the administrators block all attempts at correction and the authors involved.

This can be unsatisfactory for those whose world view is oriented towards other basic positions, especially since other aspects are specifically blocked by the Wikipedia administrators.
FreeWiki takes a more comprehensive view and opens the perspective also for holistic world views and for views outside the political left-right mainstream.

An important requirement for a successful medical treatment is that the patient has been enabled to consider all available options and their advantages, risks, disadvantages and consequences. This goes back to the medical ethical requirements of transparency and patient autonomy. It is grounded in many national laws as the requirement for informed consent. Therefore there is a need for a truthful and inidepentant information source, which Wikipedia has often shown not to be. FreeWiki aims to complement the information that is offered on Wikipedia.

Contributing: How to:

You are invited to participate in this project and introduce your fields of knowledge in form of articles. Any kind of proposals, ideas, criticism and additions are very welcome. .
Interested? – If you would like to make your own contribution , please note the following four steps:

1. Register with the link "Create user account" in the upper right corner of this page.
Due to numerous unpleasant experiences with other project pages, we do not allow anonymous contributions. However, you have the possibility to give yourself an alias and tell me your real name.

2. Write an email to jw@provings.info to tell that you have done so and to be given editing rights,

3. After your editing rights have been activated, you can use an editing link next to a heading to edit content.
You may choose a page from the Desiderata list, giving an overview for editors, or create a new page (how to do this, see here).

4. Please read the Editing aids for authors.

- Thank you for supporting this project.

Your FreeWiki team.

 

 

Contents

Desiderata - desired contributions / Overview of topics for editors

Contents for users

Processing aids

 


For those with technological interests: You will also find help to handle this wiki in the  user manual.