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NPOV

I haven't looked around much, but I've noticed so far that there are articles on organizations in Bloomingpedia that are clearly written by members from the perspective of the organization; they even use "we" to refer to the organization. What I'm wondering is whether Wikipedia standards apply or whether this other than-neutral POV is to be expected here. (Actually I don't even know if this is the place to be discussing this. Please point me elsewhere if not.) — Mike 20:00, 26 September 2006 (EDT)

Hi Mike and welcome. This is as fine a place as any to talk about this specific subject. NPOV is always the goal. I'd like to encourage you to edit the articles that are written in such ways to be more neutral and remove the use of 'we'. We definately need more editors to help in the process of reviewing and adding to the site. Although we don't have a lot of written out standards for how to edit, we are generally following the same guidelines that Wikipedia does, just allowing more local content and what might be considered vanity-content than Wikipedia. As Bloomingpedia moves forward there are definately going to be first timers coming here who don't understand the concept of a wiki or of neutral content, and will need to be gently guided in this fashion. I welcome you to help us. Thanks. -- Mark 21:57, 26 September 2006 (EDT)

Origins

I think this is the first time I've mentioned the EverythingDB publically. It never became something solid, but it was one of the things I worked on that led to Bloomingpedia. I talked about it some here in response to Kevin Makice's blog about Freebase.

Simular

Should not Bloomingpedia be "similar" to Open Source Software? I presume it is not meant as a simular "of" Open Source Software.