simplewiki

一个词汇与语法都相对简单的英文维基百科。

地址:https://simple.wikipedia.org

内容特点如下:

Use Basic English vocabulary and shorter sentences. This allows people to understand normally complex terms or phrases.
Write good pages. The best encyclopedia pages have useful, well-written information.
Use the pages to learn and teach. These pages can help people learn English. You can also use them to make a new Wikipedia to help other people.
Simple does not mean short. Writing in Simple English means that simple words are used. It does not mean readers want basic information. Articles do not have to be short to be simple; expand articles, add details, but use basic vocabulary.
Be bold! Your article does not have to be perfect, because other editors will fix it and make it better. And most importantly, do not be afraid to start and make articles better yourself.

 

Wikipedia Modernized

The world's leading Wikipedia reader

Wikiwand是一款能够改变维基百科条目界面的软件,2013年由利奥尔·格罗斯曼和依兰·列文创建,2014年8月正式上线。软件界面包含工具栏菜单、导航栏、其他语言版本的个性化链接、新版面和链接条目的预览。内容列表将在左侧不断显示。

格罗斯曼开发软件是为了克服维基百科给自己的不满,他曾认为:

“有五亿人使用的全球第五受欢迎的网站对我们而言没有任何意义,网站的界面有好十几年没有更新。我们发现维基百科的界面杂乱,难以阅读(小文章文本框过大),难以浏览,缺乏可用性)”

然而,在我看来,与其说Wikiwand是一个Wikipedia阅读器,不如说它是就是一个漂亮的皮肤,我们可以选择去安装它,或直接去使用它。

Wikiwand起始页(不是首页)

没错,就是这样,尽管官网上提供了iOS APP,Android APP(处于early invite阶段,未开放),Chrome拓展,Firefox组件和Safari拓展,但是这些并没有什么太大的区别。在Death的实际使用体验中,Chrome拓展就是将Wikipedia的页面默默地跳转到了Wikiwand网站上的对应页面,我本来以为Wikiwand是一个绑定了样式的Stylish,其实不然,Wikiwand应该(个人见解,未必正确)就是一个修改了样式的Wikipedia反向代理,我们可以直接通过访问其官网来使用Wikiwand。

(9月7号补充,在启用拓展时页面载入速度更快。9月8号再次补充,国内部分地区访问Wikiwand的速度极慢,建议使用拓展以提升速度。)

下面有一组对比图,说实话,习惯了Wikipedia的界面,Wikiwand确实有一种给人一种惊艳的感觉。确实是一款不错的“阅读器”,一个漂亮的皮肤。它值得我们去使用……

另外,Wikiwand可以在国内正常访问。

另外,Wikiwand可以在国内正常访问。

另外,Wikiwand可以在国内正常访问。

(重要的事情说三遍,还不心动吗?smiley

(9月8号补充,国内部分地区可能打开网站会超时,在开启拓展后可以正常使用Wikiwand。)

PS:

想回到Wikipedia的页面?点击右上角的“W”图标选择“Read On Wikipedia”就好了~(在拓展启用后也可以通过右下角的W悬浮图标来切换~),语言切换也在右上角~~

继续阅读

神奇的维基百科条目集。

维基志异:https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:維基誌異

维基志异收录了维基百科中一些不寻常的条目。这些条目都是维基人对维基百科的宝贵贡献,只不过是有一点异常、怪,或者说,你可别指望着能从一般百科全书中见到。我们必须对这些条目进行特别小心仔细的维护,以达到百科全书的最高标准,而不至于显得不专业。

判定“不寻常”的准则,探讨所得的共识基本如下:

你不会期待从通常的百科全书中找到该条目;
条目中含有通常人会认为不寻常的组合,比如:无聊龙属、钻石吧、极限烫衣……
注:这只是一个大概的定义,有的条目不完全符合上述准则,仍然可以收集到“志异”中。

English version:

“Wikipedia:Unusual articles”:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Unusual_articles

There are almost 5 million articles in the English Wikipedia. These are the ones that Wikipedians have identified as being a bit unusual. These articles are verifiable, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia, but are a bit odd, whimsical, or something you would not expect to find in Encyclopædia Britannica. We should take special care to meet the highest standards of an encyclopedia with these articles lest they make Wikipedia appear idiosyncratic. If you wish to add articles to this list, the article in question should preferably meet one or more of these criteria:

  1. The article is something you would not expect to find in a standard encyclopedia.
  2. The subject is an unusual combination of concepts, such as cosmic latte, death from laughter etc.
  3. The subject is an anomaly: something that defies common sense, common expectations or common knowledge, such as Bir Tawil, Märket, Phineas Gage, List of snow events in Florida etc.
  4. The subject is well-documented for unexpected notoriety or an unplanned cult following at extreme levels, such as Ampelmännchen or All your base are belong to us.
  5. The subject is a hoax of significant success, such as Sokal affair or Mary Toft.
  6. The subject might be found amusing, though serious.
  7. The article is a list or collection of articles/subjects meeting the criteria above.

This definition is not precise. Some articles may still be considered unusual even if they do not fit these guidelines.