RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
My WIkipedia experience with Oregon was creating the "Paisley Caves" article. I live in Massachusetts, and I happened to notice a news item about the discovery of pre-Clovis coprilites in one of the Paisley Caves in Oregon. I found nothing in Wikipedia, so I did just as Pete suggests: went to a "talk" page (might even have been somewhere on the Oregon Portal page, I can't remember) and was encouraged to simply start an article myself!
"But" - I demurred - "I really don't know anything about this..." and I was encouraged to just put up the little I had noted in the news, complete with some of the references associated with the news article. I did this, and spent the next several weeks enjoying how the little article grew and improved - the first edits came in within a half-hour of my posting the article!
I really enjoy this quick-response aspect of Wikipedia: you can start something up (presumably you'll do at least a little checking into sources!), with the confidence that other people will check it out and improve/correct it.
posted 4 years ago
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