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Please, add your ideas here. If there is no section for your idea, please, add it.


Date and time

Please put down when you can attend the General Meeting in order of preference:

  • December 4 (8-20 UTC), December 1 (8-12 UTC), December 8 (8-12 UTC), December 11 (8-20 UTC) Beta M - Sorry can't do December 11th Beta M 12:24, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
  • December 4 (16-20 UTC), December 11 (16-20 UTC) Esperanza
  • Unfortunately I will be out of the Internet for some days, so I will not be able to attend the meeting, but I will try to provide some suggestions regarding technical issues in this page. --Cercopithecus 16:23, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
  • December 8 and after. - Samarre, french encyclopedia

General secretary?

  • We need at least a person who would take care about daily jobs in our community; i.e. we need a secretary. I think that it shouldn't be one person (first of all, because it is hard to work alone), so I suggest a three persons secretariat. Also, I think that people in secretariat should rotate every three months (maybe more, maybe less, we should talk about it). --Milos Rancic 19:55, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
  • What involves the "daily work" of the general secretariat?

--Libertà 14:56, 21 February 2008 (UTC) Would´t mind... daily you mean...?

General meetings on the wiki?

  • I think that our IRC General Meetings are not so useful because not all people have enough of free time at the particular moment. We have a wiki and I think that we should use it. According to my experience, I suggest three-phases wiki General Meetings: (1) one week for gathering proposals, (2) one week for discussions about proposals and (3) one week for voting (if voting is needed). --Milos Rancic 19:55, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
    • I agree with this and think it will be very useful. What sort of voting are we talking about, however? I'm very much opposed to majoritarian politics... Beta M 07:00, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Voting and members

  • I agree with this and think it will be very useful. What sort of voting are we talking about, however? I'm very much opposed to majoritarian politics... Beta M 07:00, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
    • I don't think that simple majority is a good solution. Consensus-like system should be good enough (I think that 80% majority is OK). But, as I remember, we didn't have any non-consensual decision through our almost three years of history ;) Also, a good questions are: who is voting?, which people are "us"? We should define at least a person per language who would be responsible for new people; or we should make some other mechanism... --Milos Rancic 08:06, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I think that the rampART collective constitution deals with that quite well. When you simply use their services you are a visitor, if you want to join you simply have to begin participating and on the second participation you are a part of it. Now they are quite weird, as it doesn't actually work this way in real life... but i think it would be a good thing. Let's say that if a person has at least 2 days of contritubions (whether that is articles or any other sort of contributions) the person is a part of the collective. Beta M 11:45, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
    • I learned one good lesson while participating on Serbian Wikipedia and Wikimedia Serbia: Until we were small and unknown project, we were very good. When we started to go to public, we became an easy target for people who were trying to heal their frustrations there... I don't want to talk a lot here about that experience, but I don't participate there since April. So, the point is to find a good defense positions for the community. Even we have much more similar political positions then any community on Wikipedia has, I know destructive anarchists (and what about non-anarchists who are willing to spend a lot of time to destruct one anarchist project?). So, if we want to have such fast adoption in the community, we need a fast exclusion, too... But, I think that better idea is to find some slower and safer method for adopting new members. Some of the ideas for thinking are:
      1. Local adoption and local rules. This may mean, but not necessarily (and maybe better not) language-based local communities. In general, this should be a model of affinity groups (btw, we don't have that article on eng:). So, we should constitute some number of affinity groups (for the beginning, we may say that we have as many affinity groups as languages Anarchopedia has) and to leave to the particular groups a way of adoption of new members (which would become members of Anarchopedian community, too). Also, we should find some way for relatively fast recognizing of affinity groups: a procedure of one week voting after some group express desire to become Anarchopedian affinity group? (We should talk a lot more about this issue. This paragraph is just a scratch...) --Milos Rancic 06:38, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
      2. The crucial thing in the world full of hierarchies is to find a solution between openness and integrity of our own community. So, the previous model (above) may be a good one, but, for sure, it is not the only one. So, we should talk about possible models of organizing our community. --Milos Rancic 06:38, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Publicity of work

  • There is one more thing: If we have something which shouldn't be decided publicly (I know people who don't like to work publicly ;) ), then such decisions may be made on IRC. However, the main idea is to relax IRC decisions because of the main reason (see above). --Milos Rancic 08:06, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
    • I'm for public decisions for things that are public. For example the discussion on Anarchist Point of View must be public... but the discussion how we pay for something that needs to be paid for needs to be private if it names some people or something. Beta M 11:45, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Time of the next session

  • <s>In that sense, I suggest that we make 4th General Meeting on IRC (for example, at Sunday, 22nd July) just to delegate three persons for temporary secretariat who would prepare the 5th General Meeting on wiki.</s> --Milos Rancic 19:55, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
  • So, when would we have another session? For sure, after the a-camp, but when? Maybe to wait people to back from a-camp and to decide then? --Milos Rancic 06:38, 27 July 2007 (UTC)


There will eventually be some major problems if Anarchopedia doesn't become more transparent. There needs to be a clear explanation, a single place where all the agreed rules are listed. At the very most it should be two places, one for the Anarchopedia as the whole, and one for the particular language. It should not be like Wikipedia where users learn the rules slowly as the time goes by, as this creates preferential treatment for the users that have already been a part of the project, and as such is in fact a form of hidden hierarchy. The rules that must be listed (whatever we decide these rules should say):

  • Point of view on Anarchopedia
  • Giving people software access priviledges
  • Blocking people for vandalism
  • How to propose changes to the rules

Beta M 15:44, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Please see Anarchopedia:Policy Beta M 16:37, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


  • We need to gather some money for hosting and domains... However, Libre should tell more where we are standing. --Milos Rancic 19:55, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
    • how do we organise the donations's data backup ? do i have to put that in clear (and the fact that all peoples can see it) or do i have to put the list in private just for anarchopedian peoples ? or do we put it on public/private anarchopedian-lists ? i think names don't have to be enounced in the donation's list, or maybe just pseudo (but no one could have put their pseudo when they have send their donation). problem is that, like i am the treasurer, it would need maybe some controls on money which go on accounts... you can trust in me, don't quiet. But if we were two peoples to verify money account (paypal, others), it would be best, maybe. -- Libre 17:06, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
      • I think that our finances should be transparent. This means that we should announce publicly how much money do we have and how do we spend them. People who gave money should have possibility to decide would they do that anonymously or not, but we should put the list of donations (like: person1 -- 10 EUR, anon1 -- 10 EUR, anon2 -- 20 EUR...). --Milos Rancic 18:21, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
      • Yes, it is a good idea to have more than one person as treasurer. I shouldn't be that, Beta_M is willing to take a responsibility of general secretary, X doesn't like to deal with banks, so Rev is the only person on my mind now (however, maybe we have other people who are able/willing to be treasurers). --Milos Rancic 18:21, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
        • In fact, i think too that it must be transparent. But i thank with some last discussions, that there were a problem with money transparence... I've put donations's list here. -- Libre

Technical issues

  • Anarchopedia is taking a lot of Tachanka's CPU (sometimes 70%). The only relevant solution is to find some money and get more resources... See finances for details ;) --Milos Rancic 19:55, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
    This is a critical problem, I think. CPU usage is high but still we are not serving many pages per second. Our number of users is limited by the number of pages we can serve. I have enabled this page via the apache configuration, to estimate any speed improvements. Possible solutions:
    1. Compiling PHP or trying other PHP code optimization. (using php5-xcache meant a 3x speed up, but we are still below 2 pages served per second). More optimization should be possible by not compiling separately the code for each language-based anarchopedia.
    2. Installing and configuring an HTTP caching proxy like squid (as was used in the past), this should speed up especially the requests from search engine bots and the occasional readers, leaving more space for contributors.
    3. Rate limiting the requests from search engine bots.
    4. Changing from Mediawiki to a different, faster software (may not be easy).
    5. Trying a different version of Mediawiki.
    6. Hardware upgrade (eg. more RAM)
    ~Rev 22 14:46, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
  • We should set up a standard regarding the icons we use for certain actions of categories. This should be set up global, since the upload is on meta. This way we won’t fill up the hdds with useless images, and everything will become way more accessible. --Blindattack 08:59, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
  • People upload images with lowercase first letter... this makes them inaccessible (Image:black cat.png) and this in turn leads to duplication (Image:99051.jpg), can this be changed in any way... possibly just by making a note on the upload page saying that it's important to keep the first letter capital. Beta M 09:14, 26 July 2007 (UTC)


I'm not content with our server-place in USA. I also dislike a place in Europe and prefer a place in south/middle-america. How about Mexico (in example or Venezuela? --X 17:09, 22 August 2007 (UTC) <br> has this been sort it out? my apollogies i was kicked out.

Problem !!!

Our harddrive is full with database-entrys, i copied old backups from 2008 to my laptop and deleted it on a server, that I could restart the server. That gives time to think about a solution for a few days or weeks, I need help for managing /var/log/mysql/* ... --Eamr 12:43, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

What kind of help do you need for those logs? you can save them as backup for later use(like statistics) but usually if there is no problem in the system, you won't need the rotated lugs.Moonfriend 09:21, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

problem with opensearch

In Persian anarchopedia we have a problem: the [1] is not available. can we solve it there? or someone can do it somewhere else? Moonfriend 09:21, 16 January 2011 (UTC)


  • I opened test phase of "Anarchopedian blog". I think that we should talk about it at the linked page (at the moment nothing is there; I'll write something about it, but anyone who has some questions, ideas, suggestions etc. about this issue -- let (s)he feel free to start the page. The main idea of the blog is to gather community. --Milos Rancic 19:55, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
    Maybe you already know about this, maybe you don't. I've just found it now. Blindattack 21:23, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
    Good point, there is no reason to reinvent the wheel when the resources (specifically 'human resources') are not that great in our project yet. Beta M 09:15, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
    I can't disagree with you on that but I think that the main goal of a blog, for a group or collective, is to get a way of communicating what's around, what's being done, to invite to participation,... I think it could bring the project to more real-life-connectedness (new word) - samarre (french AP)
  • Also, I think that we should start a project "", which should be a social networking site for anarchists, which would allow categorization by interests, ideas etc. What others think about it? I made a link to the page, so anyone interested in such project may add her/his comments there. --Milos Rancic 19:55, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
    I don't know if this is such a good idea. I understand you are trying to get more people on anarchopedia, and this will definitely get them, but it won’t get the type of people that would actually contribute to anarchopedia. They’ll basically just fill up their profile pages with useless junk, and use up the space on the servers for nothing. --Blindattack 08:59, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
    Yes, this is always a problem. Maybe we should introduce blog now and to see how it is going with that... If our experience with blogs would be good enough (i.e. we got some new editors), maybe social public networking site wouldn't be so bad idea. I think that such things are needed by the online anarchist community and that we should try to make it. --Milos Rancic 11:16, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
    I wish to disagree with this. Let's think about who will actually blog. Most likely it will be only some of the people who are already on anarchopedia, it will not bring up more people. Social networking however, does help. The problem is that it needs to be very well throught through, and it should be something well done or not done at all. I think this topic has been discussed on #anarchopedia before. Beta M 09:22, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Projects space

I would like to add space on meta wiki that would be used on contact between the different apedias. A page where different apedias could explain their projects would be very helpful to understand others and maybe inspire from what they create. - User:Samarre-fr

Iʼll definitely second this proposal. I think that there needs to be enough autonomy for the decisions made in the different communities, but others should know of what is going on. Beta M 10:33, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
I propose this page: Anarchopedia:Inter-projects. If you have anything to add or note, feel free to do so. If a more international expression could fit, I would personally find it better. - samarre

Are the projects saved?

This one will maybe be answered without needing a general assembly, but I still have this question unresolved: are the projects saved somewhere so if the site is hacked, internet goes down or whatever, the texts will be available? - samarre


I think that having people discuss articles in is a great idea, and have articles look more like MeatballWiki-like discussions than "articles" which seems too much like NPOV to me. I believe we should include, welcome all points of view (except if they are to promote spam), but this view may be a bit flawed when it comes to authoritarians or people on the "side" of neutrality. But I think that things would be better with ThreadMode, not DocumentMode. Another thing is that we could eliminate talk pages and user talk pages (because user pages and mainspace pages will be discussions) which will save some server space. --<span style="font-family:FreeSans,'Bitstream Vera Sans';"><font color="#a00">A<font color="#a44">n<font color="#c22">o<font color="#b60">n<font color="#a77">y</font>m</font>i</font>t</font>y</font></span> (aka Ionas_Freeman) 22:22, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't like that idea. There are already thousands upon thousands of forums for anarchist discussion. There are also wikis which have "All Points of View" policy. But currently there is nothing like Anarchopedia. If we will try to make this project like all the others, we will lose the diversity and any reason for people to be here. Beta M 13:06, 21 February 2008 (UTC)


I believe that protection of pages should be a last resort, there should be a limited number of pages protected. Also protecting talk pages should not be allowed, as it disallows people from expressing something. I think that this should be one of the policies. Beta M 14:52, 21 February 2008 (UTC)


IP addresses in database

I am currently working on the simple way to make the IP addresses stored in the database almost useless to the attacker who manages to get ahold of our database (either through social engineering or other means). My plan is to hash all the IP addresses before they get stored in the database. This way we can still compare if two IP addresses are in fact the same (allowing us to check for sockpoppetry, or to block spammers), but makes it more expensive to track down the person from the hash in the database. Negative aspects include that i'll probably have to make a slight hack in the code of MediaWiki (i will announce before doing it, and will definitely back everything up prior to that) which will make it more difficult to update to newer versions (as the hack will have to be replecated). The database aspect will be done with the trigger on mysql tables, so that change will be seemless. Beta M 09:57, 25 February 2008 (UTC)


Please accept my apologies for the slowness of the delivery of the workable freekiwiki, i am working on it, and hope to have a release which can work propperly in synchrony with MediaWiki. I do not have the release schedule, and cannot say when i will be done, as i am performing a major redesign at the moment. Beta M 09:57, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Compatibility etc.

The only thing which I would like to be implemented in all changes is the compatibility with MediaWiki code. If we don't have such compatibility, we wouldn't be able to upgrade MediaWiki, which usually includes a very basic things, like anti-spam prevention. The best way for doing so is to make an extension for MediaWiki. --Milos Rancic 10:35, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Also, we should be possible to see if two addresses belongs to the same C class. I think that such solution was made by IRC daemon (on In brief, particular numbers inside of IPv4 notation should be encrypted. --Milos Rancic 10:35, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

I have been writing a lengthy response to your post disagreeing with you, and realised that my IP hashing project won't help. If two people use the same IP they will still show up identical after the hash, and if the person can use proxy, nothing stops one from using proxy in the different C class. So here-by i am stopping the hash project. (see my proposal now below) Beta M 14:21, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
New CheckUser interface (our is very old) may see client software, too (or, at least, how client software introduces themselves to web server). Very often way for making (stupid) vandalism is to use dynamic IP address of one provider, which is usually inside of the same C class. So, having some kind of sum for each IP address may be very useful. Or, at least, having a separate sum for the first three numbers of an IP address (it is not so simple to crack 2^48 of combinations even with known algorithm). --Milos Rancic 17:41, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Note, also, that one thing is encryption of MediaWiki database and the other thing is encryption of Apache logs. Without solving both things, the problem is not solved. --Milos Rancic 10:35, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Question: For how long do we keep the logs? Would it be possible to set up a simple script that would wipe the logs from January on Chinese New Year, and logs from February on April Fools? The same can be done with the IP addresses in the databases. I mean if after a month we still don't know if the person is a vandal or not, we won't learn that afterwards. I am not talking about IPs which were blocked, or even IPs of the users who aren't logged in, but rather the IPs which are stored for the logged in users in the recentchanges table. Beta M 14:21, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Generally, until the disk is full (or until Anarchopedia is moving on some other server) and after that an Anarchopedian with good enough Internet connection and enough of space on their hard disk is backupping logs. My personal opinion about logs is that they are our history and that they should be kept somewhere out of servers (encrypted, whatever). However, if dominant opinion is to delete logs, it is OK for me (I understand privacy concerns). --Milos Rancic 17:41, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I also agree that we need to be compatible, but I cannot program, therefore, I don't think I can help. --Anon. | Talk (<font color="#d34700">@</font> 23:48, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

what's an APOV

  • Following the last G.M., some anarchists were leaving the project cause that acceptance of capitalistsPOV in here. do we have to leave all this project and going on (e.g) infoshop ?
  • post-modernism terminology, capitalist terminology, socialist terminology, anarchist terminology ? what's freedom and equality ? do we need authoritarians theories to live and practice anarchy ?

-- Libre

(The next text was originally written in Russian about ruWikipedia and posted at rus:User:Caesarion/АТЗ. There are minor differences between ru and en Wikipedias, but you should understand me)

One of five pillars of Wikipedia is NPOV (neutral point of view). In a nutshell: 'All Wikipedia articles and other encyclopedic content must be written from a neutral point of view, representing significant views fairly, proportionately, and without bias.' I want to remind two types of violation: 1) bias; 2) incompleteness.

There is APOV (anarchistic point of view) in Anarchopedia, but there is no concensus what it is. I'll try to formulate it.

Well. Wikipedia's definition consists of 2 parts. The first tells that editors must present facts, but mustn't propagandize that one fact is true and other is wrong. The second tells that all points of view must be presented fully and proportionally.

APOV consist of 2 parts, too. And the first is the same as Wikipedia has: APOV requires only presentation of facts, but no propaganda. The difference is in the second part.

APOV requires acquaintance with all points of view (completeness must be), but only acquaintance. And fully consideration is needed only from the view of anarchist (or anarchists, because anarchism consists of many schools). Also there must be criticism (if any) of these points of view.

Well, I'll try to formulate the second part of APOV: all point of view must be presented, but fully consideration is needed only for the anarchists points of view (and their criticism).

Finally I want to remind, that Anarchopedia is an encyclopaedia, but not a mouthpiece for anarchism propaganda. Misha Verbitsky wrote in his book 'Anticopyright' words, which, I think, must be the first rule of any thematic wiki-encyclopaedia: <blockquote> <p>Discussion of arguments pros and cons copyright is a stupid work; it is like religious debate about advantages of Linux over Microsoft (and vice versa) or criminal Yeltsin's gang (which must be judged) and necessity of market reforms. Adherents of different points of view have no chances to come to an agreement, and even won't listen to each other.</p> <p>Of cource, it is impossible to get any sense from these arguments. Idea, any idea, could win only if its opponents will die. Point of this book is not to persuade anyone; persuasion is the product of high salary or when someone is hit with something heavy on the head. This book is not for that, but for fixing of different instructive stories about anticopyright.</p> </blockquote>

-- Caesarion 16:18, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

oops sorry, i didn't see that there were a response.
i think APOV have to be depending of an anarchist perspective. all point of view can be stated but the perspective of articles have to be anarchist. -- Libre 7 February 2009.

Case-sensitivity of the first character

First of all two links: [2] and [3]. So, let's talk about $wgCapitalLinks. Now the first character is case-sensitive in many (A)pedias. I'm not sure it is the best. I'll try to summarize the pros and cons (please feel free to edit).

Arguments for the first character should be case-sensitive

  • Depending on the first character some words have different meanings. E.g. Internet/internet or God/god.
  • The only extra action editor must do is to add also template in the beginning of the article.

Arguments for the first character should not be case-sensitive

  • Not so mush words have different meanings. Wikipedia also has articles Internet and God, but it is not a problem. (A)pedia is an encyclopaedia, not a dictionary, so it is better to do as Wikipedia does.
  • Somebody could forget to add also template. And somebody could forget the meaning of the word when he or she makes link. Mechanism of disambiguation page garantees no errors like these.
  • Sometimes link could be in the beginning of sentence, sometimes in the middle. There are 2 solutions: piped links and redirects. But it is easier to make unpiped links then piped. And make redirects for MOST articles is not the best.


We must understand the goal and the means. The goal is clear: to differ meanings of one word. The means is also clear: each meaning should have its own article. I hope everyone agrees with this.

The question is which mechanism is better: case-sensitivity of the first character or disambiguation page? Ex facte the first mechanism is looked more natural. But judge not of men and things at first sight! Yes, I agree, the second mechanism is more sophisticated, but it has one really big advantage: it prevents errors. It will be impossible to confuse one article with another, because there will be only one disambiguation page for both links and two articles with really different names. So I think we should use case-insensitive first character in all (A)pedias. Caesarion 16:26, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Anarchopedia is...

What is Anarchopedia? Now this simple question doesn't have the only answer. Look at this:

I think it is very important to understand what we are (and what we are not) and to formulate it in a few sentonces and post it in every main page (and other suitable places). So let's write down statements (to reach a consensus) and then we should combine them in a few (better one) sentences.

Anarchopedia is

  • Multilanguage wiki-face of world anarchism.
Is it forever, that uses wiki and only wiki? Will we use any other technology together with wiki?
Is it true that we are the world face? Is there any bigger, more popular site like Anarchopedia?
  • An experiment in Anarchy and anarchistic management.
  • At least a part of Anarchopedia is encyclopaedia.

Is Anarchopedia?

  • Anarchist community?
I disagree that Anarchopedia is a place for anarchists only. I think Anarchopedia is a place where all people could get (and put) information about anarchism.
  • Nothing but encyclopaedia?
Of cource, encyclopaedia about anarchism is the main idea of this site. I think we shouldn't stop. We have wiki, so it is possible for example to publish online (or store scans of offline) newpaper about anarchism.

Anarchopedia as encyclopaedia is not

  • Mouthpiece for anarchism propaganda.
Encyclopaedia must contain no propaganda. Encyclopaedia must tell truth independently of its authors views. In other places (e.g. on the users personal pages) propaganda is acceptable, but not in encyclopaedia.

-- Caesarion 16:19, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

What is truth ? isn't there capitalist's truth, statist's truth, anarchist's truth and others differents truth depending on your point of view ? i think there's an anarchist's truth, and that anarchopedia have to take an APOV, or, to die in post-modernism restricto-terminologisation novlang. -- Libre 21:03, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Scientific facts are truth. I hope everyone agree that there is no capitalism/statist/anarchistic/other science. 'There are much more straights than gays' -- it is fact. 'Gays are worse/better than straight' -- it is not fact, it is opinion of some people. If we write an article about gays, we must tell about this opinion and about people who participate it, but we mustn't assert that it is true or false. And even in the article 'anarchy' we mustn't assert that anarchy is better than authority. -- Caesarion 21:28, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
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Ok i understand what you meant first ; It is taking a scientific POV about truth. But it exist differents scientific POV about things, differents theories... and some theories can be false (Geocentric model, Germ theory of disease), cause basis are bad.
"terminology" can having differents meanings depending POV. And that even science can't cut and saying what is the good terminology or good signifiance of words... there's history of terminology depending movements. Anarchism own his terminology, by his history, which is not the same that capitalists/statists/others ones... Meanings can change with history and evolution of life/society, but not the basis (hypothesis, axioms ?)...
By example : Anarchism fight for Liberty and equality which are the opposite to authority. Hierarchical is authoritarian, then theories which defend hierarchical are authoritarian, and are opposite to liberty and equality, then to anarchism. by example, "anarcho"-capitalism defend hierarchical, then there's nothing anarchism in that theory. Then a definition/introduction must explain clearly in the article that it is not anarchism, but an oxymoron, a false theory.
And to reply to "Anarchopedia as encyclopaedia is not... Mouthpiece for anarchism propaganda" ; it existed an "anarchist encyclopedia" which was written by anarchists (and near) in which you can read some really good anarchist propaganda... Then if Anarchopedia is an encyclopaedia, and that there's no anarchist propaganda, why this "Anarcho"-encyclopaedia-project ?
-- Libre
If there are several definitions of a term, must write down all of them. E.g. for the article 'anarcho-capitalism' it should be something like this:<blockquote>
Anarcho-capitalists (and most researchers and some other anarchists, e.g. anarcho-individualists) state, that anarcho-capitalism is a school in anarchism...<br><br>Most other anarchists (especially anarcho-communists and anarcho-collectivists) state, that the word anarcho-capitalism is an oxymoron, a false theory, because anarchism and capitalism are not compatible with each other.


Such definition covers all of the meanings and propagandizes nothing. This is what any encyclopedia must be.
I didn't read "anarchist encyclopedia", but who calls it an 'encyclopedia'? Themselves, I think. To call oneself and to be -- it is not the same. If they propagandize something, they are not an encyclopedia.
And Anarchopedia is 'anarcho' because, firstly, it isn't a general encyclopedia like Wikipedia is. There must be no articles in Anarchopedia which have no relation to anarchism. And secondly, Anarchopedia is an experiment in Anarchy and anarchistic management.
-- Caesarion 08:33, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
In that example of definition, it take a capitalist POV, under a scientific neutral POV bias. It define implicitly hypothesis that "Anarchism" beeing only against state, then like capitalists are against actual form of state (in fact "a"-c want their private state, their private monopole of force to protect their private property) it allow to enounce it like being in anarchism, but it's a false hypothesis, cause anarchism is against all form of state (private, public, etc) and hierarchies... The hypothesis of this definition is false. with a such hypothesis, we can add in all sort of authoritarian theories/movements, which don't accept actual State... but would want their particular State. That is a scientific and libertarian POV i enounce, and not a scientific and neutral POV. I don't believe in neutrality. Neutrality is for wp. Neutralism is for mainstream. I am for an anarchist perspectivism. The aim is anarchy, means have to be connected to that, and vis versa.
This definition take a capitalist POV, it use in the defintion all their ideological/terminological bias. And that is scientific, it just search all their propaganda, it use the same. it reproducte their ideology.
There's no need to allow capitalist propaganda to use Anarchopedia, wikipedia (or others) is enough for them.
I am an anarchist without adjectives, i recognize all form of anarchism, and i reject all archists. capitalists can't be anarchists, cause they are hierarchists. they are only a radical form of liberalism.
What it is written like example of definition can't be an introduction. it can be just a debate beetween Anarchism and "A"-capitalism. But an introduction need a scientific and non-neutral POV.
in eng:anarcho-capitalism, i propose to enounce a minimal introduction of that theory depdnding a anarchist perspective :<blockquote>
"The "anarcho"-capitalism is a liberal political philosophy and theory, non-anarchist, who want to privatize state for the benefit of capitalist competing companies. They defend actual economical and social hierarchy. Anarcho-capitalists state that anarcho-capitalism is a school in anarchism... They attempts to reconcile capitalism, as defined in classical liberalism, with Anarchism and anarchist themes such as opposition to the State and individual freedom. Most other anarchists state that the word anarcho-capitalism is an oxymoron, a false theory, because anarchism and capitalism are not compatible with each other, and that anti-statism and individual freedom aren't sufficient to be enounced like "anarchist""
About the "anarchist encyclopedia" (only in french), it is sure it wasn't a "neutralist encyclopedia". Articles of that "anarchist encyclopedia" are reproducted in here : l'Encyclopédie Anarchiste de Sébastien Faure.
In fact, even the "Encyclopedia - a systematic dictionary of the sciences, arts, and crafts -" from Diderot and d'Alembert had the aim to fight religious and political fanatism, and apologize rational and freedom spirit. I think Anarchopedia can fight against economical and political authoritarism in all sorts... like capitalism, statism, nationalism, etc. Do we have to support authoritarians views which presents themselves like libertarians ? no. We know what was/is wrong with moralist (religious & co) authoritarians, we know what was/is wrong with economics (capitalists & co) and politicals (statists & co) authoritarians... and we are, anarchist, anti-authoritarians. do we have to having shame of that ?
-- Libre 11:08, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Let's leave the discussion of ideologies to their actual pages, shall we? There's no shame in describing what anarchism is and stands for- in fact, the Wiki can at present be used as a highly useful guide to anarchy for archists. Let's stick to discussing the wiki as a whole.

There are too many irrelevant articles. And too many red links, which, if created, would only add to the list of irrelevant articles. Is this an encyclopedia of anarchism, or just another general encyclopedia, created primarily by anarchists? I suppose a general encyclopedia without the problematic restrictions of Wikipedia might be beneficial, but in general those restrictions aren't really problematic. Their NPOV policy is good for most general issues. It's when we start talking about contentious issues, like anarchism, that it becomes a problem -- and that's where an encyclopedia of anarchism becomes necessary. I think this encyclopedia should be limited to the subject at hand. Irrelevant articles should be deleted, and red links should not be made if the articles they initiate would be irrelevant. Instead, we should simply link to Wikipedia (or some other general encyclopedia) for general and irrelevant issues. I'm sure we could play "seven degrees of separation" and find tangential relevance for just about any issue, but common sense is enough to tell us which articles need to be here and which don't. I'm not implying rules and enforcement here, just consensus agreement and self-restraint. The current consensus seems to be for the project to become a general encyclopedia, written mostly from the anarchist perspective. I suggest we rethink this. I suggest an encyclopedia of anarchism, limited accordingly, by agreement. --Razor6 20:37, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

I would suggest that we leave aside the term "truth" for the purposes of this discussion. I think that the standard for posting should be factual accuracy, with the understanding that facts can be interpreted in myriad different ways. The idea of "neutral POV" is an oxymoron; no point of view is every really neutral. It would make more sense, in my opinion, to allow for multiple points of view on the same basic facts as long as those points of view are made as explicit as possible. --User:elisa

While it is neither necessary nor practical to insist that truth is required, it seems to me entirely possible to infer that the search for truth, at least, is part of the goals of this encyclopaedia. That way we are not caught in the trap that WP got in: Verifiability Uber Alles, and other devotions to compromises. Ignore All Rules never gets used in WP, and that is why. If you are not allergic to European history, read Auld Alliance for an example of the potential truth or at least beauty of 'essays'; every day I pray some deletionist Philistine does not get ahold of that article.Anarchangel 07:54, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Wholesale deletion of articles

I believe everything on the Spanish Civil War has either been deleted or removed, probably by some capitalist who came across the website. Try to look any information up on it, you will end up with nothing. Yesterday it was all there, but today there is nothing on the Spanish Civil War. --User:XC(A)libur <br>Anarchangel moved this comment on 25 Sept Anarchangel 09:01, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

<s>I concur; I rewrote a Spanish Civil War article, and it also was deleted; the record of my writing it disappeared from my Contributions. That would have taken an administrator to accomplish on WP, I dunno about here. I wrote a Guatemala coup of 1954, Democracy Now!, and numerous other articles; they were all deleted, and again, the record disappeared. Please please pay attention to this problem, I really want to contribute here but I cannot if it is all for nothing. Anarchangel 09:01, 25 September 2009 (UTC)</s> My bad, sorry. When anyone clicks on the link to this discussion, they get moved to Meta, and Meta shows none of the contributions for Anarchopedia, nor is there an obvious link back to Anarchopedia. All my articles are still here. Or, there. You know what I mean. Anarchangel 09:07, 25 September 2009 (UTC)