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See also Conservative Wikis like Infogalactic - Conservapedia - Metapedia, and avoid the Leftist Propagandapedia called Wikipedia

NOTICE: This Wiki is a fork of content from 3 main sources: the libertarian InfoGalactic, Conservapedia and the conservative nationalist Metapedia.org.

Infogalactic, an alternative to Wikipedia, is an online encyclopedia that aimed to be an improved version of Wikipedia. To this end, Infogalactic is a fork of Wikipedia, meaning that its content is derived from a past version of Wikipedia and has diverged from it over time. Infogalactic aspires to avoid possesses the bureaucracy and biases of Wikipedia.<ref>Project Bigfork: Infogalactic by Vox Day</ref> Science fiction author Vox Day is Infogalactic's lead designer.<ref>

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016

Project Big Fork: Infogalactic

INFOGALACTIC: an online encyclopedia without bias or thought police

Zürich, Switzerland. All around the world, thousands of users are accessing and editing the new online encyclopedia for the 21st Century, Infogalactic, which styles itself the Planetary Knowledge Core™. Conceived as a next-generation replacement for Wikipedia, the troubled online encyclopedia, Infogalactic is a dynamic fork of Wikipedia that is designed to supplant its predecessor by addressing the problems of bias, vandalism, harassment, abuse, and inaccuracy that have plagued the Wikimedia Foundation’s flagship project for years.

“Every notable public figure who has a page devoted to them knows very well what an inaccurate nightmare Wikipedia is,” said Vox Day, Lead Designer of Infogalactic, a computer game designer and bestselling philosopher. “The page about me there has had everything from my place of birth to the number of times I’ve been married wrong. And that’s not even counting the outright abuse, such as when Wikipedians replaced the entire page with a definition of a sexually-transmitted disease or with a string of obscenities.”

Infogalactic plans to solve the structural problems of a community-edited online encyclopedia through objectivity, proven game design principles, and a sophisticated series of algorithms. Currently in an operational Phase One, the Planetary Knowledge Core has a five-phase Roadmap that its founders claim will eliminate edit warring, significantly improve accuracy, neutralize vandalism and other forms of griefing, and render all forms of political bias on the part of administrators and editors irrelevant.

“The primary challenge facing any online wiki is the individual editor’s incentive to impose his perspective on everyone else,” said Renegade, the Operations Director of Infogalactic, who, as per the organization’s pro-anonymity policy, is known only by his handle. “Most people who contribute to an online knowledge base do so because they want to have their say, but in the end there can be only one perspective that is enforced by the site’s administrators. Infogalactic has solved that problem by embracing true objectivity and eliminating the enforcement incentive by moving from a centralized, vertically-stacked orientation to a decentralized, horizontally-distributed model.”

Infogalactic’s anti-bias architecture will permit users to select their preferred perspective and automatically see the version of the subject page that is closest to it based on a series of algorithms utilizing three variables, Relativity, Reliability, and Notability. This means a supporter of Hillary Clinton will see a different version of the current Donald Trump page than a Donald Trump supporter will, as both users will see the version of the page that was most recently edited by editors with perspective ratings similar to his own.

Read the rest of the press release at Infogalactic. Seven Canons Development Roadmap Support Infogalactic

Thanks to the 172 Original Galaxians who made this possible. Special thanks to Rifleman and Renegade, who have both put in an incredible amount of time and effort. Thanks to Crew and Veritas, who did not hesitate to throw down and take responsibility for two vital areas moving forward. Thanks to Robert, the first Techstar, who provided invaluable advice. Thanks to the scores of early supporters, who have demonstrated that this is going to be a viable community effort.

And as for everyone else, now you know. Get on board, spread the word, and take back the cultural high ground of social media!

POSTED BY VD @ 10/10/2016 12:00:00 PM


Planned user preferred perspective based information architecture

Vox Day wrote: Infogalactic plans to solve the structural problems of a community-edited online encyclopedia through objectivity, proven game design principles, and a sophisticated series of algorithms. Currently in an operational Phase One, the Planetary Knowledge Core has a five-phase Roadmap that its founders claim will eliminate edit warring, significantly improve accuracy, neutralize vandalism and other forms of griefing, and render all forms of political bias on the part of administrators and editors irrelevant….

Infogalactic’s anti-bias architecture will permit users to select their preferred perspective and automatically see the version of the subject page that is closest to it based on a series of algorithms utilizing three variables, Relativity, Reliability, and Notability. This means a supporter of Hillary Clinton will see a different version of the current Donald Trump page than a Donald Trump supporter will, as both users will see the version of the page that was most recently edited by editors with perspective ratings similar to his own.1)

Use of A.D. and B.C. for dating rather than C.E. and B.C.E.

On February 17, 2017, an administrator at Infogalactic announced: “After discussion in the council, it was determined that we use BC/AD. New articles and edits should use that style. If you are quoting material, use the quoted style (perhaps with a [BC|AD] after dates in the &#91;BCE&#124;CE&#93; style).”<ref>Admin Crew on the use of A.D. and B.C. for dating rather than C.E. and B.C.E.</ref>

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