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Revision as of 06:29, 24 May 2008 by Hameshatumkochaha (Talk | contribs)


This project seems to duplicate the mandate of WikiBooks. Although, given my personal experience with WikiBooks, they have a very ridged view of what's allowed and what is not. What was the reason for creating this versus WikiBooks? -- 11:39, 13 April 2007 (EDT)

Whereas WikiBooks is for free full text "books", WikiSummaries provides summaries of popular and classic books (and documents, etc.). --Admin 13:16, 13 April 2007 (EDT)

I agree that WikiBooks and WikiSummaries are different projects. I wanted to point out that the current text on WikiSummaries' pages would be more appropriately called "WikiReviews" as the sentences are in the users' words and not the book authors'. Hence, if one wants, one could summarize book in one's words, but for a book's "Summary" it should be mainly taken in Author's words by quoting sentences leading to a book's summary / collection of main thoughts and quotes providing a good overview of what is in the book and the style of language used. If collected appropriately, they won't appear odd without context. This should not have any copyright issues either if we have a word limit / % text quotes used limit. If folks agree, please define the project and guidelines accordingly so documents would be more appropriate reflections. Regards,

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This is a great wiki with a great idea, I love it!