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If Wikipedia paid experts to write or edit articles, what would the cost be?

Assuming only other expenses are for Web hosting, that IT professionals are paid what's common for their industry, and that the Foundation staff is paid what is common for charities.

Asked By: - 1/5/2010
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Money is not the only thing that Wikipedia could pay experts. If they were to be given control and a byline, I think most experts would be willing to accept a token amount of money for their work. Imagine the two-way prestige of an expert being able to say something like "I wrote THE Wikipedia article on Einstein's... More
Answered By: Lisa - 1/13/2010
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I think one could imagine a coordinated effort to host Wikipedia, shut off new amateur content, get rid of the 1.5 million or so "cruft" articles about Futurama episodes and Welsh footballers, leaving about 1.5 million "serious" encyclopedic core articles that could be "assigned" to a team of (let's say) 1,500... More
Answered By: MyWikiBiz.com - 1/5/2010
 
Erik Zachte (of Wikipedia statistics fame) has a fantastic article on this subject called "Quantifying volunteer contribution". You can read it at < http://infodisiac.com/blog/2008/10/quantifying-volunteer-contribution... More
Answered By: Waldir - 1/7/2010
 
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