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An idea I've had, is to copy across some of Ron Maimon's better text explaining math and physics concepts, from PSE and Quora. In Wikipedia there is a template, "{{EB1911}}"[1], which is used for articles containing text drawn from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. I'm thinking there could be a "{{maimon}}" template here, with one of the fields being a link to the original, for Ron-derived material.

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Very nice idea! We could even transfer some of Ron Maimon's material on Wiki Pedia (his username there is Likebox) here, since it is very endangered, but I will first ask for his permission on Quora.

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You DON'T need my permission! This is Creative Commons! The whole point of Creative Commons is that even if I am a jerk and say "No", you can do whatever you want. I am not saying no, do whatever you want, I don't care.

But it's not a good idea to somehow make me a special case, because the whole point of making original contributions is to test the site, to test the site, to see if the politics works. If you make an exception for my text, and not others, that defeats the purpose. What's the next person supposed to do?

The text is secondary--- once you fix the politics, there will be no question of specially protecting such and so good text, or such and so a person. Any contribution will be evaluated fairly with a good hearing on the merits.

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75.24.125.205 wrote: You DON'T need my permission! This is Creative Commons! The whole point of Creative Commons is that even if I am a jerk and say "No", you can do whatever you want. I am not saying no, do whatever you want, I don't care.

But it's not a good idea to somehow make me a special case, because the whole point of making original contributions is to test the site, to test the site, to see if the politics works. If you make an exception for my text, and not others, that defeats the purpose. What's the next person supposed to do?

The text is secondary--- once you fix the politics, there will be no question of specially protecting such and so good text, or such and so a person. Any contribution will be evaluated fairly with a good hearing on the merits.

Thanks! You are right, I think, we could probably just use the existing template,
{{Wikipedia}}
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The Wikipedia template can be used for material from Wikipedia. But for material from Quora or PSE, I would suggest just quoting it and then adding a source url at the end. For example

""In 1980, Hermann Nicolai proved that the existence of a supersymmetry is equivalent to the statement that there exists a change of variables to turn the time evolution in the path integral into a stochastic equation..."[1]

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The reason I singled out Ron for attention (hi, Ron) is that he has written a lot of unique expository material on math and physics topics, that would be a good fit for this wiki.

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Mjporter wrote: The Wikipedia template can be used for material from Wikipedia. But for material from Quora or PSE, I would suggest just quoting it and then adding a source url at the end. For example

""In 1980, Hermann Nicolai proved that the existence of a supersymmetry is equivalent to the statement that there exists a change of variables to turn the time evolution in the path integral into a stochastic equation..."[1]

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The reason I singled out Ron for attention (hi, Ron) is that he has written a lot of unique expository material on math and physics topics, that would be a good fit for this wiki.

Makes sense, but then Ron is right when he says that "What's the next person supposed to do?". Maybe there should be a template very similar to what you say, but not only for Ron, but functions like "cite journal", but with a shorter, lighter syntax.

I just made this template: Template:QA. If you are ok with that, I (or you could, too) will just go ahead and delete the Template:Maimon template I created yesterday.

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Mjporter wrote: I like your template and endorse it.

Thanks, I've now deleted the "Maimon" Template, and will mark this as status completed.

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