Talk:Marspedia's popularity

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I drop links to pertinent articles whenever the concepts come up in discussion. I recommend you guys do that as well. - Jarogers2001 04:10, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

I am not very busy on other sites on the internet, but this is definitely true. However, it does not seem to help very much, and I do not believe this is the solution already. To attract contributers is one thing, to keep them here is another. I'm afraid, the latter is our problem. -- Rfc 17:16, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

The Quality of the Site

I have looked over the questions and cannot suggest a particular failing. Colonizing Mars is hard work, and so is developing good copy describing the prospects. For me the problem has been budgeting time to make good contributions.--Farred 20:25, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
... which seems to fit " Are people too busy struggling their daily life?" best. Yeah, that is my problem too. And most people seem not to be interested in such a "weired" idea of colonizing Mars at all. And yet, the number of Mars Society members is constantly rising. Is it for them easy enough to pay a membership fee, but contributing is to hard? I am trying to think what keeps them away from Marspedia? And what can we do to encourage them? -- Rfc 18:53, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Whenever I read the following on the front page, I often want to shake my head. These have crackpot written all over them:
  • No Need to be Notable
  • No Need to be Neutral
  • Commercial Links are OK - Jarogers2001 04:16, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I have added an appropriate question to the list. But what is so wrong about that? I think we can not be better than Wikipedia if we have exactly the same policies. There are quite a few people contributing to the Mars pages on Wikipedia, which is fine, of course. How should we attract those contributors away from Wikipedia? From my own experience I know there are another few people in conflict with Wikipedia's policies, mostly regarding the Notability thing. A whole lot of discouraged writers, whose contributions have been removed from Wikipedia's prim pages, commented with "not notable" or "original research". I wonder why we can not attract them to Marspedia. Do you really think the Marspedia policies keep potential contributors away? -- Rfc 17:16, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Error creating thumbnail

Example: Charcoal. This occurs with every new image inserted. So, the pages look terrible. Does this influence Marspedia's popularity? -- Rfc 12:26, 30 November 2013 (UTC)