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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 07:38
Breaking Wikipedia's rules.

Replicating Wikipedia seems like wasted effort and bandwidth. Accordingly it seems like the best material for the Wiki would be things that can't be put on Wikipedia because it breaks a rule. So which rules should we break and what are the most important ones to concentrate on breaking first?

No original research.
Wikipedia is not an instruction manual.
Neutral point of view?
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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 09:25

We could break Rule #1 and put Actual Scientific material on the SM wiki.

Things like Actual Experiments, Real Results, photos of things We Actually Did etc.

Stuff like that.

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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 14:54

We already do all three of those:

1. Some pages already cite original research by members, and we are hoping to make it the more permanent home of write-ups from Prepublication.
2. Every page about a chemical compound or element has a section dedicated to instructions on the preparation of it, and there is a whole category of "How-To" pages.
3. By nature, it won't be exactly neutral as the point of it is to present information that is useful specifically to amateur chemists, rather than to the general public.

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[*] posted on 24-5-2017 at 08:43

Sciencemadness already does most of these things that you are mentioning. The "Prepublication" section is for when people come out with a new process for a reaction or if they just want to document their results of their experimentation. A lot of the "Sticky" threads are based on a synthesis that you cannot find so easily on wikipedia or youtube because they are not allowed on other websites.
The sciencemadness wiki is a bit different then wikipedia. The SM wiki will tell you OTC availiability of a certain chemical (sometimes even shows you how to extract it) , Gives you projects for the chemical you looked up, and gives you a pretty in depth synthesis.

[Edited on 25-5-2017 by TheNerdyFarmer]
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