Submitted by Kiba on January 20, 2006 - 19:42
One of the biggest thing we visually inherit from wikipedia was the writing style.
For a few editors, it is extremely boring. They are very few in number.
However for me, I don't care as long it informative. I want them to not contain bullish writing with little contents. Our article is not meant to entertain in any way, but merely inform people about the subject.
I like wikipedia's writing style even though the article is usually look like this:
"Megatokyo is a webcomic by Fred Gallagher."
To me, it inform me that this webcomic is written and drawn by Fred Gallagher.
However this won't be helpful to me if it was stated like this..
Megatokyo is about the adventure of Piro and Largo.
Ok, so it is an adventure by some dude about Piro and Largo. Is it a game? Who wrote it? A comic? They expect us to know the basic of the topic?
People might counter that everyone know Megatokyo is a webcomic and the infobox contain all the information that Megatokyo is a webcomic. But I felt it improtant to have all those information in the lead for those who are dense. An infobox is no replacement for real contents.
We are dealing with webcomic readers who know a lot of things but we are assuming they are noob when it come to those entry. Basically, they know nothing.
Who is our target audience?