Some books seem to lack orientation and look a lot like normal “wikipedia” entries (e.g., computer programming entries); are we not missing some point here?

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Some books seem to lack orientation and look a lot like normal “wikipedia” entries (e.g., computer programming entries); are we not missing some point here?

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While some portions of Wikibooks do indeed seem to follow along the lines more like Wikipedia, it is up to the users of this site to see that there are distinctions. Where Wikibooks really does its best is that it can go “in depth” into a subject with considerably more detail than a similar entry in Wikipedia. This isn’t to suggest that a wikipedia article on the subject isn’t well written, but wikibooks encourages breakdowns in multiple chapters, and more organization in multiple wikipages. There are also “mini-wikipedias” that are appropriate for Wikibooks as well. This is either project that are trying to get established, or something so specialized that it otherwise wouldn’t have a “home”. A good example of this is The Unicyclopedia. Keep in mind the original goal of Wikibooks: To provide free textbooks for educational purposes. There (generally) is no censoring of material here, in terms of what could be deemed educational, but you should try to see that the material at least coul

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