Sunday, 21 April 2013

An article is born.....

Way back in October 2008 I started a Wikipedia article on the Rosemary Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina americana) with barely a paragraph of text and a couple of references. It looked like this:

I then forgot all about it, until I started reviewing some of my old Wikipedia edits since we got a Wikipedian in Residence at the Natural History Museum. Since my original and minor contribution the article has grown, although it still could be improved upon greatly. Out of curiosity I pulled up what all of the edits have looked like - it's quite interesting to watch the community come together and make continual gradual improvements.

The final result (so far) is this - I'd encourage the coleopterists among you to go and improve it some more....

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