With linkrot, or even editorial revisions, we may have less
predictability in current systems than we think. I've noticed that
traditional citation forms tend to combine both index-keys and
properties of the referent; that way even if one fails the index
lookup, it may be possible to find the referent with secondary
lookups. Better yet, a successful lookup which returns an incorrect
referent is detectable.
Anyway, the main impetus for this FoRKpost is that I went through and
eyeballed a subset of the WikiList of topics, and a good 90% of them
are noun-phrase-like. Many of the remaining 10% are assertions or
questions, so they might fall under the category of "propositions".
Is this distribution expected for a wiki-like discussion system,
arising from the WikiNature, or is it more reflective of the
patterns/xp culture of the more prolific WikiAddicts?