A few words about Gossypedia
Aug 1, 2016

ICRA Website feedbacks

A little less blank

I talked about the vertigo of empty pages when introducing very briefly the wiki function of our new website, I realize that it was really totally empty because I have not created anything inside. As such, you could not figure out how our Gossypedia will appear.

Virtual things are created now

I have created two virtual books, each one has chapter(s) and page(s). We can have as many books as desired. Only members having been endowed of the role of contributor (right to write) or editor (having in addition the role of deciding publishing what a contributer has written, or to amend the text of the contributor) coud write or correct the contents of the books.

Challenges ahead

We have to decide on what to write and to identify who is willing to contribue and edit. Once this identification has started, I can link them to several groups which will be able to interact exclusively by using GossyForum.



Michel Fok
Dec 21, 2017


I rely on you to publicize about our tool.

Alderi Araujo
Nov 28, 2017

@michel#73 It's an excellent idea. We need to incentivize colleagues to contribute

Michel Fok
Sep 6, 2016
Michel Fok
Aug 12, 2016

In my mind, Gossypedía could be a compilation of virtual books, as such, the option of subject/topic wise is preferable. This is indeed the most common option we find with wikis.
If one has a subject in mind, he/she can submit it with a draft of composing topics and asks the community for amendments as well as willingness to contribute. Once the list of contributors is established, it will be possible upon request to the website administrator:
1. Allocate the needed role to the list members to enable them to write and edit pages
2. Create a specific group of the contributors to facilitate their interaction through GossyForum.

There might be subject for which the option of alphabetical order would make more sense. I have not yet clear idea about that so far.

M V Venugopalan
Aug 11, 2016

Do we need to start with a content page (subject/topic wise) or allow it to develop in an alphabetical order.

Michel Fok
Aug 9, 2016

@negm#68 Gossypedia has not been conceived as the scientific journal of ICRA in which articles will be published like in conventional journals. It is rather dedicated to generational transfer between cotton scientific so as to deal with technical and non-technical issues that have occurred. In doing so, facts are provided on a rigourous basis, hence with reference to publications in scientific journals.

Mohamed Negm
Aug 8, 2016

That's very good, Gossypedia scientific journal for articles