Yesterday, a new feature was implemented in the German Wikipedia. It allows IP users and users without "sighting rights" (that is to flag articles as vandalism free) to vote for the quality of articles. This is done in the form of a box below the article. Users can vote for the reliability, completeness, neutrality and presentation on a school note scheme from "insufficient" to "very good".
Why was this feature implemented without a previous discussion of the authors of the German Wikipedia? Almost nobdoy even know about this feature before it went live yesterday night. Currently, there is a "Meinungsbild" (popular vote) if the authors want the feature to go on or not. Currently, there are 40 for the feature, 121 against it and 21 who don't think that this "Meinungsbild" is a good idea (for various reasons). A "Meinungsbild" is widely regarded as the definitive measure to settle side-wide formal and technical disputes in the German Wikipedia. --Novil Ariandis (talk) 11:15, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
...I kinda like the idea of this idea, to be honest, if done right. Flag the best and worst for fixing or highlighting.