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post Thu 28th August 2008, 2:13am
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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.
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post Thu 28th August 2008, 5:04am
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There is discussion of such features in MediaWiki on Wikiveristy, see:

Edit wars

Vandalism
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post Thu 28th August 2008, 7:02am
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But to allow IPs to vote?
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post Thu 28th August 2008, 2:04pm
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QUOTE(Yehudi @ Thu 28th August 2008, 3:02am) *

But to allow IPs to vote?


Why not? They produce most of the vandalism, so it's only fair that they grade their own work!
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post Mon 1st September 2008, 1:10pm
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This seems similar to the "reputation" voting systems you see a lot nowadays.

It tends to find problematic entries pretty fast.

How about a "reputation" system for Wikipedia? tongue.gif
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post Mon 1st September 2008, 3:37pm
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QUOTE(Jacina @ Mon 1st September 2008, 8:10am) *
How about a "reputation" system for Wikipedia? tongue.gif
Will never happen, because it might result in someone losing reputation. Wikipedians will generally fight against any systematic approach to doing anything that might be used against them, unless the system has so many loopholes and exception cases that it can be subverted at will. See also "administrators open to recall".
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Note that IPs generate far more actual content than they get credit for, as well.
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