GA is not necessarily like other articles. Among other things, more
knowledge of process and more task-focused collaboration are probably
typical (any evidence of that?).
For the German WP, there is solid research on FA, concluding that "We
explore on the German Wikipedia whether only the mere number of
contributors makes the difference or whether the high quality of featured
articles results from having experienced authors contributing with a
reputation for high quality contributions. Our results indicate that it
does matter who contributes."
Stein, K., & Hess, C. (2007). Does it matter who contributes: A study on
featured articles in the German Wikipedia. In *HT '07: Proceedings of the
eighteenth conference on hypertext and hypermedia* (pp. 171-174). ACM.
On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Piotr Konieczny <piokon(a)post.pl> wrote:
Well, this is based on my experience as GA author
and reviewer. I have
never seen an IP successfully nominate an article (I did see nominations
once or twice, they failed quickly, as the articles were not up to GA level
and IP never came back). And of course, I have yet to see an IP GA reviewer
(that is not a troll or a useless if good faithed newbie). If you are aware
of any successful GANs were the primary author was an IP, I'd like to look
at them. I'd hypothesize that:
* they are a tiny percentage of the whole (if we have more than a 10 GAs
written by anons in our pool of 15,000 or so, I'd be very surprised; if
more than 100 I am willing to eat a hat, or more constructively, I'll write
a DYK (if possible) on a subject of your choice :D);
* majority of anon-written GAs are old, have been already delisted, or
would not pass a modern GA review (and if nominated for a current GA
review, would fail, due to not meeting criteria and the primary author
being unreachable to address the issues raised).
"To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's
laurels, is defeat." --Józef Pilsudski
On 10/29/2012 4:30 PM, Laura Hale wrote:
On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 7:19 AM, Piotr Konieczny <piokon(a)post.pl> wrote:
Anonymous or low activity editors can contribute
high quality content,
certainly, but quantity (and by extrapolation, most quality) comes from
(Case in point: no GA or FA can be written by an anon, or a SPE; and most
of the primary contributors to those articles likely have many high quality
edits to a large number of other articles).
What is this based on? I've seen a number of articles written by IP
addresses that have been GA quality articles. Anyone can nominate a GA.
(I could have nominated them for instance.) Rules may prohibit their
nomination at FA, but rules at GA do not prohibit articles primarily
written by IP addresses from being nominated.
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