--- On Thu, 6/24/10, James Forrester <james(a)jdforrester.org> wrote:
IME, PGDP's processes are /seriously/ heavy-weight, burning
worker time on 2nd or even 3rd-level passes, and multiple
work (Proofreading, Formatting, and all the special
for people running projects). The pyramid of processes has
great that they have seemed to crash in on themselves -
there's a huge
dearth of people at the "higher" levels (you need to
qualify at the
lower levels before the system will let you contribute to
activities at the end). It's generally quite "unwiki".
I think Wikisource's model is a great deal more light
PGDP's - and that we really don't want to push Wikisource
route. :-) Unfortunately I think that this means linking
the two up
might prove challenging - and there's also a danger that
jump ship, damaging PGDP still further and making them
upset with us.
I definitely wouldn't want to see Wikisource move to a more heavy weight structure.
Right now it is easy for anyone completely unfamiliar to the nuts and bolts of setting up
a text to show up at the Proofread of the Month and validate a single page and then have
nothing further to do with the text. Seldom do you even need to deal with formatting when
you are validating an already proofread page. I think that this is important to keep this
very simple. I would really encourage anyone who has never participated to try it out
Of course, we don't really have any push to focus on a "finished" release
like PGDP must have. And this eventualism has the usual results even as it keeps the
Linking up with PGDP texts is mostly avoided at en.WS because it is so often impossible to
match their texts with a specific edition, which we are looking for to attach scanned
images. It has become easier to just start from scratch with a file we can more easily
put through the Proofread Page extention. Their more rigid structure makes edition
verification after release unnecessary for them, but it is very important for us since our
structure is so open. It is difficult to see how we might help one another given such
basic incompatibilities in structure.
Click on any yellow highlighted number. Validate the wikitext against the image. Edit
the page to make changes (if necessary) and to move the radio button to validated.