Some thoughts, then -
For (1), I'm a bit uncertain if it would actually work for Wikimedia
projects - many take very strong stances regarding anything involving
money, and the like, but on the other hand I really think your best bet
would be to ask the projects themselves directly at some point. It might
depend on how it actually works, what the tip means - is it directly
money, or something like reddit gold or something, or... I'm not sure.
Whatever the case, though, I think you're probably spot on with (3).
Third-party projects would probably have a lot of uses for this sort of
thing in general, and perhaps not even the same uses on different
projects, so they would not just make good test cases, but actually make
it a thing in general and establish different uses that anyone might
adopt. And yeah, based on that, I would definitely recommend for (2) to
use these as your examples when you make whatever proposals/queries to
Wikimedia projects later. Just 'these are some things that work for
other projects and how, would you be interested in adopting one of these
models or anything like them?' sort of thing, because then you could
also probably address actual questions and concerns with real data.
You might also want to make similar queries as this on certain project
lists in the meantime, if you haven't already, since they might be able
to tell you more about specific needs/concerns to look into as you go.
On 05/01/2019 09:00, Craig Talbert wrote:
Hello Colorado Wikipedians!
My apologies that I haven't met many of you before or been very active
on this list. I've been editing Wikipedia for 12 years, and living in
Colorado for 38. I'm hoping maybe Coloradan to Coloradan you can help
me out with some advice.
I've been trying to think of novel micropayment applications, and was
thinking it would be really cool if in addition to the "thank" link on
diffs there was also a "tip" link to send a small tip to the editor
making the tip-worthy edit.
Along these lines, I have three questions/requests.
(1) Can any one envision, or do you have objections to something like
this? If I stretch me imagination a bit, I can see some of the
objections Wikipedias have raised regarding CoI or other paid-editing
scenarios applying here (e.g. it would be a round-about way for
entities to pay for editors). I think the incentive of encouraging
good edits would out-weigh the risks, and the diffs are the right
place to do it (e.g. not on a user page or something like that). What
do you think?
(2) What would be the right way to propose such a feature to Wikimeda?
If there's no obvious right way, would what be the wrong ways to avoid?
(3) Building on (2) what would be your suggestions on how to develop
this with an eye for adoption on Wikipedia? Does it make the most
sense to build it on a small independent Mediawiki and then have it
ready for adoption on Wikimedia? (what I'm planning to do) or is there
something else that makes more sense?
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