[WikiEN-l] Unused userboxes

MacGyverMagic/Mgm macgyvermagic at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 05:47:56 UTC 2006

It's not because they're not bold, but deciding on culling and eventually
rewriting is time-consuming and not something everyone has time for. At
least with one word edits, the article shows up in recent changes.


On 2/20/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/19/06, Stan Shebs <shebs at apple.com> wrote:
> > We're not like a provincial university where the local legislature
> > has decreed that that everyone has to be accepted in regardless of
> > ability. Given that we now have a surfeit of volunteers, perhaps we
> > should be thinking about ways to gently raise the bar, rewarding
> > the good editors while inducing the poor ones to find another wiki
> > more in line with their talents.
> We have a surfeit of volunteers? Maybe badly utilised volunteers, but
> I see evidence of a lot of work to be done and not enough people to do
> it.
> Gripe for today: people who make one-word edits to badly written
> articles. How do we get people to be very bold on budding articles,
> without using "be bold" as an excuse to rewrite established articles
> from scratch without consultation?
> Steve
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