[Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: "Big data" benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

Martijn Hoekstra martijnhoekstra at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 13:50:06 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 4 January 2013 13:39, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:
> > I'm afraid the shooting gallery is already coded into Twinkle/Huggle. It
> > is the use of that coding that is at issue. It could be used to
> > encourage, reward and advise as well as to enforce.
> This is currently implemented by templating, which is how human
> editors can fail the Turing test.
> Unfortunately, just banning Twinkle/Huggle/similar
> first-person-shooter games is unlikely to fly.
> - d.
The fact that it can be used as a first-person-shooter is not the problem.
The problem is people using it as such. Making mistakes is possible, but
the users should know that making that mistake is worse than any single
instance of vandalism, and their good edits don't excuse that.

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