[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] important message for maemo.org wiki users

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Mon Feb 19 09:16:15 EET 2007
On Sat, 2007-02-17 at 00:46 +0200, ext Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 10:14:24AM +0200, Quim Gil wrote:
> > Then we would have some community based use cases with some
> > more planning complexity i.e.:


> How does the software distinguish these two edits?

Read again my sentence above about planning complexities.  :)

Possibilities (be kind - I'm totally improvising):

- Power editors volunteer to review these changes. 

- Voters are invited to review and vote again.

- We could even go a bit further and start distinguishing between known
and unknown editors, appreciated and unappreciated. Also distinguish
between pages trustful or incomplete:

>>> I'm official editor. My edits are taken as official by the system.

>>> I have created 14 pages and done major edits in 32. The average
review of these pages (via votes and official recognition) is very
positive. My karma is high. The system defaults my edits as positive

>>> This is my first edit and it's a major one, done on a page
considered trustful. The system calls "urgently" to trusted reviewers
and voters of that pages for review.

>>> Same case as above but the major edit is done on a page that is
considered broken or a stub. The system calls also for reviewers
although the urgency is low since the page was anyway not that useful.

Positive actions lead to increasing karma, which is an incentive to good
editors. They are more trusted by the system as their karma grows. Then
one day Nokia opens a job position as Documentation Manager, and you can
apply stating the 4.567 karma points you got at maemo.org  ;)

- In any case the page shows always the history of the document and the
current status, so users have always the information to evaluate for
themselves if an unofficial document suits their needs.

I reckon the system has still its holes and can be perverted, but as far
as we provide something more reliable as "Just Google!" or a perfectly
official, totally outdated documentation... 


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