Democratic Wikipedia

This be a vote for making Wikipedia more democratic then it currently is.

There is no formal Wikipedia voting policy. As of now, to reach a vote on something requires usually about 80% agreement. This makes progress difficult because it is always easy to find a few people to disagree on something even if it's a great idea.

As such, I propose that WikiMedia actually create a voting policy, and my proposal for the rules are as follows:

Proposed voting policy edit

Vote for deletion pages:
loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool 66.7% (two thirds) of votes being Delete.

Votes for policy changes:
At least 50 votes total
66.7% (two thirds) for the policy change.

Masterhomer 22:20, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Vote on policy edit


Please update the tally when you vote.

Support edit

  1. Masterhomer 22:03, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  2. Lankiveil 01:13, Dec 13, 2004 (UTC)
  3. superm401 16:58, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  4. Dan100 00:02, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Oppose edit

  1. 01:44, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC) (en:user:tooto) having somthing changed (especialy in the policy area, needs a lot of consensus, especialy if that new/alterd policy is going to be obayed. never got why on the bigggest issues people require only a 50 50 split, one reason why i likewikipedia, anyone can change anything, but consensuses must be reached before they can take place) even for somthing like votes for deletion the 80-20 rule of thume isnt that bad, and peosonaly i would be woried if we started deleating articals that only had a 50 - 75 consensus to deleate.
  2. For policy, maybe. Rules for deletion should be left to individual Wikipedias. One of the Wikipedias with less than 10000 articles would likely be inclusionist, whereas the larger ones can stand to delete more bad pages. --Brockert 00:45, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Neutral edit

Comments edit

  • Hey hey hey, what about some more discussion before the random polling, and we can actually get the democracy going? I do think this is something we should have: Standard polling guidelines, that defines a number of things:
    1. Who can vote
    2. Standard length of polling period, and how this must be set up before the poll
    3. Etc.
    ✏ Sverdrup 01:13, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • I think it depends on the topic voted on, size of the community, and other factors. Sometimes, unanimous agreement or 4/5 agreement, or something else is preferable than 2/3. The proposal says that it is a "progress" to reflect 2/3 agreement, but I don't necessarily agree with it. Also, I wonder if your proposal is limited to English Wikipedia. Tomos 01:06, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Is this vote binding at all? --Brockert 00:49, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  1. yolo