Grants:IdeaLab/Статус эксперта по редактуре и компилированию / Literary Editor (Expert) status
What is the problem you're trying to solve?Edit
1. From time to time I come across structural issues within the individual Wikipedia articles and between articles belonging to the same topic / field. These include, for example: illogical article structure; controversial content within the same article or between related articles; ungrounded repeting content in different related articles; content which does not match the theme of this particular article, and would rather be included in another (related) article; etc.
2. The literary / stylistic quality of some articles, in my experience, also leaves a little to be desired.
Sometimes these drawbacks seem to be the result of different contributors working on the same article / topic, with poor coordination between the newer and older material; sometimes they seem to be the result of Wikipedia contributors being interested in their subject matter more then in literary and structural quality of the articles they edit.
To my mind, these issues may be lessening the quality of experience the Wikipedia users get, and lessening Wikipedia's prestige. Besides, we may just be losing those users who are susceptible to literary sophistication.
What is your solution?Edit
Introducing the concept of literary editing and structural improvement, equipped with relevant procedures and instruments, might be a way to solve the issues outlined above. The Literary Experts' task would be to literary edit and re-structure articles (no interference in content issues, no changes altering the meaning of what is written!), and also to reorganize material between overlapping (related) articles within the same field / topic. These Experts should also be responsible for highlighting (by means of special remarks possibly?) the contradicting content in case it is found within an individual article or between related articles.
The positive results would be:
1) Better structure and higher literary quality of individual Wikipedia articles
1) Better structured information within each field / topic. For example, less repetitive content in different articles; less contradictions within the same article and between related articles; more coherence between the article's theme and it's content; etc. etc.
In effect, we'll have a more attractive and higher valued Wikipedia.
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