Grants:IdeaLab/Anyone can edit, 2 step verification users can publish

Anyone can edit, 2 step verification users can publish
Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects are free and for all. Any person can edit, and create pages. But only those who have and account and made a two-step verification process with a mobile number can publish. Any unlogged user will see the published Wikipedia article, and a special tab with the information that are pending to publish (written by non logged users) in a separate page just for reference, but indicating that that info is pending for publish. Any logged usee will see a notification that the page has new information and he as an autentified user can publish anytime.
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created on00:01, Thursday, June 9, 2016 (UTC)

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  •   Strongly oppose 1. This is going to create an insurmountable backlog of pending edits, since the number of non-confirmed editors vastly outnumbers the number of confirmed editors. 2. This would make Wikimedia the holder of private information (phone numbers), which make it a more attractive target for attacks as well as potentially introducing legal problems/hassle with the storage of such data. 3. Not everybody wants to hand over their phone numbers to Wikipedia. 4. It's way too cumbersome (all users that don't want to be treated like irresponsible children that must be supervised need to verify their phone numbers) for likely very marginal returns. 5. In any case, I doubt the current system is actually inadequate, so this seems like a solution looking for a problem to me. --Doveofsymplegades (talk) 10:45, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
  • comment pending changes is a non-starter on english. Slowking4 (talk) 01:31, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

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