Grants:IdeaLab/enable everyday users (non-editors) to rate parts of the article
Project idea edit
What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating? edit
Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
Describe your idea. How might it be implemented? edit
enable some "right-click" options to rate (with stars) any part of the article and optionally leave a comment to the authors. This feedback channel can be used to identify the weak parts. the idea is to engage more "non-editors" in the process of making high quilty articles.
Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project? edit
If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions? edit
After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need? edit
Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
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About the idea creator edit
38 years old software developer/generalist.
- Volunteer There is an implementation available at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ArticleFeedbackv5 and maybe it could be checked what WikiHow is using. I endorse this idea and would be glad to help out. The difficulty is in how to moderate the content but I believe this difficulty may also be overcome if there is a plan how to do it. For example on pages with a huge number of visitors the feedback form may be shown more prominently to 1 user out of 100 while the rest only see a smaller link. And at smaller wikis the feedback form could be shown prominently to every visitor because there is not so many of them. Gryllida 01:10, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
- Combining this with the idea of restricting users in edit wars, I think we can make articles more reliable. Arindambhattacharya (talk) 09:49, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
- This idea will allow more Wikipedia visitors to give valuable feedback both to editors and to others users about the credibility of the articles. Nyoome (talk) 13:42, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
- Good idea — Omegatron (talk) 23:50, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
- A way to ping the author(s) with a quick comment from any reader sounds like a good idea. If it were right-clickable, even better. Abductive (talk) 05:57, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
- I like the spirit of providing a ratings system to all users. This provides a way of creating an easy mode of general feedback so that editors can have better information about what articles need editing and which sections. Carterpape (talk) 14:15, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
- This is a nice way of involving non-editors, although I have concerns about how it would look on the page.Ouranista (talk) 15:50, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
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