Ideas as currency? --CocoaZen 20:18, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
- This idea makes a lot of sense, as an ideal that helps build collaboration. It would make a terrible "rule" -- how would you enforce it, when you don't know who's reading? But it makes sense as a cultural value that can spread as readers become more comfortable with contributing to wikis.
- On my wiki, one way that we're trying to encourage people to "trade a fact" is by pointing out the pages that need attention. We try to add pages to that category that don't require specialist information; it's stuff that anybody could help with by searching on the internet, or by compiling facts from other pages on the wiki.
- We've found that there are many readers who'd like to contribute, but they feel like there's so much on the wiki that they don't know what they could possibly add to. We set up the "Attention" category to help potential new contributors find facts that they could add. -- Danny (talk) 10:41, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
- Good ideas guys. I don't think we would ever enforce these ideas as 'rules' but hopefully we can try to establish it as a cultural norm. Just as people are getting used to the idea of Wiki editing and not vandalising wikis, maybe they can get used to the idea of leaving references and information on articles they know more about than we do.