User talk:M.e/Production Wikipedia

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I am thinking about how to produce a "production" quality version of Wikipedia.

So far, I am thinking that we need:

  • some way of freezing or snapshotting a page as a 'release candidate';
  • once a page is a release candidate, receiving contributions — issues or endorsements — as to the quality of the page [some sort of issues register, perhaps similar to Bugzilla];
  • some controlled way of editing release candidate pages — to address issues, not to add new content;
  • a promotion ladder
    • alpha/test
    • beta/unstable
    • production/publication/stable
  • a group of moderators who can promote articles — to assess the contributions and determine whether a consensus exists, not to decide themselves;
  • a meta-moderation system to track the moderators; and,
  • way of having multiple versions of a page without going crazy.

All this is based on the equivalent process for software, but it will need to be modified to meet the specific needs of Wkipedia. m.e. 11:00, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I think all pages are always beta ;) They can always be changed and usually have some way to be fixed. Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 15:57, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)
They're always pre-alpha, at the moment m.e. 12:05, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC).
What you're looking for is User:Jimbo Wales/Pushing To 1.0, though it seems to have stagnated a bit. Based on Jimbo's recent talk in London, it seems like he's planning to put together a fairly fully-worked out process to do everything you're talking about, and then opening it up for discussion again. --195.11.216.59 16:05, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Several such ideas have been floated: see m:Article validation, m:Anonymous users should not be allowed to edit articles, m:Referees, m:Paper Wikipedia, m:Sifter project, User:172/History_Committee, probably some others. . . —No-One Jones 17:00, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Hi, I've moved your question here as it was time to clean up the village pump and I didn't know if you'd seen all the replies yet. Angela. 14:35, Sep 10, 2004 (UTC)
Moved to separate page. m.e. 11:56, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I've added this page to Category:Wikipedia 1.0, for obvious reasons :-) I have a draft action plan of my own too: User:David Gerard/1.0 - David Gerard 01:51, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)

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