Couldn't help but notice the push for a cooperative effort toward world domination with Appropedia and I think I might have an idea that could help:
Keep in mind as I ask this that my last real dealings with coding was writing test scripts in an obscure test language (Tcl/tk), not forum coding.
Would it be difficult to have a "wiki worthy" button that would work like the thumbs up button but instead of just a show of support it's showing that you think the knowledge is worthy of having placed in Appropedia. This feature could either be open or limited to people approved by the powers that be.
If a post reaches a certain threshold of worthy clicks then it would be brought to the attention of a final editor/quality control person (forum moderator?) before being placed in Appropedia.
I just thought that this might be an easy way of vetting a lot of the posts on this site without any one person being responsible for searching out the little nuggets of knowledge that are all over these forums.
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well, on sites that are like wordpress, there are wiki plugins, but i havent really experimented with them.
I am not sure if this forum software has a similar feature.
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posted 6 years ago
Belizaire Meaux wrote:well, on sites that are like wordpress, there are wiki plugins, but i havent really experimented with them.
Yep - not fully featured and I wouldn't rely on them for spam control, backups, etc. (Currently trying to salvage a heavily spammed and corrupted permaculture wiki, so that's on my mind.)
That's a different question though. What's proposed here is just a way of adding a special voting parameter to the Permies forum... so instead of voting a thread as "good" we'd vote for it as "wiki worthy". I like the idea.
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