The thing that got me the most though is if I look on my watchlist, I find a few users who seem to edit almost every article that I watch. This is the "best" user I have found (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tbhotch) and s/he has a very decorated and award-filled profile. Again, with the heirarchy, this user has actually moved up and has rights on English Wikipedia pages to Review, Rollback, and AutoPatrol pages. S/he also has 10 extra awards that all include improving a page to either "good" or "featured". If I had more time and Wikipedia was my life, I would strive to be this user.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Practicum 6 - Eric
I've tried communicating with and "friending" (as much as you can on Wikipedia) other users. I still find it kind of odd that you can't personally message others except via email. It feels weird just kind of rewriting their user talk page to communicate with them. This entire concept reminded me of a mix between a forum and this google experiment (http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/your-world-of-text/) where anybody can change any of the content. Everything felt impersonal and like I was just kind of invading their personal space. Anyway, I got a few responses discussing content of some pages, but it looks like a lot of users don't check the pages they're following all too often (I'm guilty).