Proposal:Standardization of text structures

From Strategic Planning
Jump to: navigation, search
Status (see valid statuses)

The status of this proposal is:
Request for Discussion / Sign-Ups

This proposal is associated with the bolded strategic priorities below.


  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation.
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation



Summary

Proposal

We should develop recommended structures for books, teaching material, news, etc. to get more collaboration and participation in smaller wikimedia projects.

Motivation

Collaboration requires standardization. Therefore wikipedia has recommended structures for articles of cities, countries, military campaigns, people, etc. There are wikimedia projects with strong standards: Wikiquote, Wiktionary and weak standards: Wikinews. And there are projects without standards like Wikibooks and Wikiversity. These projects don´t really work, because there is no collaboration (collaboration means more than one person writes content into one wikibook or learning resource). I don´t know if it is possible to develop recommended structures for books or teaching material, but we should try to.

Key Questions

What can we do to strengthen the smaller wikimedia projects?


Potential Costs

References

see:

Community Discussion

Do you have a thought about this proposal? A suggestion? Discuss this proposal by going to Proposal Talk:Standardization of text structures.

Want to work on this proposal?

  1. .. Sign your name here!