Proposal talk:Editor attribution and better citation handling for editors

From Strategic Planning

This proposal doesn't know its own mind. It refers to contributors as "editors." Until WP acknowledges that it is written by writers it cannot recruit or hold onto good writers. 03:18, 30 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The IP brings up a crucial distinction that isn't mentioned because all contributers are colloquially called editors. I think of myself as an editor, in the specific sense, because of the nature of the work I do on Wikipedia, and I definitly hold the article writers to a high regard because of their skilled contributions. On the other hand, Wikipedia is a community-run encyclopedia and editing and writing are both necessary parts of developing articles. Content is already attributable to editors through the history so a particular contributor can be held accountable for his work, yet I feel no reason to "sign" articles with contributers names as it goes against the community aspect of editing. Themfromspace 03:19, 12 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:08, 3 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]