Proposal talk:Extend editors' identity creation

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Impact?

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 01:10, 4 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Upon full realization, the impact of this might be huge, because it adds explicitness to processes which currently work invisibly. This implies significant changes and extensions to the user interface that will increase the density of networking between all individuals involved. Ultimately, it can yield higher productivity, strengthen social relationships and make the emergent nature of content more transparent, but it could also lead to distraction, abuse, or an undesirable shift of attention towards social networking. In the end it all comes down to which use is encouraged by the user interface, and what people do with it. --Hyrsebrigh 19:36, 8 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, the community (and its networking) capacity are a means towards a purpose. This means can work positively or negatively (as when there is a 'community' that 'owns' a particular topic and prevents progress). Emphasizing and strenghtening a community will strengthen what the community is doing. If the community has a negative impact on the encyclopedia, then the negative impact will be strenghtened. - Brya 10:48, 9 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Quote: »This means can work positively or negatively (as when there is a 'community' that 'owns' a particular topic and prevents progress).«
Exactly this is happening already, but it's not visible. Making these processes explicit will draw much more attention to the problems they create. --Hyrsebrigh 23:46, 17 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]