Proposal talk:Reader-driven layouts and content

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Forming panels of readers is a bad idea. because persons, who are not interessted in a neutral encycolpedia would try to get into these panels more often than average readers. -- 08:54, 18 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It occurs to me that we could perhaps encourage readers to give feedback on the talk pages a little more. They can report what they feel is missing, what they don't understand having read the article, whether diagrams would help them etc. Perhaps if the 'discussion' link were renamed to "discussion / feedback" that would encourage more reader input? --Bodnotbod 18:24, 18 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting... would be interesting to see if Naoko has done any usability trials about that. -- Philippe 18:27, 18 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reader vs editor

Is reader-driven versus editor-driven really a good idea? Editors tend to have a higher education, while readers have a good idea of what is understandable and not. Reader panels would be a good idea for style guides, usability, comprehensibility and interestingness, f.ex. wish lists. Editor works is important for getting articles: experts for the first start, non-experts for making it comprehensible and reordering so that jargon is replaced with real language if possible. The trouble is that many random readers don't know what they can do, Wikipedia is becoming increasingly hard to navigate, and the random reader should be able to criticise texts with little effort, while such a reader panel should have a direct link. Rursus 07:15, 19 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Isn't this exactly what this Wiki is about? We have visible notices directing people here, and to the usability wiki. So I would imagine that if they had something to say, they would say it here. HereToHelp 22:21, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[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 00:15, 3 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]