Allow professionals to to fill out a questionair about their professional status, and credentials, Review this with other professionals in the same field to confirm credentials.
This doesn't however deal with the fact that sometimes professionals become rather batty and make controversial statements as they get older.--Graeme E. Smith 13:51, 22 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Reinforce standards like verifiability in third-party sources and no original research. Stop people from using personal views, homemade fansites, and primary sources to build articles (or from holding back those who are trying to to). The openness is that anyone can write high-standard material, but the standard must be quality.
Be much more vigilant in disallowing people to edit war in subjects where they have shown to do substandard or POV work. Nowadays, someone has to spend about half a year calling other editors names before they get blocked. Others are at most stopped by revert restrictions. Give people who have proven to be experts in the field (either through credentials or through a period of high standard edits) the right to revert edits of problem editors in their field, even if it would mean breaking revert rules, and the right to finish off discussions that have lost their usefulness. - Andre Engels 12:10, 2 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting. Do you know "problem editors in their field" who contribute for a long time? Aren't you proposing negative whuffie? How do you intend to make an editor keep the negative whuffie if an anonymous contributor has a whuffie score of zero? --Fasten 09:57, 3 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We could give professional editors credits like Featured article. Next to each professional User contribution in the article history could be a symbol (a star for example). We could give GLAMs and professors for example a professional status. I think the distribution of the porfessional status should be organized by he chapters. --Carl Steinbeißer 10:14, 3 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
One could invite universities to operate OpenID servers to identify their staff and possibly graduates. I don't see a reason to restrict this to professors. --Fasten 10:23, 3 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]