"logged-in only" editing

    This is great stuff. As Bodnotbod pointed out, it's a perennial proposal, and it's also been proposed here twice:

    Would people here like to take a pass at:

    • Merging the above two proposals
    • Adding case study information (for example, Yaroslav, it would be great if you would copy and paste your posts about Russian Wikipedia's statistics and votes on the issue)
    • Start brainstorming the metrics we should use to evaluate the possibility. Randomran, your list is a great start, and it would be great to copy it into a merged proposal and build on it.

    If we can get a strong proposal written up, we can (and should) definitely consider implementing this proposal on strategy wiki.

    Eekim08:29, 3 February 2010

    Actually, that is completely wrong. These two proposals aim at something different completely, namely a move towards using real names (and with real personal data). Thus a move towards converting Wikipedia into Citizendium.

    There was a proposal towards logged-in only editing: Proposal:Create a reputation system and require logging-in to edit.

    But it is not wise to mix up these two (quite separate) issues. - Brya 17:56, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

    Brya17:56, 3 February 2010

    Thanks for the clarification, Brya. In general, I'd rather work off of an existing proposal than create a new one, but if the modifications are going to dramatically change the tenor of the original proposal, then we would need to engage with the author on the Talk page first.

    If we need to, we should create a separate proposal.

    Eekim00:05, 4 February 2010