Topics related to content quality

Dear Yaroslav, thanks for this insight in the quality process of wp-ru. I find it most interesting to read. My Russian is still fairly limited and I wouldn't be able to read these discussions myself. I think a lot of the points of attention on wp-ru have already been touched in some way in our discussions.

Many of the points seem to have to do with a small community (even though wp-ru is one of the larger projects!) and are sad evidence for my "theory of wiki-erosion".

I wonder:

  • Is there a lot of translation of content from wp-en and other projects to wp-ru? Is there a lot of translation from wp-ru to other projects (larger projects like wp-en but also small local languages like wp-kk or wp-be)?
  • Wp-ru has implemented flagged revisions about two years ago (if I am correct). Can you comment on the effect of this on community size and quality?

Also, many of your points seem to have to do with project completeness. I think completeness is an aspect of quality from demand (the reader wants to find something, yet it isn't there) and for the project (it doesn't cover some relevant areas). The wiki-philosophy says that completeness will eventually be reached, no matter how long we have to wait. Can you explain what reasons the community of wp-ru has to doubt this philosophy?

Best regards,

Woodwalker08:14, 10 December 2009

Now concerning the flagged revisions. The current version has been implemented in Aug 2008 (before that, we had only flagged revisions for newly created articles). We only have the simplest review requirements: in order to be flagged, an article should not be vandalized, should contain categories, should have at least one internal link and a couple of more requirements. This is very useful, since it saves me a lot of time fighting vandalism in my watchlist, but we have not seen any increase in the number of editors because of this. We have about 500 editors (those who can flag articles) and about 500 autoreviewers (those whose edits get flagged automatically provided the previous version has been flagged); in some sense, these can be considered as "trusted users" discussed in one of the earlier threads.

Yaroslav Blanter19:18, 10 December 2009