Grants:IdeaLab/Allow Forking and Merging for Conflicting Scientific Schools and Approaches
What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?
Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
Pilot e.g. Role-backs of large portions of articles, discussion of major role back, analysis how a conflicts of authors with wiki content was solved in past and provide a comment if longer lasting conflicts of schools/ideas and approaches could be learning resource or prototype for solving conflicts, Especially in a world of "Alternative Facts", an transparent evidence based conflict management is a learning resource. Forking and Merging is classical way forward in software development. Discussion page can be used for minor conflict management.
Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?
Mediawiki extension for forking
Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?
If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
Wikimedians admins and custodians, that have experience in conflict management of authors and/or scientific schools
replacement of rigid rollback of edit by conflict management of forking and merging after conflict is solved. Scientific schools and associated conflicts may persist longer and forks may be maintained longer
How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?
After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
The community can learn from the way conflicts are managed and scientific and evidence based approaches are used to solve the problem without attacking the authors personally. Conflict management and problem solving approach are required for global challenges (like climate change or issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals) So a [[v:Apwell-documented failure of an approach is result and a contribution to cover a search space of possible solutions.
Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?
Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
Could do the software engineering concept for the "fork and merge"-extension, for implementation needs technical.
About the idea creator
work on capacity building with Open Educational Resources
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No funding needed?
Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschillingwikimedia.org for help!