Grants:IdeaLab/Enduring Truths and Context

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Enduring Truths and Context
The overall tone of contributions is present or future oriented, and very "factual", but with little emphasis on more enduring truths and contextual analysis. Comparing present momentous changes with historic changes of similar magnitude might better suit women who want to make more contributions.
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created on19:13, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

I'm speculating that women feel more personal agency in communicating personally experienced truths than in dealing with socially validated facts. Any approach which recognizes a gender difference as a valuable source of variety and strength would be appropriate. Know your desired audience, and now, your desired contributors as well.

Woman as Natural Creature Comparative Strengths (Strategic Improvements to Human Nature) Agency Investments in fostering constructive Agency Stewardship Truth (Internal Qualia) Example: Tetrachromatism Personal Intimate, close-at-hand Wealth Real Quality of Life, Health, and Well-Being Enduring Forms

Man as Role Model Comparative Strengths (Strategic Improvements to Human Nature) Circumstance Investments in altering the natural environment to be more comfortable and habitable Duty Facts (External Qualia) The Many Impossibilities of Flight: Challenging Conventional “Truths” Social Shared, Society, Culture, Global, Human Species Money The free and willing exchange of forms of Wealth; Goods and Services in variety, abundance and liberty Timely Processes

Just a guess.

What is your solution?[edit]

Ask women what would cause them to contribute as individuals, not as members of social groups.


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  • While I do not seem to understand the problem description, I think this idea (from section Solution) may lead to something interesting: "Ask women what would cause them to contribute as individuals, not as members of social groups." Manbe on could take the envisaged solution as the starting point. Let me rephrase the quote into what I consider my interpretation of the question to be: While Wikimedia projects are designed as individualistic games (viz. creating accounts to be shared by many are discouraged) it may be true that women tend to contribute to projects of this kind in a rather non-individualistic mode. What changes could be expected if women "contribute as individuals" and what would motivate them to do so? On a different note, seen in the light of this hypothesis: It may be worth while for Wikimedia projects to experiment with group accounts. --C.Koltzenburg (talk) 10:26, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

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