Grants:IdeaLab/Marking articles as trustworthy and/or truthful

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Marking articles as trustworthy and/or truthful
Mark some wikipedia articles as trustworthy and lock them from public editing.
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created on01:49, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?[edit]

Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
All wikipedia, public editing priveliges

Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?[edit]

Provide details about the method or process of how you will evaluate your community or collect data. Does your idea involve private or personally identifying information? Take a look at the Privacy Policy for Wikimedia’s guidelines in this area.
Some wikipedia articles (without any issues) should be locked from editing and marked as trustworthy and can be used as a tertiary source. If something changes, making the article untrue or false, users should be able to report the article for editing, then be remarked.

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?[edit]

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.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

The project would be successful once the system is implemented in commonly searched/visited articles.

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?[edit]

After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
The measurements will help determine which articles should implement the system.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

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?
A somewhat different or modified editing system will have to be used along with a reporting feature. Users of wikipedia should also be informed of the reporting feature and anyone trying to edit any article should be informed of the locked articles.

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]



Expand your idea[edit]

Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.

Expand into a Rapid Grant

No funding needed?[edit]

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 cschilling(_AT_) for help!