On 28/12/22 at 01:22am, Polarian wrote:
Personally I think it is important that the Arch Wiki has better forms of communication. Yes the discussion channel on each wiki page is useful, but it would be very useful to have more community input.
Like a reddit where people could upvote and downvote proposals without having any actual skin in the game? Pretty sure /r/bikeshed already exists, though…
Currently moderators decide what should or shouldn't be added or deleted, Arch Linux has a community, a mailing list would allow people to share their ideas on removal of specific pages and the future of the Arch Wiki, most people don't even read discussions in the discussions channels which is annoying because you ask a question and nobody ends up replying.
Talk pages are where discussions happen. If people don't engage on the Talk page then they have no right to complain when the proposal is enacted.
Just my point of view, it would help prevent Arch Wiki pages which the community still wants from being removed by moderators without any community input.
Moderators *are* part of the community. All of the wiki staff have privileges precisely because they have been so active. Like the entire Arch project, the "community"--ie., contributors--end up with responsibility.