There’s a dilemma that can arise when you try to rework a page with someone.
The dilemma can be summarized in the question: “Which parts am I going to do, and which parts are you going to do?”
The following plays dramatize the dilemma:
Yellow is putting a big investment of reworking into a page.
Blue comes along, and adds something, but it really doesn’t fit Yellow’s work flow.
Yellow can refuse Blue, leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, or Yellow can accept Blue’s contribution, but then Yellow’s plans are messed up, need to be redrawn, and thus Yellow is demotivated.
This suggests that “anybody can edit anything” can motivate small investment contributions but punish large investment contributions.
Did I miss something important? Is the “What’s Going On Here?” missing something important?
I’m putting in the other pages now…
This page intended to just focus on this one dilemma; I’ll put more analysis on PageMaintainerAnalysis.
I love the breakout pages.
On this page, I think I’d get rid of the first “play”. One is enough, and the second one has the interesting extra layer of thoughts on top of the spoken word layer, which I like.
Thanks, Alex, for both this, and the edits to PageMaintainer!
I think there’s two more breakouts to come.
I’d love to build a whole categorized and indexed list of online SocialDilemma?s. Then, when someone ruffles my feathers, I can just yell out 112-A!
I think it might be worthwhile to insert some info (somewhere) on the benefits of social dilemmas. It’s often implied that social dilemmas are a bad thing. They can be frustrating, to be sure, but I’m convinced they often play an important role in helping clarify and enforce social norms and in personal development (e.g. emotional intelligence, tolerance, etc.). Plus, humans will be humans regardless.
I have been pondering the relative merits of being able to …
I’d be interested in also considering others’ perspectives on this.
I tried to write this page with minimal mention of SocialDilemma?. I’ve tried not to imply that a Social Dilemma is, intrinsically, a bad thing here. (That is: I agree with your observation.)
My worry is that by putting that bit in here, then I need to balance it with still more content. Why? Because if we say it plays an important role in helping to clarify and enforce social norms, then why the hell are we going with PageMaintainer? The more social dilemmas, the better! Not true, but we’d need to balance what you just said, with… …even more text.
Or, write a nice balanced paragraph, and include it in the DocumentMode here, if you like..!
But for myself, I’m content to just let this page rest as it is.
Hans - transcluded microcontent is a great idea. Choosing the right application seems important. Do you know of success stories within wiki? What’s the overlap with micro-formats (if any)? I haven’t thought too much about this space, honestly.
Lion - I agree that SocialDilemma? needs to be addressed elsewhere. I would enjoy tackling the page.
The Oddmuse blikis support TransClusion (which I have been dabbling with and have become a fan of because the transclusion spans across the component wikis). I still have a few reservations (likely just due to the fact that I have not been able to finish researching this), but I should resolve these before the end of the month.
I don’t know enough about micro-formats yet make any meaningful comments.
Define external redirect: SocialDilemma