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talk:recognition

The distinction between “credit” and “ownership” is important. For many people, working on a major new section of content loses some appeal at the thought of losing ownership – when really it's not so much ownership they want, but credit. I.e. they are quite happy to have others edit their work, and improve on it … but want their original contribution remembered.  Some metadata that acknowledges a major author or editor seems appropriate.

Posted by Fred B at Jan 31, 2008 20:22


For most users, adding information to the Wiki is not part of their job. But, to use a cliche, recognition is its own reward. Showing that people's work is appreciated may encourage them to contribute more.

Posted by Daniel at Nov 19, 2009 23:59; last updated at Nov 23, 2009 12:54 by barconati


When really it's not so much ownership they want, but credit. I.e. they are quite happy to have others edit their work, and improve on it … but want their original contribution remembered.  Some metadata that acknowledges a major author or editor seems appropriate.

Posted by Daniel at Nov 20, 2009 00:05; last updated at Nov 23, 2009 12:53 by barconati

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