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The purpose of this page is to provide a working document outline for the Wikiprogress community on “How Wikiprogress Works”. This page provides the foundation for the management and development of Wikiprogress. Wikiprogress relies on its contributors, members and experts to engage the progress community in order to widen and deepen the content of the website. This page references other pages such as Guidelines for Content on Wikiprogress and the Framework for Measuring Progress in Society.
The most important aspect of Wikiprogress is the community. Wikiprogress will rely on the following members of the community to make it successful. Wikiprogress relies on its community to advise and conduct the review process as well as contributing to and editing articles.
Ensuring the quality of contributions to the site is important to the credibility of the site, and the return of browsers and contributors. This section deals with aspects of identifying reviewers, and setting up standard rules regarding the reviewing process and the rejection of submissions to the site.
Contributions to the site
Wikiprogress is there for you and welcomes your active engagement. You can participate in several ways:
- Finding and reading an article: search for a specific topic you are interested in and you will find all articles that mention the keyword that you put in the search box.
- If your search returns some results that you would like to improve, modify the article or add new information.
- If your search does not match any articles, this is the perfect occasion to create a new entry in Wikiprogress by clicking on the link “You can create this page”.
- If you see a intern link in red, it's a page to create.
- Some page contains only a template. They're important pages which were not drafted yet. Contribute to it!
Contributions shall be done on the simple basis of common understood dimensions.
Articles (or "contributions") can be categorised into "seed" or "static" articles. A clear distinction between these two types of articles means that user-review treatment can also be categorised.
- Seed articles will be unpublished articles directly added to the site by a registered user. Other registered users will be able to add comments, discuss or update the article (and can include links to relevant published or unpublished material [data or text] hosted elsewhere).
- Static articles are uneditable published reports, or articles written and submitted for official review. Responses to static articles will be in the form of seed articles or comments.
Contributing text is not the only type of contribution offered. Wikiprogress users are also able to add linked data to the site in the form of raw data which can be uploaded and viewed via interactive charts and graphs which can then be linked to other data on the wiki.
- Must include sets of indicators for progress, quality of life, well being
- Must cover an area (country, region)
- Must crosscut social, economic and environmental issues
- Metadata will be collected in the following manner:
- Institution – user entered via the WILD interface
- Source– user entered via the WILD interface
- Contact email – user entered via the WILD interface
- Description of the data – as a text file attached via the WILD interface
- Unit – dropdown list
All submitted data is reviewed and needs approval for being shown on Wikiprogress.stat. The quantity of entries and contributions will determine the final review process.
All users contributing or editing the site will be registered. All editing will be linked to registered users' history.
The Wiki environment is open access. Editing and reviewing of seed or static articles is a collaborative process. All contributions will be checked by one group of Wikiprogress experts to ensure inappropriate content is not uploaded. Users can join Wikiprogress and become reviewers. If this is your case, please create an account and browse through the categories for you to start reviewing articles.
The following steps outline the content checking process and will be prominently posted on the Wikiprogress site to guide all contributors:
- Contributions (data or text) should refer to progress related issues and follow the guidelines for content.
- Contributions should be different to other articles on the site, or directly related to other articles on the site (and should be linked).
- Basic grammar and spelling should be checked
- Graphs, charts and tables should be clearly labeled, readable and they must not contain copyright prohibiting their use on public sites.
- Quotes, data etc., should be referenced
- Statistical language and jargon should be limited or directly linked to a definition or article explaining the terms (preferably on Wikiprogress)
- Links embedded in the article should be checked .
- Where articles fail to meet these standards the article (or text or charts in the article), they will be flagged for general edit (to invite browsers to update references for instance)
- The article should not include offensive material, advertising or links to external offensive or commercial websites.
Editors will have access to a certain level of registration to be able to clear seed articles for publishing or send out a notification of rejection. When articles are flagged for review after posting, or comments are awaiting moderation, the webspace will carry the note “Content awaiting review” or “Comment awaiting moderation”.
Logos and affiliations
Each affiliated institution will have a portal page on Wikiprogress (see the UN Wikipedia portal). Portals for affiliating institutions will be accessed via a permanent portal link on the main page. Affiliated institutions interested in contributing a portal page will be asked to copy a template design, including logos, standard descriptions, and links.
Help with uploading contributions
All contributors will be asked to upload their own results; for those institutions requesting a portal page a template will be provided. All other data will be uploaded centrally by a nominated researcher or editor. Articles provided may be reviewed on request. Members of the managing consortium will be asked to act as reviewers.
Once their contributions are uploaded, all contributors are being asked contact their networks they are members of to make them aware of the wikiprogress project. Contributors presently engaged with, or knowing of other professional groups working on the topic or on similar projects, should contact them early. Large professional groups can be offered portal pages.
Links to other groups and their involvement
As part of the Wikiprogress project attempts will be made to link the network and site to other professional groups. Those undertaking progress related initiatives globally will also be approached. Those who may be able to help with funding the development of Wikiprogress, as well as increase the visibility of Wikiprogress amongst researchers, professional and citizens in all parts of the world.