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To quote CliffordAdams:

There are two very different kinds of voting on Wiki. One is a simple count of agreeing voters, where a vote is simply a shorthand for “I also like this”.

The other kind of vote attempts to decide a community disagreement. This kind of vote is controversial. There is a Wiki tradition of consensus decisions, with the possibility of a veto from the site owner.

For more discussion on the goodnesss or badness of the second type of vote, see VotingIsEvil.

Some potential uses for WikiVoting


I would be really interested in seeing Wiki:AutomatedWikiVoting. Could anyone point me to wiki software supporting it? Wiki:AutomatedWikiVoting would be a flexible tool on the path to implementing many good ideas like RatingGroups and RatingAsContent within a Wiki. These are tools that would allow a large Wiki with a high turnover rate (for instance, a WikiWebLog) to support subcommunities with different interests. -- BayleShanks

A comment on Wiki:ValidateChangesByVoting: could make it much harder to automatically attack Wikis (i'm new here and haven't seen any of these, but I'm sure they'll happen much more as Wiki's get bigger) if you require the validations to come from different subnets. But at those cost of making wikis seem more complicated to newcomers. I would not recommend this until attacks were becoming a problem (does this comment belong on this page? i would put it on ValidateChangesByVoting?, but I though WikiWiki preferred to have new meta-Wiki talk over here rather than there; I certainly would) -- BayleShanks

A comment on [EfnetPythonWiki:LiquidDemocracy]: it seems like the idea is basically that instead of getting apathetic about an issue, you delegate your votes on certain topics to friends who care more. Sounds like an interesting idea. This is also interesting to me because of structural similarities to some ideas related to PeerToPeerJournalism. --BayleShanks

About liquid democracy, you can also see [EmergentLiquidDemocracyWithBlogsAndWikis] on JoiIto's Wiki -- EmileKroeger


See wiki with survey feature at http://www.hanoi.dynu.com/~hanh/phpwiki-1.3.3/index.php (BrokenLink as of 20 Oct 2006)



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