Monday, October 06, 2008

Attack of the Killer B's

Today I put up a proposal at the Village Pump that would create a new type of incentive for article improvements. It's called Killer B's and it would thank people for raising bad articles up to pretty good.

Killer B designation is for improvement drives to existing articles that start out at C-class or below, with a few requirements:
  1. The article comes to full-fledged B-class work: useful overview of the subject, pretty well written, pretty well referenced, no uncited controversial stuff, no tags for serious shortcomings.
  2. Double its word count (not counting lists).
  3. Get it to at least 1000 words.
  4. Bring it to a total of 10 or more reliable sources with inline citations.
  5. Add at least 5 new reliable sources yourself (it may already have some sources before you start).
  6. Do all the improvements within 1 week.

There wouldn't be any special designation for Killer B at the article, but we could keep a 'Beehive' to thank editors for their contributions and offer cute doodads for userspace. The basic setup would operate similar to GAC: anyone can review and the process works on an honor system.

If you like this, let's make it happen.

No comments: