Category talk:Help Wanted
This could be an amazingly useful category. Directing users to pages that are almost complete, or having trouble with an issue. However, I do not think most new users know of this, or use it enough. Also, help wanted for pictures has become a spam, needs to be removed. A stronger set of definitions, and better reference to this category will improve this sites standards tenfold. I would suggest: 1) definition and striation of what is here (i.e., articles that have hit a rut or are almost complete - not those in need of minor repair); 2) limit of how many articles a user can have the help wanted tag on; 3) perhaps a reward, or mention of a community project or mention as the most improved project of the month. --Franken Kesey (talk) 16:24, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
- This category is already linked on the navbar on the side in the community section. If we wanted to improve visibility further I could probably rework the chat subsection of Main to be a community section including help wanted and ratings and chat and whatever. I finally have Main cut down to a manageable, non-scrolling size for most non-mobile resolutions and I'm not going back, so it probably wouldn't get much more than a link and short blurb. Could add a paragraph or two for it on the about page as well (and I thought there was one there already actually).
- As for the rest... I'm not sure that a stronger set of descriptions would help or be useful. People want help with different things, and telling them that they can't ask for some of it doesn't seem like it would add anything. I don't actually get why you want to remove picture help, for example. It's an invitation to submit ideas for an image instead of for content, and that's not a big deal IMO. So I disagree with point 1 already. Suggestion 2 sounds similar to what we tried with the old RC system, but as there are only honor system controls on it I would expect the same sort of excesses. Suggestion 3 requires a consensus on which one gets the reward (which is non-trivial to arrive at if there are more than 1 because of participation rates, and non-interesting if there is only 1), as well as an actual reward to give them. So I don't think any of the numbered suggestions are worthwhile, but it wouldn't hurt to make sense to make the category a bit more visible in places. - Tarkisflux Talk 21:05, 29 August 2013 (UTC)