Crisis of the staff system

Discussion in 'Wiki' started by NickTheRed37, Aug 8, 2016.

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Do you think that the FTB Wiki’s staff system should be removed?

  1. Yes

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. No

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. NickTheRed37

    NickTheRed37 New Member

    Hello everyone.

    The FTB Wiki started as a non-publicly-editable project served by specially appointed users which together form the FTB Wiki staff. The wiki faced the problem of low activity, and one of the staff members, Jinbobo, proposed to make the project publicly editable. The proposal was accepted, but the problem where practically no new “regular” users do anything and everything is did by the leading group remained. Jin proposed that the staff system is the problem — the very existence of it may cause thoughts of viewers or newcomers like “They have staff, why should I ever bother working on this?” — and proposed to remove it. (ref 1) The full list of problems told by Jinbobo is as follows (he points out that the first two are the main ones):
    Meanwhile I, the former Russian translator, questioned the requirement of the staff system and independently proposed to remove it. (ref 2) These events have begun the epoch which I call “the crisis of the staff system” and paved ground for a new group overhaul proposal by Retep998, which poses as an alternative to the system. (ref 3)

    All these events may have a big effect on the FTB Wiki and the FTB community, so I have to open the discussion here, on the FTB Forum. Anyone is free to give feedback and to vote on the proposal.

    References:
    1. http://ftb.gamepedia.com/Feed_The_Beast_Wiki:Administrators'_Noticeboard#New_editor_retention
    2. http://ftb.gamepedia.com/Feed_The_Beast_Wiki:Staff's_Noticeboard#Necessity_of_the_staff_system
    3. http://ftb.gamepedia.com/Feed_The_Beast_Wiki:Centralized_discussion#Group_overhaul_proposal
     

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