The story of Bob
Bob, a new user, registers on WikiToLearn.
He receives immediately:
- the “welcome” of a bot/the user page populated with a few useful buttons so that he can start producing personal content under his personal page right away. he can create sections and chapters
- in a few hours, the real welcome by a few "tutors", who introduce themselves as such, and offer to be point of contact for the rest of the community and first level help.
- Just in case the tutor disappears, in the welcome message there was a link to a page with links to direct support channels:
- A Telegram channel (would be the best option, we have to test if it’s
- A Forumlike interface/Flow on the wiki (fallback) sociologically feasible)
After about one month, Bob is familiar with how the site and the community work. He is ready (and actively encouraged, by a bot or by humans) to become a tutor himself. Bob becomes a tutor and welcomes a few users. He also starts to actively check the “recent edits” page and recategorizes mislabeled pages by adding templates on the top.
Let’s now suppose that Bob feels very engaged and wants to take on more responsibilities. He decides to join a few working groups to help with the creation of templates. He checks on meta who is responsible and simply joins the group, in whatever way they are organized. All the decisions and coordination work between the teams happens on the editors’ mailing list.
Bob is now a trusted member of the community. He decides to run as admin to help fighting spam and do maintenance jobs, such as moving pages or deleting wrong ones, as signaled from the general editing community. He applies for adminship, the community discusses and approves Bob’s new role.