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There might even be a subsection under trainer / master - called WikiSpecialist.

  • that is, the WikiSpecialist might have particular attributes in say, "secondary education in Africa", or tertiary education in Latin America ~ you get the point.

Different levels of WikiApprentice


There may well be different levels under WikiApprentice - Green, Blue, Gold ~ something like that, or I, II, III.

WikiRandy - Yip - agreed not sure what these are yet but will start thinking about a typology. --Mackiwg 00:59, 26 June 2007 (CEST)

I'm not sure I like the "WikiIntern", because of some of its implications, at least in the traditional world, and in terms of 'commitment' for a longer-term ~ who's going to decide this...?

I was looking for a level in-between Apprentice and trainer. I first thought of clerkship - as in the professions. Perhaps this would be better. I will specify competencies for each level and how users can demonstrate these. A user will submit a request to be judged by their peers and folk who have attained the next level will be able to exercise judgement on whether the applicant meets the standard. Must still sort out the mechanics of this. --Mackiwg 00:59, 26 June 2007 (CEST)

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choosing WikiMaster pix that evokes an emotional, visceral experience


I think the photo should be one that implies a sense of 'mastery'. One where there's a visceral reaction with something familiar and strong and coveted and revered.

Ideally we would use more than one pic. I chose the first pic - possibly not the best to reflect on an experience that most of us know - learning to ride a bike. --Mackiwg 01:07, 26 June 2007 (CEST)

From my North American lens, I was brought up on runs / reruns of Kung Fu (Master Po, and Kwai Chang Cane.

What seemed to me to have 'resonance' was the fact that he started at the bottom, and learned along the way, developing a mastery of the elements of Kung Fu, but a self-mastery as well.

I'm a little worried about the universality of the Kung Fu example - we could find a better substitute? --Mackiwg 01:07, 26 June 2007 (CEST)

Similarly, becoming a WikiMaster is about mastering the tools, but exhibiting a certain humility and working with one's peers. Channelling one's energy and ideas to the service of a greater whole. A WikiMaster also bears some responsibility, to speak and act outward, and move with purpose and commitment Media:Example.ogg...Being a member, and indeed a Master Member of the community has its rewards and priveleges, and obligations too.

Agreed - couldn't see the link to Example.ogg - so not sure what you're wanting to show here.

Kung Fu images from Google

Hey - watch out for copyright! We can't use copyrighted images <smile>. --Mackiwg 01:07, 26 June 2007 (CEST)

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