I like the idea of having formal levels of 'credentials'.
Just trying to figure out how they might align with existing Wikimaster 'credentials' (kudos) on other Wikimedia projects. E.g-- 22:33, 11 December 2007 (CET)
Am also trying to figure out how you give kudos to the tool makers/improvers/developers. E.g. We're having a play with liquid threads, which seems promising. You might also be aware of the IRC tool which Chrisworks on.
Many real innovations come about by the interaction between users and tool makers. The greatest challenge we have is, by training people to use the existing tools, we may be frustrating them due to their preference for others. At the same time the tool makers, if they're not given recognition for making a tool easier for newbies, will have no incentive. E.g Chris has created a simple web interface for 3 IRC Wikipedia channels. Simplifying the interface by adding more radio buttons for all the other channels would be useful, and time consuming. So we need to have some equivalents. Simonfj
Nope -- I'm not aware of Chris' IRC tool -- will certainly take a look. Most folk on WE use their own IRC clients, eg Xchat or log in through our Web interface.
The barnstar concept is certainly worth pursuing -- so any suggestions you may have in how best to align these with other WMF projects are most welcome ..;-).
Chat to you soon.