is testing out WikiTrust
), a means of determining the level of consensus for each section of an article. You can see it at work by clicking the "wikitrust" tab, or adding "?trust" to the URL.
Areas highlighted in orange are considered "less trusted", as the history indicates they have not been reviewed by other "reliable" editors. The reputation of an editor depends on whether their text is kept by other editors. Wired has a nice writeup
of how it's meant to work; there's a paper
and some recent research
on how well it works, too.
Newly created or rewritten areas are fully orange (Jay Nalor
- Jessica Elwood
), while edits by untrusted users can be seen even after modifications to other sections of the article (Yiff
). You can click text to see the revision adding it.
The colouring is more saturated for users without an extensive history of having their edits "confirmed" by others. As such, this tool is currently most useful on the English and Russian WikiFur, as there are too few users on other editions to form a consensus.
WikiTrust is still beta software and you may notice a few cases where the trust display does not accurately reflect the regular page. The tab also does not display for users of the Vector skin. I'm working with the development team to iron these bugs out.
In other news, timduru
is consolidating hosted sites to WikiFur's server
, which may result in a few short periods of downtime or slow performance over the next few days.