On 12/13/13, 4:44 PM, Cherie Wren
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That's an interesting idea, but it opens a lot of questions.
I would suggest that
more than one person be involved in approving/rejecting. It is
always good to have a second set of eyes look at something-- so
I should not be able to instantly approve my own stuff, but I
should also be able to say why I wrote it that way so someone
who spells it differently can't instantly reject it...
Maybe a voting style. Up or down is the easiest.
Sideways for non-standard.
Is this rude in any sign language?
Written in SignWriting, we have three simple choices.
It might be nice to include the facial expression for the 3 voting
choices. If anyone is up to a challenge, can you write 3 signs
using the handshapes above and include the corresponding facial
Any user can vote on any entry and leave a comment. Every entry
will show the voting tally if it exists. If people are comfortable
entering their writing skill level and language proficiency on their
user profile page, the voting may show some interesting
Changing the entry resets the voting, but leaves an audit trail so
that a user can see the previous versions of the entry and any of
the corresponding voting.
Ultimately, an editor of the puddle would have to change the status
of the entry, but depending on the situation, the editor could give
it a thumbs down and leave a comment without changing the
provisional status or the editor could move it to an appropriate
Specifically, I'd like to clean up the ASL Dictionary. I'd like to
be aggressive with the editing, but I don't want to kill the fun of
SignPuddle or cause anyone any stress.
I propose to copy the ASL Dictionary to a new puddle named "ASL
Practice". Starting in 2014, the ASL Dictionary and ASL Practice
would be the same. By the end of the 2014, I'm hoping the ASL
Dictionary will be much improved and I'm hoping that people are
writing and interacting within the ASL Practice.
By convention, voting would be handled differently for the ASL
Dictionary and for ASL Practice.
Normal users have full voting privileges, while editors have more
options. Instead of down voting a new entry for teacher in the ASL
Dictionary, an editor could move the new entry to the ASL Practice
and up vote the entry leaving a nice message "Nice writing. I moved
this to practice because the dictionary already had an equivalent
SignPuddle 3 is centered on languages so every sign language can
have multiple puddles. Each will have the possibility of a
dictionary puddle and a practice puddle. The existing sign language
dictionaries will be imported and labeled. Every sign language will
start with an empty practice puddle.
Thinking out loud,
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