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How to encourage forum users to use our wiki?

Accounts are separate. Wiki accounts require moderator approval, because it was the only way we found to keep the spambots away. I suspect that this is a major factor in keeping people from editing ...
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What are possible ways of ranking?

Ranking can be done in various ways. One option, utilized by the Discourse forums, is "Trust Levels". As posted by the developers: User trust levels are a way of... Sandboxing new users in ...
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As a regular user, how can I encourage another to do something for themselves?

First, don't assume that they don't want to put in the effort. Assume that they don't know what effort they should be putting in. Second, help them break the problem down into a set of questions. In ...
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On a peer-to-peer internet network (e.g. IPFS), how is it possible to ensure users to seed content?

I'd question if it really demands responsible behavior from all users. The point of peer to peer systems is to reduce the load on a single point of failure. At worst, if nobody seeds then you are no ...
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As a regular user, how can I encourage another to do something for themselves?

I am active on a Discord server that attracts many C++ developers and they often ask questions like pasting in their homework assignment. I never tell them "you have to do some of the work ...
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How to motivate villagers to monitor well water levels of their wells?

Crowd sourcing in rural villages is a frequently desired goal by many non profit organizers. It's a multi-faceted problem changing behaviors and cultures. The biggest complication, however, is out of ...
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What are possible ways of ranking?

Of course there are. Don't reveal your ranking ladder People are curious and like mystery. If you do not reveal the post count threshold nor the names of the upper rankings, people will discuss and ...
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How to encourage forum users to use our wiki?

You could try finding another way to control spambots on your MediaWiki that is more convenient for new users than requiring moderator approval. The following policy has worked well for two wikis that ...
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On a peer-to-peer internet network (e.g. IPFS), how is it possible to ensure users to seed content?

Internet access and storage are cheap nowadays, so even a slight motivation makes people seed. I suggest a motivation from my subjective point of view. (I never saw a scientific study of such ...
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How to motivate villagers to monitor well water levels of their wells?

How do we motivate the villagers to take the depth of groundwater in their well regularly and accurately? One of the hardest question which concerns quite a lot of people everyday: How do I get this ...
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What are possible ways of ranking?

Rankings based on number of posts encourage spam and low-quality posts to inflate the number, but they can be useful for determining engagement. Coherent ranking systems usually use some type of ...
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Community platform - How to trigger interaction with e-commerce developers?

Know your target audience. Meaning, use proper tools, community design, and interaction methods for the audience. For example, if it's going to be primarily used by English-speaking members (at least ...
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How to motivate villagers to monitor well water levels of their wells?

I'd suggest two basic strategies: First, make it easy for the people drawing water to measure (or at least estimate) the water depth and record it in some fashion. This might not take much ...
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How to encourage forum users to use our wiki?

I ran into a similar (but not exactly the same) position years ago, but everything I have done wasn't successful. So my points may not worth much. From what I have known: A forum almost always has ...
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