I keep coming back to process. I know that some of you find this irritating. I am personally more and more convinced that the solution lies within an analysis of the process underlying WP itself. So, please bear with me. The Fieryangel 22:16, 14 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

I'm with you 110%. My diagnosis is that the processes employed by WP have evolved organically, without systematic planning, and are a tangled mess of competing and conflicting rules and practices. Instead of an orderly process within a well-designed high-functioning system, the machinations on WP resemble nothing so much as a wild game of PaintBall. —Moulton 16:12, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
"competing and conflicting rules and practices" <-- There is a whole set of these mantras. If you really want to improve things, it would be useful to have a list of specific examples and proposals for how to improve things. --JWSchmidt 17:49, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

List of specific examples and proposals for how to improve things edit

My proposal, which originally appears in RfC/Moulton from a year ago, is to abandon the erratic and dysfunctional rules and sanctions regulatory model and advance a notch up the Kohlberg Ladder to a Community Social Contract Model. Elsewhere in these pages, I have provided a lengthy presentation of that recommendation. —Moulton 21:24, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Ideas for improvement:

  1. increase ethics awareness
  2. three year term limits for admins
  3. elect a deliberative body with the specific task of investigating the English language Wikipedia in order to propose governance reform.

WAS 4.250 10:02, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

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