2013-05-29

versiwiki

4.12: adds/versiwiki:
. in wikipedia we often see "citation needed";
this reminded me of a need for versioning;
the default version is completely referenced:
it hides everything that needs a citation,
or that has a citation that doesn't apply .
. if you want to see flagged content
(original work, contested material)
then you click the view-all button .
. we can also extend that idea
to have buttons for many versions:
show original content, or show controversial .
. when the controversial view is shown
it also shows the tags people have added:
pornographic, hate speech, ethnocentric, etc .

. you can see who's doing the tagging,
and give weight to particular taggers;
and, when you re-tag something,
it lets you rate the other taggers:
you can see what else they've tagged
and then tag them as having a particular agenda;
ie, their tags are meant to hide something;
so, you're building a case as to why,
and condensing that down to a tag;
eg, prolife and prochoice may try to censor each other .
. you can see who's tagging you,
and what agenda they have,
and tag them back as having some other agenda .
. you can reply to these tags by tagging yourself:
here is what tags I would like to have,
and others can place in your file
why they think your tags don't apply to you .
. you can apply tagger preferences transitively:
if you trust not only this tagger's tags,
but also this taggers choice of other taggers,
then the system can work with millions of users,
and you can weed through all of them
by developing networks of trusted taggers .

. all this results in no loss of information;
you just decide who you trust,
and ask versiwiki to give those judges priority;
so, then even if you don't want pornography,
it uses your preferred taggers to determine
what really constitutes pornography,
rather than say prochoice or
family planning graphics .
. nanny programs can navigate for you too,
so the same site that serves adult content
can also safely serve the children,
just by showing only what has been
rated child-friendly by the taggers
that are trusted by the nanny device .

. this can be the basis for a voting system too,
for consensus-building;
but, to safely vote for 3rd parties,
this would require more than versiwiki;
the system needs to have a majority of users,
and it needs to be tied into the voting system,
such that if you use this system to vote
and it determines a 3rd party can win,
then it actually does vote for you,
so you can't just claim you're voting 3rd party,
and then vote for your side of the 2-face .