Another idea for how we can increase engagement on Everipedia.
Sam and I talked about a 'call-to-action' feature yesterday. And I started thinking about it... What do y'all think of the idea of adding an upvote/downvote feature for the page itself? (i.e. 'How do you rank the page overall?')
It could be the same thing we do for the References/Links... except it grades the page as a whole.
This could: a) Get people to register b) Get users to engage with the page c) Give other users feedback on their work d) Give us data for which pages the community likes/doesn't like.
And e) If Master Editors know the users who upvoted/downvoted it, we could contact them and let them know that the page has been updated, and they can change their vote if it's to their liking. (Also We can add a third 'neutral' option as well, in case people want to withdraw their vote completely.)
*We could also take it up a notch and do a 1-5 star rating instead.
I really like your ideas man. For now, one of the main things we can really improve on though is that we need a higher ratio of people who see pages to sign up and either edit, vote, or comment. Right now, I think too many readers don't understand how easily they can contribute to a page or at least weigh in their opinion by voting, commenting, etc. Before we implement all the user level stuff like you are saying, the most important thing is getting more people into the actual ecosystem of Everipedia. I have a hunch that the reason people don't sign up more is because they think it is as big of an ordeal as signing up for Wikipedia which is a terrible mistake they are making.