User talk:Rkgozar

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Group Dynamics

Today I look at PickWiki's recent changes and all I see are a bunch of bot sign-ups; I can't see what's changed or newly contributed. A few weeks ago when the site first came up I thought I would try to make a small change to my own page (or as it was pointed out I don't really have my own page, just one that happens to have the same name as me) and weeks afterward the moderator still hadn't allowed the change. Only after making a side comment in the email list did my change get approved. As far as I can tell I'm the only contributor so far that's been willing to overlook the annoyances and attempt to make changes.

Group dynamics are vital to the survival of a community website. The smallest things can help a group to grow, or instantly kill it. I'm concerned that implementation decisions are being made that are actually hurting growth. What's being done to PickWiki with the specific intention of creating growth?

I'm not talking about software changes; MediaWiki is great software with millions of users. I'm talking about what's being done that will get that Pick professional with 30 years experience to want to contribute? And not drive him away? Rkgozar (talk) 10:58, 22 April 2015 (PDT)