Forum:WIGO Voting

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There has been some discussion recently as to what we are voting on when we vote on WIGO entries. There are at least three criteria that come to my mind

  • We're voting on the quality of the WIGO entry itself. Is it witty(snarky)?
  • We're voting on the quality of the linked item. Is it something noteworthy or is it just meh?
  • We're voting on the importance of the linked item. Do we mark up, for example, a poorly written WIGO linking to a poorly written blog entry which refers to something which is important to RW members.

I, for one, am confused. Any comments? Jack Hughes (talk) 14:55, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

I seem to recall asking this before. Personally, I vote on how interesting the linked item is to me. –SuspectedReplicant retire me 15:04, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
It seems as though you want a ruling on how people should vote on wigos, but given that's entirely unenforcable (besides an ugly, overly complex template message on every wigo page), I suspect you just want a poll of anyone who sees this thread. So let's use voteys!!!! ONE / TALK 16:24, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
I would upvote a wigo only if the wigo is funny or well-written.0Vote
I would upvote a rubbish wigo if it linked to something funny or well-written.1Vote
I would upvote a rubbish wigo linking to a rubbish blogpost if it was about something important or something really good that has happened.3Vote

Though I would add: doesn't it depend on the type of wigo? For the above poll let's assume WIGO:BLOGS. ONE / TALK 16:24, 19 January 2011 (UTC)