I discovered Stack Overflow from some months, now, as a reader, and since last week as a member.
But I was deeply involved in the growing of Wikipedia between 2003 and 2008, and what I saw didn't always made me happy.
I get the impression that the process in Stack Overflow is very similar to the one in Wikipedia, but with some lessons understood in the meanwhile:
- Not all contributors have the same worth, both in knowledge and motivations. Let's go the end of the community-thought and let the community rate its own members, by rating their contributions
- Avoid the appearance of cliques by giving the rights progressively to the members
I think that now, Wikipedia could have some things to learn from Stack Overflow.
Has anybody some thoughts about this?