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Support Variable Levels of Involvment

Context

This practice applies mostly in the context of a volunteer-based Collaborative translation initiative.

Problem description

Recruiting and retaining good contributors is difficult.

Solution

Therefore, make it possible for a wide variety of people to contribute to the site, to the level that they are capable of.

For example, your community should provide opportunities for low-commitment contributions like:


At the same time, your community should provide opportunities for emerging leaders to become more involved. For example:

  • translate a complete page
  • revise a complete translation produced by not-yet-trusted contributors
  • become a Community Manager

Links to related patterns

  • N/A

Real-life examples

  • Most successful collaborative peer-production communities use this practice.