A decentralized blockchain project has launched a new contest as it vies to build the next Wikipedia.
Free TON says there are a number of issues that are holding the online encyclopedia project back. It claims that the current rules and social mechanics of Wikipedia actively discourage people from making a contribution — and all this means the community is much smaller than it potentially could be.
Because of this, the site misses out on experienced potential contributors who could have added valuable knowledge.
Some of the issues that Free TON wants to resolve in Freecyclopedia contest include the fact that Wikipedia lacks detailed statistics for analysis — despite the fact that every edit performed on a page is logged. A dearth of such data means that decision-making is based on individual experience and the personal bias of old-timers and administrators. With the main focus on fair and community-driven involvement, the project offers Byzantine Fault Tolerance Governance (BFTg), ensuring the decentralization of the future platform.
There can also be uneven coverage of topics because most people don’t contribute to articles that lie outside of their interests, meaning that there needs to be an effort to ensure communities focus their efforts on underdeveloped pages.
Free TON also claims that the minimum standards for article quality on Wikipedia are low — and many are poorly written, incorrect or outdated. It also claims that the platform takes editorial work for