CZ:Editorial Council Resolution 0006

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The resolution

Whereas, there is no credible online project that invites everyone to submit his or her single best encyclopedia article; and there is no credible online project that invites people to impart the message they regard as most important to the world;

Whereas, collaborative communities such as MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube have grown because people want an outlet express their personalities, and this leads to viral growth; and the aforementioned projects potentially have this viral feature;

Whereas, we lack a program that allows people to receive personal credit for article drafts that they have created by themselves, and that there is some demand for such a program;

Resolved, That the Citizendium adopts the initiatives as described on What's Your Article? and What's Your Message?

Note that these initiatives will be voted upon separately; there are in effective two resolutions here, 0006a and 0006b.

Method of execution

We will make a press release, announcing these initiatives along with Core Articles. We will also create a new mailbox,, and invite volunteers to monitor it and accept What's Your Article? submissions.


No amendments yet


Current status

  • Resolution 6a adopted with 13-6 votes.
  • Resolution 6b has been put on hold and will be revived later, if required.



Before it is added to the Agenda, these sponsors, but only these sponsors, may edit the text of the resolution. After it is added to the Agenda, it cannot be edited by anyone except via the amendment process.

Resolution history

  • Proposed: Tue Sep 25 17:25 UTC 2007
  • Entered queue: (bypassed)
  • Entered initial discussion: Wed Sep 26 04:30 UTC 2007 for 48 hours
  • Entered public discussion: Fri Sep 28 04:30 UTC 2007 for 7 days
  • Entered voting on resolution 6a: Fri Oct 05 04:30 UTC 2007 for 7 days
  • Close of voting on resolution 6a: Fri Oct 12 04:30 UTC 2007

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