Spectator

Someone who consumes wiki content but does not contribute to it by adding tags, comments or refining content is considered a Spectator.

Usage

A healthy wiki is, at it’s essence, a knowledge repository. It is fair and safe to assume that some members of the community, perhaps a large portion, simply need the information in the wiki but don’t generate any new information or insights on their own. This is an important precursor to a Contributor as these people already understand the value of the resource itself, and it may be only a matter of time and encouragement before they will want to contribute their own thoughts.

Example

A spectator may be a manager or a colleague from another group which has nothing, at this time, to contribute, but comes to your departmental wiki frequently to get phone numbers or group member names, other needed information.

Related Patterns

  • Ambassador – A Spectator develops into an Ambassador by being diligent about including links to wiki content that they’ve extracted, but encouraging those who have something to add to do so at the original source on the wiki rather than generate off-line documentation.
  • Champion – Passionate, enthusiastic person who advocates for a new technology, provides guidance, reduces obstacles, and is essential to the success of adoption.
  • Gnome – Person who performs small edits on a wiki to continually improve its overall quality (also often known as a Gardener).
  • Patron – A high-ranking person in your organization who supports a technology adoption project and, by doing so, confers a degree of legitimacy that can increase the likelihood of success.



Wikiコンテンツを消費する、しかしタグを追加したり、コメントしたり、内容を洗練したりといった貢献をしない人が観客とみなされます。これは重要な[EntryLevel](入門レベル)の役割です。

使い方

健全なwikiは、その本質としてナレッジリポジトリ(知識の倉庫)です。コミュニティメンバの幾人か、もしかしたら大半が、単にwiki上の情報を必要としているだけで、彼ら自信が新しい情報や知見を生み出さないかもしれないと仮定することは、正しくかつ無難です。これは、リソース自信の価値をすでに理解している貢献者への重要な前段であり、そして彼ら自信の見解を投稿したいと思うようになるのは時間と励ましだけの問題かもしれません

観客は、この時点では投稿すべきことのない、マネージャや他のグループの同僚かも知れませんが、しかし電話番号かグループメンバ名、他の必要な情報を得に頻繁にあなたの部門のwikiに来ます。