I think there is a need for a user-generated help system like for instance help.openstreetmap.org is. The rules of English Wikipedia are a big barier in acquiring of new users and editors.
New users are not familiar with wiki interface and there is no "easy" place where they could ask something (if they are not at least so tech savvy to leave a note on a discussion page, usualy without a signature). Opening an easy interface for help will be a big benefit for English Wikipedia.
Incorporate the Q&A system in SUL. Open source software should be used (OSQA, AskBot, Pligg, Ponder (Phabricator Q&A) etc.). help.openstreetmap.org seems a big success so far, but AskBot is growing more since 2012. Comparison table: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q%26A_software#Comparison_of_Q.26A_software
To be defined. At least the initial one(s). If the system works, it is likely to be expanded to more Wikimedia audiences.
- ask a question
- answer a question
- correct/punish bad answers
- find a question you need answered
- find questions you can answer
- differentiate questions and answers (most extra features that affect answers ("posts") should not affect the question)
- differentiate answers (replies to the question) and comments (replies to an answer) - comments on questions are nice but optional
- vote up/down answers
- sort answers by votes
- accept an answer
- question tagging
- Stick questions/answered questions to the top (of a tag search, if tags exists), that would especially useful for questions, that are much more important temporary as normally
- mark a question as a duplicate of another one (currently we have a lot of questions, which are, in fact, the same as another one, which would duplicate an answer
This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey
This proposal received no support votes, and was ranked #104 out of 107 proposals.