dmcconachie wrote:I wouldn't be against the second tier AM having original rights.
That wouldn't solve the problem of the bad Level 3 and Level 4 editors...and there are a number of them in the US who have reached 200,000 edits with 195,000 of them being worthless.
omeganon wrote:Just my $0.02... Based on what I know (and my past as a Linux systems admin), I would think it would be possible to script up the creation of a hypothetical town (using images from an existing city/town) with a pre-created set of road problems and UR's, plop it in the middle of a desert and ask an AM requestor to fix the town. They could be automatically scored based on their correct/incorrect edits and if they have a passing score they get AM rights. This could all be re-set for the next test, leading to a standardized test for AM rights.
Not a bad idea for a "road test". But there should also be a lengthy multiple choice exam based on the material in the Wiki. This would guarantee that they've read it at least once, even if they do it open-book.
However, in order for this to work, a purge is needed. The inactive, and editors that we can show to not be an asset to the community need to be dropped to level (0) and if they want to continue editing, they need to take the test.