TED Conversations

adesh saxena

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Indian Medical Association


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What should be a featured conversation on TED?How and who should decide?Wikipedia chooses its featured articles with established criterias.

What is a featured conversation on TED? Who decides it?How it is decided?Wikipedia chooses it featured articles with a well established criteria, as follows..

My suggestion are
1.Any conversation accepted or refused should be provided with a reason, it will help people to write good conversations
2. conversation should be included in featured list after one week of being accepted and published under newly created heading "conversation under evaluation."
3. Set well defined crietria for evaluation
4. A group of TED administrators, speakers and featured candidates will evaluate the article.

Featured articles in Wikipedia

Featured articles are considered to be the best articles Wikipedia has to offer, as determined by Wikipedia's editors. They are used by editors as examples for writing other articles. Before being listed here, articles are reviewed as featured article candidates for accuracy, neutrality, completeness, and style according to our featured article criteria.
A featured article exemplifies our very best work and is distinguished by professional standards of writing, presentation, and sourcing. In addition to meeting the policies regarding content for all Wikipedia articles, it has the following attributes.
It is—
well-written: its prose is engaging, even brilliant, and of a professional standard;
comprehensive: it neglects no major facts or details and places the subject in context;
well-researched: it is a thorough and representative survey of the relevant literature. Claims are verifiable against high-quality reliable sources and are supported by inline citations where appropriate;
neutral: it presents views fairly and without bias; and
stable: it is not subject to ongoing edit wars and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured article process.
It follows the style guidelines, including the provision of—
a lead: a concise lead section that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader


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    Jun 3 2013: Since TED already sensors the conversations and choose what gets published and what's not, one would assume that all conversations here are valuable since they passed the filtration process.

    In this case I would prefer if the selection in the feature section was algorithmic. Depending on the days left for the discussion, the volume of interaction, the category, etc.

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