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I am working on a concept around this topic and would like to clarify its meaning before designing a solution for it.

Are there existing definitions of the terms "user attribution"? What is it really?

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  • Are you talking about persona modelling or attributing content rights to users? Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 10:49
  • Is attributing content rights something like: a user who contributes a lot "earns" the possibility to moderate other users content? Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 10:52
  • No, it's more like "Fred wrote this article." Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 10:53
  • Yes, then I am talking about attributing content rights to users. Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 11:07

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I would define user attribution as:

The process of granting a user attribution of origination, authorship, ownership or any other associated right in relation to a specific piece of content.

I would suggest you look at the creative commons project for an example of how the process of attribution can be explored.

http://creativecommons.org/

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