Submissions/Account Creation Improvement Project

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Review no.

7

Title of the submission

Account Creation Improvement Project - getting the new users to start editing

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)

Presentation

Author of the submission

Lennart Guldbrandsson

E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)

lennart@wikimedia.se

Country of origin

Sweden

Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Fellow of the Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog

http://mrchapel.wordpress.com

Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

I will present the Account Creation Improvement Project, where we try to make it easier for new users to register an account, but also increase the likelihood of the new users actually starting to edit. Is that even possible? During this presentation I will show you a few things your Wikipedia language version can do to increase the inflow of new users who know how Wikipedia works.

First, a survey on new users. What do they want from their new accounts?

Then, a few small tests - and a clash with the Recent changes patrol on English Wikipedia, that had an interesting conclusion

And lastly, a technical solution to understand the new users, and what we learned from that.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)

Wiki Culture and the Community

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes, probably.

Slides or further information (optional)

Not finished yet. Some experiments and some conclusions are still coming in.


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