Submissions/Encouraging Participation in Wikimedia Projects

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Title of the submission
Encouraging Participation in Wikimedia Projects
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission

Brandon Harris, Howie Fung, Steven Walling

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

The recent research on trends within the Wikipedia editor community highlight a need to focus on participation. This session discusses some of the features, experiments, and ideas that are aimed at encouraging participation, particularly among new editors.

We'll cover three basic topics:

  1. What's up now vis a vis features, esp...
    Article Feedback Tool
  2. Some analyses of those features
  3. What's planned for the future, such as...
Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
People and Community
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Note that this session will be focusing on the constructive activities aimed at encouraging participation. If you're interested in the research that has motivated this work, you should see this session on research at the Wikimedia Foundation.

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