Submissions/Everything You Know About Wikipedia Is Wrong

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Title of the submission
Everything You Know About Wikipedia Is Wrong
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
A mix of the above (as explained below)
Author of the submission
Mindspillage, Fluffernutter, Ironholds, Kim Bruning, James F. and Tom Morris.
Country of origin
United States, United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia New York City, none, none
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
The proposed layout is to
Name Speaker Time Description
Everything You Know is Wrong: Unreferenced BLPs and Defamatory Statements Ironholds 15 minutes A presentation looking at unreferenced BLPs, the myths surrounding them, and whether or not they are as much (or more?) of a problem as people think
The Lesser of Two Evils: How Paid Editing is like Needle Exchanges Fluffernutter 15 minutes A presentation on the approach we take to paid editing, and the harm mitigation involved in permitting it
Everything You Know is Temporal: Lost Functionalities and Differing Policy Kim Bruning 15 minutes A presentation on lost functionalities, and how widely policy varies between projects - to the point where one language version has four pillars, not five.
"Citation Needed": "Facts" Everyone Writes About Wikipedia That Aren't True. Mindspillage 15 minutes A presentation on where "reliable sources": established newspapers, wide-circulation magazines, academic presses - whose words, unlike those of Wikipedia, may be taken as fact - get things wrong about the project
BLPs, Paid Editing and Other Controversial Topics all of the above 30 minutes A half-hour panel looking at the subjects discussed, focusing on the "controversial" areas.
Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
People and Community
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes, yes, possibly and yes, in order.
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  1. If for no other reason than to hear the needle exchange segment... best. title. ever. Philippe (WMF) 06:50, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
  2. CT Cooper · talk 11:28, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
  3. Helder Ribeiro 17:11, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
  4. Georgiasouthernlynn 20:59, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
  5. Tinucherian 23:46, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
  6. No chance in hell I'm missing this :) Srikeit 15:33, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
  7. MADe 20:34, 30 March 2011 (UTC) seems interesting
  8. Bejinhan 10:47, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
  9. HstryQT 22:09, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
  10. Taketa 11:52, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
  11. Tobias 18:01, 6 April 2011 (UTC) sounds fun
  12. DrorK 04:42, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
  13. MetalBrasil 17:44, 12 April 2011 (UTC) Interesting...
  14. Grenouille vert 04:07, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
  15. Marcus Cyron 15:12, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
  16. Millosh 14:23, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
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  21. Anthere 11:14, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
  22. Aegis Maelstrom 21:35, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
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  29. Deryck Chan 21:52, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
  30. TXiKi 15:03, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
  31. Per Philippe WereSpielChequers 17:13, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
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  33. Maniago 09:36, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
  34. Ruslik 09:17, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
  35. Shovel 12:06, 25 July 2011 (UTC)