Submissions/Identity, Reputation, and Gratitude

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Title of the submission
Identity, Reputation, and Gratitude
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Brandon Harris
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Jorm (WMF)
Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
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Abstract (please use no more than 300 words to describe your proposal)

This will be a discussion about systems for identity, reputation tracking, and positive criticism for Wikipedia, the benefits thereof, and how they would likely take form and effect.

The first part of this talk will concern itself with personalization, identity, and reputation, and how human behavior changes when identity and reputation fall into the mix. I'll be talking about systems that allow users to better connect with others who will be helpful and avoid those who will be hostile.

We will also be discussing "gratitude" systems. The Wikipedia community has developed many extraordinarily impersonal ways that make it easy for members to automatically provide negative criticisms and warnings to each other and to new users. This turns new users away in droves, and we need to change that.

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