Submissions/An analysis of Deletionpedia: the value of inclusionism
This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.
- Submission no. 1010
- Title of the submission
An analysis of Deletionpedia: the value of inclusionism
- Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
- Author of the submission
Guaka - Kasper Souren
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- Country of origin
Netherlands / Belgium
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- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
A lot of new articles on Wikipedia are quickly removed. Often these articles are written by people unexperienced with Wikipedia. Like this a lot of genuine efforts end up in frustration and editors giving up on Wikipedia.
In December 2013 I (re)started Deletionpedia to save these articles. I will analyze the articles deleted on Wikipedia and saved on Deletionpedia.
I will also give an overview of efforts from WMF and Wikipedians to improve the way deleted articles are handled and other efforts to increase editor retention and I'll compare the situation of WMF projects to other volunteering projects I'm involved in.
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- 30 minutes
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