Submissions/How can we make Wikipedia better

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 1044

How can we make Wikipedia better? Watch this video

Title of the submission
How can we make Wikipedia better?
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Fabrice Florin
E-mail address
Fabrice Florin (WMF)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog


How can we make Wikipedia better?

Over the past couple years, I have been asking that question at Wikimania and other events, to get a sense of what we think needs the most improvement, as a movement. I invite community and team members to write down one thing they think could make Wikipedia better, and then I take a photo of their idea, along with their mug shot (see thumbnails to the right and this full gallery on my profile page).

Their responses have been diverse and inspiring -- and I would like to share some of the good ideas that have come out of this community outreach.

In this presentation, I will highlight some of the most interesting suggestions, discuss ways they could be implemented, then point out a few that have been successfully addressed by the Wikimedia Foundation and/or community volunteers.

Some of these ideas are easier to do than others, some of them are harder, sometimes controversial. But I believe many of them could make a difference towards improving Wikipedia and the free knowledge movement.

I will also point out which of the ideas keep coming back over and over, suggesting that there is a strong desire among participants to see some serious improvements on these issues.

After the Q&A, I will invite you to write down your own ideas and take your picture, so we can keep adding more of these fine suggestions to our wishlist.

I hope to discuss these ideas with you very soon!

WikiCulture & Community
Length of session
30 minutes
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