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Ways thru which articles could attract editors

Haifeng Zhang
Dear folks,

I wonder what are those mechanisms/events (in Wikipedia or WikiProjects) which may attract editors to improve article quality.

One example is Today's articles for improvement. Within WikipProjects, GA/FA nominations seem useful too.


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Haifeng Zhang
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Re: Ways thru which articles could attract editors

Kerry Raymond
"Article quality" is quite a wide topic. I would imagine most good faith contributors believe they are improving the quality of an article with every edit. Do you have some specific type of quality improvement in mind? E.g. more citations, more content, fewer spelling errors?

Kerry

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Dear folks,

I wonder what are those mechanisms/events (in Wikipedia or WikiProjects) which may attract editors to improve article quality.

One example is Today's articles for improvement. Within WikipProjects, GA/FA nominations seem useful too.


Thanks,

Haifeng Zhang
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Re: Ways thru which articles could attract editors

Haifeng Zhang
Thanks for your reply, Kerry. I meant any kind of quality improvement.

Some mechanisms may target specific type of editors, and others might be quite general.


Best,

Haifeng Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
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"Article quality" is quite a wide topic. I would imagine most good faith contributors believe they are improving the quality of an article with every edit. Do you have some specific type of quality improvement in mind? E.g. more citations, more content, fewer spelling errors?

Kerry

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Dear folks,

I wonder what are those mechanisms/events (in Wikipedia or WikiProjects) which may attract editors to improve article quality.

One example is Today's articles for improvement. Within WikipProjects, GA/FA nominations seem useful too.


Thanks,

Haifeng Zhang
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Re: Ways thru which articles could attract editors

Morten Wang
Hi Haifeng,

In addition to the two you mention, WikiProjects might have "Collaboration
of the Week", there's the WikiCup, there's Wiki Ed. We studied all of those
in our 2015 CSCW paper: The Success and Failure of Quality Improvement
Projects in Peer Production Communities
https://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~morten/publications/cscw2015-improvementprojects.pdf

I would also recommend looking at the research on article quality that has
been done by Kane & Ransbotham. Right now I don't have the time to look up
their work again, but if I remember correctly they also looked at the
virtuous cycle of traffic and quality.


Cheers,
Morten





On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 at 17:39, Haifeng Zhang <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Thanks for your reply, Kerry. I meant any kind of quality improvement.
>
> Some mechanisms may target specific type of editors, and others might be
> quite general.
>
>
> Best,
>
> Haifeng Zhang
>
> Postdoctoral Research Fellow
> Human-Computer Interaction Institute
> Carnegie Mellon University
> ________________________________
> From: Wiki-research-l <[hidden email]> on
> behalf of Kerry Raymond <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:16:12 PM
> To: 'Research into Wikimedia content and communities'
> Subject: Re: [Wiki-research-l] Ways thru which articles could attract
> editors
>
> "Article quality" is quite a wide topic. I would imagine most good faith
> contributors believe they are improving the quality of an article with
> every edit. Do you have some specific type of quality improvement in mind?
> E.g. more citations, more content, fewer spelling errors?
>
> Kerry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wiki-research-l [mailto:[hidden email]]
> On Behalf Of Haifeng Zhang
> Sent: Sunday, 28 April 2019 7:53 AM
> To: Research into Wikimedia content and communities <
> [hidden email]>
> Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Ways thru which articles could attract editors
>
> Dear folks,
>
> I wonder what are those mechanisms/events (in Wikipedia or WikiProjects)
> which may attract editors to improve article quality.
>
> One example is Today's articles for improvement. Within WikipProjects,
> GA/FA nominations seem useful too.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Haifeng Zhang
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Re: Ways thru which articles could attract editors

Stuart A. Yeates
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There are, broadly, two kinds of ways to attract editors, ways that
attract existing wikipedia editors to specific articles (such as
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SuggestBot ,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Article_Rescue_Squadron and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Today%27s_articles_for_improvement
) and those which attract new editors to the project (such as
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_run_an_edit-a-thon and
other outreach projects).

Both of these are worthwhile efforts, but the latter might be
preferred because by potentially expanding the size of the overall
community allows more editing to be achieved in the long-run.

cheers
stuart




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On Sun, 28 Apr 2019 at 12:39, Haifeng Zhang <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Thanks for your reply, Kerry. I meant any kind of quality improvement.
>
> Some mechanisms may target specific type of editors, and others might be quite general.
>
>
> Best,
>
> Haifeng Zhang
>
> Postdoctoral Research Fellow
> Human-Computer Interaction Institute
> Carnegie Mellon University
> ________________________________
> From: Wiki-research-l <[hidden email]> on behalf of Kerry Raymond <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:16:12 PM
> To: 'Research into Wikimedia content and communities'
> Subject: Re: [Wiki-research-l] Ways thru which articles could attract editors
>
> "Article quality" is quite a wide topic. I would imagine most good faith contributors believe they are improving the quality of an article with every edit. Do you have some specific type of quality improvement in mind? E.g. more citations, more content, fewer spelling errors?
>
> Kerry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wiki-research-l [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Haifeng Zhang
> Sent: Sunday, 28 April 2019 7:53 AM
> To: Research into Wikimedia content and communities <[hidden email]>
> Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Ways thru which articles could attract editors
>
> Dear folks,
>
> I wonder what are those mechanisms/events (in Wikipedia or WikiProjects) which may attract editors to improve article quality.
>
> One example is Today's articles for improvement. Within WikipProjects, GA/FA nominations seem useful too.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Haifeng Zhang
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Re: Ways thru which articles could attract editors

Haifeng Zhang
In reply to this post by Morten Wang
Thanks a lot for pointing me to your paper, Morten.

Will check Kane & Ransbotham's work as well.


Best,

Haifeng Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
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Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 1:15:24 PM
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Hi Haifeng,

In addition to the two you mention, WikiProjects might have "Collaboration
of the Week", there's the WikiCup, there's Wiki Ed. We studied all of those
in our 2015 CSCW paper: The Success and Failure of Quality Improvement
Projects in Peer Production Communities
https://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~morten/publications/cscw2015-improvementprojects.pdf

I would also recommend looking at the research on article quality that has
been done by Kane & Ransbotham. Right now I don't have the time to look up
their work again, but if I remember correctly they also looked at the
virtuous cycle of traffic and quality.


Cheers,
Morten





On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 at 17:39, Haifeng Zhang <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Thanks for your reply, Kerry. I meant any kind of quality improvement.
>
> Some mechanisms may target specific type of editors, and others might be
> quite general.
>
>
> Best,
>
> Haifeng Zhang
>
> Postdoctoral Research Fellow
> Human-Computer Interaction Institute
> Carnegie Mellon University
> ________________________________
> From: Wiki-research-l <[hidden email]> on
> behalf of Kerry Raymond <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:16:12 PM
> To: 'Research into Wikimedia content and communities'
> Subject: Re: [Wiki-research-l] Ways thru which articles could attract
> editors
>
> "Article quality" is quite a wide topic. I would imagine most good faith
> contributors believe they are improving the quality of an article with
> every edit. Do you have some specific type of quality improvement in mind?
> E.g. more citations, more content, fewer spelling errors?
>
> Kerry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wiki-research-l [mailto:[hidden email]]
> On Behalf Of Haifeng Zhang
> Sent: Sunday, 28 April 2019 7:53 AM
> To: Research into Wikimedia content and communities <
> [hidden email]>
> Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Ways thru which articles could attract editors
>
> Dear folks,
>
> I wonder what are those mechanisms/events (in Wikipedia or WikiProjects)
> which may attract editors to improve article quality.
>
> One example is Today's articles for improvement. Within WikipProjects,
> GA/FA nominations seem useful too.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Haifeng Zhang
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