Editor Retention

  1. Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see through bad edits

    Illustration by Mun May Tee-Galloway, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.... Read more

  2. The #100wikidays challenge

    You are invited to join the #100wikidays challenge, which encourages participants to create a new Wikipedia article every day for 100 days. This community program was started by Vassia Atanassova, a Bulgarian Wikipedian. Photo by Vassia Atanassova, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    You are invited to join the #100wikidays challenge, which encourages participants to create a new Wikipedia article every day for 100 days. This community program is inspired by the popular #100happydays initiative, and was started by a Bulgarian Wikipedian, to engage more people to contribute on Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  3. Brainstorming about Wikipedia’s diversity

    A large group of people from all over the world gathered in Berlin to find ways to improve our diversity. It was a busy schedule (my workshop is the second one from the bottom in the middle). Recently I was able to participate in the Wikimedia Diversity Conference in Berlin as part of a cooperation that Wikimedia Sverige has with Europeana, where we worked to create new collaborations and share ex... Read more

  4. What we learned from the English Wikipedia new editor pilot in the Philippines

    English Wikipedia’s contributors are scattered across the globe, and this diversity of geographic representation gives us hope that we’ll someday fully realize our vision of making the sum of all human knowledge available to everyone. People from some regions are editing the encyclopedia more than others, however. The majority of editors to English Wikipedia today are from Europe, North Am... Read more

  5. Try the new login and account creation on Wikimedia projects

    An account creation and login process that is simple and pleasurable to use is a must-have for engaging more contributors to Wikimedia projects. On just Wikipedia’s English-language version, more than 3,000 people sign up for an account on an average day. These interfaces are often the first time a new editor interacts with the site, beyond consuming content. We’re happy to announce th... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Sverige hosts first fashion editathon

    Friday, the 22nd of March, was a different and exciting day at work as Wikimedia Sverige had its biggest edit-a-thon to date – with 47 participants! Also the participants and the topic of the event were something that we unfortunately don’t always connect to Wikipedia: that is, women and fashion. Wikipedia, as you might know, is very male dominated (only 9 percent of all editors are fema... Read more

  7. Wikipedia Teahouse Celebrates its First Birthday

    Teahouse was launched on Wikipedia one year ago, with the hope that building a warm and friendly community space for new editors to connect with experienced Wikipedians might help decrease Wikipedia’s gender gap. The goal was to measure the impact of a many-to-many support system targeted at newbies. Would inviting newcomers to participate in a welcoming, social learning experience encourage mo... Read more

  8. Mobile Beta: a sandbox for new experimental features

    In the fall of 2012, the Wikimedia Foundation’s mobile team released a new interface to Wikimedia mobile sites, adding a navigation layer that allows for easy opting-in to our experimental Beta site. We created the Beta site as a prototyping area to house early work on features that could help us meet our goals for 2012–2013, which are to get 1,000 mobile users to upload a file to a Wiki... Read more

  9. Literature contest on Hungarian Wikipedia a success

    After six weeks of fierce competition, the Hungarian literature article writing competition came to an end with 47 editors creating 127 new articles on writers, their works and other literature-related topics. The top contestants received prizes including an Amazon Kindle, gift vouchers and Wikipedia hoodies at the combined Wikipedian meetup and 4th birthday celebration of Wikimedia Hungary. T... Read more

  10. Coaching new Wikipedia editors by email

    Workflow of the Taghreedat-Wikipedia editor project Within the scope of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Editor Growth and Contribution Program, the Taghreedat[1]-Wikipedia Editors project was piloted on the Arabic Wikipedia over four months between 1st June and 30th September 2012. The key idea was to attract new editors from among the followers of Taghreedat’s Twitter account, provide them with th... Read more