Grants:IdeaLab/Do not tolerate "Experts are scum."

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Do not tolerate "Experts are scum."
Wikipedia should not tolerate harassment of academics as "scum."
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateSeptember 10
start year2016
end dateDecember 31
end year2016
budget (local currency)$1000
budget (USD)$1000
grant typeIndividual

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Harassment of academics on Wikipedia

What is your solution?[edit]

Expressions of "Experts are scum." (which currently appears on a Wikipedia page) should not be tolerated.


Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I am an academic who would like to contribute constructively to Wikipedia.



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Project plan[edit]


Organize a workshop for academics and other interested parties on how to combat harassment of academics on Wikipedia.


The project will be successful if the workshop can attract 20 active participants who publish a report on their findings.


Organizer: Professor Carl Hewitt Funding: Will look to see if Internet Archive or some other nonprofit will donate space for the meeting. Will require approximately $1,000 for meeting supplies and food.