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Mentor
To launch a campaign motivating the senior users who undertake to "welcome" to the community new users with posting a standard welcome message on their talk page, to guide the new user through his first edits, answering questions or helping with practical issues. Act somehow as a "mentor" for that new user. In this way we aim to achieve the reduction or elimination of harassment / bullying from senior to new users (and especially women), and to give the option to senior users to take a new, more substantive and active role in the community. Also in this way we save useful administrative resources that can be used to resolve technical issues that would otherwise be spent in resolving disputes between users. This renovation work is essentially about training both old and new authors on the right way of interacting within the community. Something similar with the courses that successfully take place in Wikipedia schools.
targetGreek Wikipedia
start dateOctober 03
start year2016
end dateFebruary 06
end year2017
budget (local currency)500 Euros
budget (USD)559.9 USD
grant typeIndividual
non-profit statusNo
contact(s)• anonymuswikipedian@gmail.com
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created on08:39, Sunday, June 12, 2016 (UTC)


Project idea[edit]

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

The harassment phenomenon / bullying of senior users to new and especially women users, which eventually leads to their withdrawal from Wikipedia. Also the consumption of useful administration resources in resolving disputes among authors.

What is your solution?[edit]

My solution proposed is a training campaign, motivating and informing both the senior and new users about the correct way interacting within the community. Giving senior users the choice of being a "mentor", departing from the dispatcher role of posting a cold welcome message in the new user's talk page to take on a more substantial and active role in the community with positive outcomes. Really helping new users by answering their questions or guiding them through their first edits, making Wikipedia a friendly place where the new user can contribute for a longer time and also motivate themselves to be creative through another role. The realization of this idea can be through a campaign in the form of banners, to create promotional events in schools / universities / organizations on harassment / bullying in the form of writing relative articles (editathon), as well as training courses via skype and effective daily edits from volunteers who want to help by joining this cause.

Project goals[edit]

  • To eliminate or significantly reduce the harassment phenomenon / bullying from senior to new users.
  • To remain active at Wikipedia more new users and for a longer period of time.
  • To contribute at Wikipedia more women users, reducing in this way the percentage of gender gap .
  • To achieve a better, friendlier and healthier environment in the community (better community health).
  • To save useful administrative resources currently consumed in resolving disputes between users.

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Participants[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

  • It should have been proposed long ago! Laertis333 (talk) 15:21, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Been myself also o new user and a woman too, I think such a help from old users of wikipedia would be very helpful. For example I currently face a problem with copyrights since I don't know exactly what I do wrong in the files I upload. There's one that has been marked as possible violation but they didn't delete it like others. If there's such a problem with the sexe, then it should be solved, I don't think it is fair at all. 5.54.240.74 12:25, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

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Project plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

The realization of this idea can be through a campaign in the form of banners, to create promotional events in schools / universities / organisations on harassment / bullying in the form of writing relative articles (editathon), as well as training courses via skype and effective daily edits from volunteers who want to help by joining this cause. I will inform my community users to participate through the Greek Village Pump, and especially my fellow members of Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece.

Impact[edit]

With a statistic record of real edits of the new users of the Greek Wikipedia and the number of new articles created by them. My estimated goal is an increase about 10% in participants and new articles and photos uploaded and used.

Resources[edit]

I have no resources at this point. To activate and run this project I'll be needing funding for hardware and consumables:

  • 1 Laptop= 300 euros
  • 1 projector = 150 euros
  • photocopies=50 euros

TOTAL=500 euros