Sandister Tei – Sandiooses
Active on English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons
Editor Retention Program, the useful outcome of Wikimania 2014
At Wikimania London 2014, I discovered the WikiProject Editor Retention through their flyers at the Community Village.
Coincidentally editor retention has been the biggest challenge for my community Wikimedia Ghana User Group (WMGH UG) so I have decided to start a Wikipedia Editor Retention Programme in Ghana (WERP Ghana).
|Program summary||Wikimedia Ghana UG recruits Wikipedia editors. This retention program is to make sure we keep the good ones active. Active here means encouraging participants to give 5 edits a month to articles of the English Wikipedia.|
|Structure||The program will open applications as a means to attract only self motivated new editors. It will then engage them in a range of trainings and community-based activities over 6-8 weeks with incentives. After that period, participants will be maintained permanently on a mailing list which will help project organisers keep in touch with participants and measure progress of editing and success of the program.|
|Project homepage and contacts||erpgh.wmgh.org|
|Social||Twitter: @WikipediaERP Blog: werpcommunity.blogspot.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Project lead||Sandister Tei (User: Sandiooses)|
|Potential assisting editors||Enock S. Nyamador (User:Enock4seth) & Abdulai, Mohammed Sadat (User:Masssly)|
|Additional details||See program website|
I met Fabian Tompsett at Wikimedia UK and Wikimania. I have been discussing this idea with him to help structure the program properly based on our collective experiences as wikipedians.