Learning patterns/Working constructively with the Wikimedia community
- 1 What problem does this solve?
- 2 What is the solution?
- 3 See also
What problem does this solve?
Educators and students often edit or contribute content to Wikimedia projects as a way to achieve learning objectives and also to improve the access to and quality of free knowledge. They may not realize that there is a community of Wikimedians around the world who work as volunteers to write, organize, edit and monitor content in order to maintain and improve the quality Wikimedia projects.
While the community of Wikimedians welcome contributions from people learning to edit, it can be overwhelming to review and correct mistakes made by many new editors in a short period of time which can cause tension between the community and education program participants. One way to ease and prevent tension is to understand the reasons why community members may revert edits or delete articles and user pages. It is also helpful to learn how to work with the community to resolve disputes.
What is the solution?
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