Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017/Programme/Submission/IP users in Wikipedia - opportunities or threats?

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Title of your proposal[edit]

IP users in Wikipedia – opportunities or threats?

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

User:Gdarin, Wikimedia Polska

User:Elfhelm, Wikimedia Polska, Board Member


  • Conflict resolution + Community health

Type of submission[edit]

  • Presentation (one-to-many)

+ hopefully

  • Open discussion (many-to-many)


We are going to present two different attitudes towards unregistered users (IP users). Some Polish Wikipedians think that they should not be allowed to edit articles, because they are vandals or troublemakers. On the other hand some Wikipedians consider the possibility that without new users (starting usually as IP users) Wikipedia will not have new editors at all.

Expected outcomes[edit]

We hope to start discussion about the IP users and their place in the Wikipedia society.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

15 minutes (presentation)

Specific requirements[edit]


Slides or further information[edit]


Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]