Title of your proposal
IP users in Wikipedia – opportunities or threats?
Name(s) and/or username(s)
User:Gdarin, Wikimedia Polska
User:Elfhelm, Wikimedia Polska, Board Member
- Conflict resolution + Community health
Type of submission
- Presentation (one-to-many)
- 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.
We hope to start discussion about the IP users and their place in the Wikipedia society.
Duration (without Q&A)
15 minutes (presentation)