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Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020/Programme/Submissions/Help your community grow

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Title of the submission
Help your community grow!
Type of submission (lightning talk, discussion, panel, workshop)


Author(s) of the submission
  • Benoît Evellin
  • Gergő Tisza
  • Martin Urbanec
  • Wikimedia Foundation
  • Wikimedia Hungary
  • Wikimedia Czechia
  • advanced capacity development
Abstract (up to 100 words)
Newcomer tasks at Czech Wikipedia

Let's discuss about initiatives taken around easing newcomers first steps and have a community growing!

The Wikimedia Foundation Growth team is working on new tools that would help communities to welcome newcomers and grow wikis in size and quality: Newcomer tasks and suggested edits, Newcomer homepage, and the Help panel. Suggested edits have increased the number of constructive edits made by newcomers. And you can get these tools on your wiki!

Wikimedia Hungary recently conducted a large-scale survey targeting newcomers and have multiple projects around stats and help chat.

Mentoring is really successful on Czech Wikipedia with dedicated mentors. We will explore how they feel about being mentors.

How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe?
  • Discover the Growth tools, know their benefits and how to implement the tools.
  • Discover the benefits of getting specialized tools and data in order to improve newcomers' first steps and mentors experience
  • Discover the benefits of becoming a mentor and helping newcomers
  • Improve the first steps of new users on wikis, to grow the community on the quality side.
Do you plan to pre-record a video with a presentation?


Special requirements

Benoît has schedule constraints and prefers to have this session on Friday.

Slides or further information

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