Wikipedia 15/Events/Nakhon Pathom
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Join us as we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the English Wikipedia! We are holding an edit-a-thon on the 15 January 2015 on the theme of Science and Education at Mahidol University International College, Salaya. All Wikipedians are welcome! Pizza party is available. Grab a piece and celebrate with us!
- Organizers / ผู้จัด
- Wikimedians in Thailand
- Date & Time / วันและเวลา
- Friday 15 January 2016, Time: 17:00-20:00
- Venue / สถานที่
- Mahidol University International College, Salaya. Room: 1308
- Introduction and overview of Wikipedia
- Assisting new members in creating account and through the Wikipedia Adventure (TWA)
- Tutorial for translations and VisualEditor
- Edit-a-thon under the theme of "Science and Education"
- Pizza party and group discussion
- ช่วยเหลือสมาชิกใหม่ในสร้างบัญชีผู้ใช้ในวิกิพีเดีย และเรียนรู้การแก้ไขเบื้องต้นโดย Wikipedia Adventure
- แก้ไขหรือแปลบทความในหัวข้อ วิทยาศาสตร์และการศึกษา
- Registration / ลงทะเบียน
For those willing to participate, please add your name or preferably your Wikipedia username to the list. It helps us estimate the number of participants.
สำหรับท่านที่ต้องการเข้าร่วมกิจกรรม กรุณากด edit และพิม ~~~~ เพื่อลงทะเบียน ทางผู้จัดจะได้ประเมินจำนวนผู้เข้าร่วมคร่าวๆ หากท่านยังไม่มีบัญชีผู้ใช้วิกิพีเดียกรุณาใช้ชื่อจริง
- Punchalee.mon (talk) 03:55, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
- Athikhun.suw (talk) 04:41, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
- User:PakpongICCH444 (talk) 04:23, 13 January 2016
- Please bring your own laptop or tablet
- Event conclusion
Invitations for the event were sent to friends and friends of friends who are likely to be interested. Out of 8 attendees, 2 people had no prior experience on editing Wikipedia. We interactively guided both of them through the Wikipedia Adventure to give them an overview as well as briefly talk them through the current situation and problems Wikipedia is facing. Among those who have contributed to Wikipedia, we discussed about the future of Wikipedia and our goals in 2016. We realized that although the amount of people with internet access has been increasing rapidly, the growth is not proportional to those of Wikipedia users. We arrived with a plan that is divided into 4 major parts as an attempt to alleviate the problem.
This first part of the plan is based on the use of referral system. One of the attendee mentioned that after spending hours of editing Wikipedia, the editor barely gets any gratitude or even noticed. If Wikipedia is linked to other social networks in a way that editors can share their contributed articles to attract readers or invite others to edit, this will both attract more contributors and boost the editors’ appreciation of their contributions. Also, we noticed that everyone has different interests, and it would be best if people contribute in sharing what they love or know best. It would be appropriate to have a tool which each user can identify their interests and get the interest-based recommendation topics to edit.
Part two of the plan is about metrics. As of now, the attendees suggested that they wanted something that can measure their contributions better than the current edit count system. Metrics should be developed for a more effective way to measure individual user’s contributions. We can apply the multi-level marketing (MLM) model to create a social network of contributors and turn it into points. Additionally, in order to address the needs of readers, the weighted contribution should be calculated by page view statistics. Contributors of the demanded article will earn more points. Individual contribution, instead, can be measured using a metric similar to the h-index, which comprises of 4 factors including bytes added, bytes deleted, reverts, and number of edits. The new metrics should not only measure the amount of contributions but also taking into account the quality. Other metrics that should be made are the content view metrics, which include category average views and function like impact factors for academic journals.
For the third part, the plan is about a rewarding system. Users should be able to trade points those were obtained and calculated from metrics in part two for souvenirs or other recognition awards. The physical souvenirs can be T-shirts, calendars, stickers, postcards, or notebooks while online souvenirs can be avatar decorations, which will appear on articles when the user is logged in. The recognition awards can be trophy, certificates, or online promotion of statistics.
Lastly, the fourth part focuses on branding and marketing. We would like Wikipedia to be recognized by making local or regional mascot. Having Ambassadors, which can either be people or institutions, is also a good way of promoting Wikipedia.
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