2019:Thriving in Safety/Make conflict possible again!
|This is an Accepted submission for the Safety space at Wikimania 2019.|
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Description[edit | edit source]
There is conflict on the German Wikipedia; constructive dispute or harassment - sometimes it's hard to tell. The existing community as well as new contributors complain about rude communication online and a lack of efficient regulatory mechanisms.
As conflict management is a central task when writing an online encyclopedia collaboratively the community administers already edit wars, vandalism and manipulation quite effectively. But culture of onwiki communication seems to exclude people from contributing and conflicts bind volunteers in less fruitful discussions.
I will show key research findings concerning different interpretations of conflicts in the three phases of the de-Wikipedia. Although meaning and perception of conflicts changes over time each phase has its achievements and challenges.
To make constructive conflict possible again, I would like discuss our new multimodal approach with the community to improve conflict management onwiki.
Relationship to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner
My session relates to 4. Quality education, 5. Gender equality, 10. Reduced inequalities
Session outcomes[edit | edit source]
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Attendees will have a broader understanding of achievements and challenges in different phases of one of the oldest and biggest Wikipedia
- Participants discuss how conflict management onwiki might be possible and what roles affiliates and community take on in this change process and Wikimedia Deutschland will have the chance to learn from ideas, questions and needs.
Session leader(s)[edit | edit source]
Vera Krick - Head of Ideenförderung (meaning Community Engagement) - https://wikimedia.de/
Session type[edit | edit source]
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Lightning talk with discussion for around 45 minutes
Requirements[edit | edit source]
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room (Please be aware that the main room available will be a 30 person board room. We can try and arrange for other rooms, but cannot guarantee success):
a projector + screen and half-round seating open to the screen
Wikimedians but no limitation, no prior knowledge/skills needed
no filming or recording, please