2021:Submissions/Editing the Wiki Way: software and the future of editing

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Speakers[edit | edit source]

Abstract[edit | edit source]

Every edit to Wikipedia is connected to the policies set by our communities. Policies lay out the "wiki way" for everything from adding a sentence to citing a source. But accessing and applying these policies can be hard, especially for newcomers. Our policies are stored far away from the editing experience, hidden in a web of long pages. So, how might our software help all editors make edits that fit our policies and help newcomers learn these policies along the way? In this session, we’ll hear from volunteers and WMF staff who have built software that infuses policies into the editing experience. We’ll use those case studies to have a discussion about how we can evolve editing in the future.

Session Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • Attendees will know some ways in which volunteers have used gadgets and other tools to support volunteer contributions.
  • Attendees will know more about how these ideas could develop in the coming years.

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  11. Andrew Krizhanovsky (talk) 09:16, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
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  15. Samat (talk) 18:32, 14 August 2021 (UTC)