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2023:Program/ESEAP Region/YNGCH9-Singapore editing Singapore-related articles

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Title: Singapore editing Singapore-related articles


Robert Sim (User:Robertsky)

A Singaporean Wikimedian, editing primarily on English Wikipedia avidly since 2019. Creator of the indexing script that maintains Index of Singapore-related articles. Profile image cropped from c:File:Post ESEAP 2022 - Singaporean Wikimedians 2.jpg.


I am a Singaporean Wikipedian editor since 2010. I started off on football articles mostly but interest died off after a few years. In 2018 I restarted my Wikipedia journey editing mostly on Singapore related articles, expanding on Singapore related articles and wiki-gnoming activities. I am semi active in de-orphaning, CCI and NPP activities

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Room: Room 325

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 15:30:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 15:50:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Analysis of Singapore-related articles on Wikipedia, like a timeline of the editing activities around Singapore-related articles

Description[edit source]

The SGpedians’ notice board was created in 2005 (merged into WikiProject Singapore in 2020). There was a period of time when editing Wikipedia was pushed to the forefront with students participating (before 2010), and also several attempts to have a local affiliate setup. Since then, Singapore related articles languished while the MOS, GNG standards evolved.

We look into at where we are now on en.wiki, the efforts that the current group of committed editors have put in on Singapore-related articles, and paths forward in community building/engagement.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Collaboration among the local community of editors, and the future of editing in Singapore

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand