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      Colin WarwickColin Warwick commented  · 

      I'm a big fan of Nick Morgan's advice, so I'm very happy that he's proposed this session!

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                  Colin WarwickColin Warwick commented  · 

                  Four line "Elevator pitch" for poster if selected:

                  When there is a Wikipedia article on a topic that you search on, it usually appears as the top result or near it. It's tempting for the passionate professionals here to jump in and contribute but be careful because this might backfire. This talk will help you contribute to Wikipedia successfully.

                  Colin WarwickColin Warwick commented  · 

                  Hi ariherzog, Wikipedia is written by a community and that can include you. If you see bias, be bold and try to fix it! This talk will tell you how to do it properly.

                  There is a Facebook group called CREWE that is trying to lobby from the outside. Why they picked Facebook of all places beats me! Crazy! There is a group with similar aims inside Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Cooperation that has been much more effective.

                  Colin WarwickColin Warwick commented  · 

                  Thanks, Brian.

                  Yes the wiki markup is recognized by everyone in Wikipedia (up to and including the cofounder, Jimmy Wales) as being an obstacle to attracting new contributors. A Wordpress-like solution is in the works but (due to technical limitations of the underlying platform) it will take a long time to complete. Here is the project page http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WYSIWYG_editor

                  There are volumes of policy about Wikipedia. A good starting points are 1) the tutorial http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial 2) "The Five Pillars" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars and 3) [long] The Missing Manual http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:TMM

                  hth

                  -- Colin

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