Celtic Knot Conference 2018/Submissions/Best practices of on-Wiki collaborations (WikiProjects)

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Title of the submission
Best practices of on-Wiki collaborations (Wikiprojects)
Type of submission (Lightening talk, panel, tutorial/workshop, Presentation)
Author of the submission
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
WikiProject Military History (English Wikipedia)
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
A WikiProject is a group of contributors who want to work together as a team to improve Wikipedia. These groups often focus on a specific topic area (for example, medicine), a specific location (for example, Australia) or a specific kind of task (for example, checking newly created pages). The English Wikipedia currently has over 2,000 WikiProjects, about 1,000 of which are monitored by 30–2,000 editors and all with varying levels of activity. WikiProjects help Wikipedias to greatly improve content around a particular subject. They are not only a team of editors working on specific areas, but are also a group that shares resources, resolve content disputes, clarify doubts etc, and above all, it is the best way to build camaraderie among Wikimedia contributors. However, not many WikiProjects that have been started are successful and proven any significant level of activity.
WikiProject Military history and WikiProject Medicine are a couple of the most widely acclaimed projects on English Wikipedia. They follow some best practices to retain its editors, and produce quality content. These practices have been experimented and adopted over years of their evolution on Wikipedia. Some of the strategies include having coordinators, internal departments, subjective editing guides, resource sharing etc.
What will attendees take away from this session?
At the first stage, the attendees will understand the importance of WikiProjects, their contribution towards the improvement of Wikipedia from various edges. Later they'll be introduced to how to start a WikiProject on a local language Wikipedia or any of its sister project. Then comes the core part of the session, where they'll understand various methods/strategies to make the best of member editors, and ultimately produce best content.
Theme of session
Online community engagement
Will you attend Celtic Knot if your submission is not accepted?
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
FINAL, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 18:40, 11 March 2018 (GMT)

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