Alternative interfaces for deletion discussions in Wikipedia: Some proposals using decision factors

Jodi A Schneider, Krystian Samp

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Abstract

Content deletion is an important mechanism for maintaining quality in online communities. In Wikipedia, deletion is guided by complex procedures. Controversial cases (~12% [4]) are sent to special community discussions called "Articles for Deletion" (AfD). Deciding the outcome of these deletion debates can be difficult. Further, deletion seems to be a point of friction, which demotivates new editors without sufficiently informing them about Wikipedia's values and standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWikiSym 2012 Conference Proceedings - 8th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WikiSym 2012 - Linz, Austria
Duration: Aug 27 2012Aug 29 2012

Publication series

NameWikiSym 2012 Conference Proceedings - 8th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration

Other

Other8th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WikiSym 2012
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period8/27/128/29/12

Keywords

  • Wikipedia
  • articles for deletion
  • interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications

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