Submissions:2015/Found in Translation: Comparing paid editing policies in the top Wikipedia language editions
- Found in Translation: Comparing paid editing policies in the top Wikipedia language editions
- Type of submission
- William Beutler, Andrew Lih, Rhiannon Ruff, Danny Adler
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- WWB, Fuzheado, 16912 Rhiannon
Beutler Ink, American University
How consistent or varied are paid editing policies across Wikipedia's different languages? This presentation describes what we found when we looked at the top 30 language editions in Wikipedia and how this might help communities chart a future path for their paid editing policies.
However, considerably less attention has focused on how non-English language editions handle the same set of circumstances. Community members who contribute only in English may be wholly unaware of how some European language editions, particularly German and Italian, have taken a different path. And many typical English Wikipedia editors may be astonished to learn that, in some cases, shared accounts named for a company are not only permitted to directly edit articles, they are actually encouraged to do so.
Until now, a complete global view of Wikipedia's COI rules has been spotty and anecdotal. This presentation summarizes a research project inspired by a discussion session at Wikimania 2015 and conducted by the authors in August/September 2015 to survey the COI rules in the top 30 language editions.
- Length of presentation
- 30 minutes
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