Submissions:2019/Newbies, patrollers, and educators

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This submission has been noted and is pending review for WikiConference North America 2019.


Newbies, patrollers, and educators


Reliability of Information
+ Relationship Building & Support
+ Editor Recruitment & Retention

Type of session:

Round Table


Educators and event trainers have a short window of time to try to onboard newcomers and get them up to speed. Those curating the products of events have their own workflow. When the workflow of the two groups does not mesh, or is poorly understood, the result can be frustration on all sides.

This roundtable proposes to get together representatives from both groups to expand on their processes and find more effective ways to work together to retain new editors and give newcomers a positive impression of Wikipedia. The hoped-for outcome will be a checklist of best practices for educators.

WBM: As a patrolling administrator I find mainspace submissions that transclude {{ sandbox}} -- which in turn transcludes an {{error}}. I often find that this is not the only issue with the submission, and will discuss the most common and easily remedied issues I find in my patrols. -- wbm1058

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

Avery and WBM

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:

Avery Jensen and wbm1058

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia DC

Estimated time:

25 minutes

Preferred room size:

Conference table size

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:


If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)