Submissions:2017/Article Alerts: A review of the English Wikipedia's article-monitoring system

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2017.

Article Alerts: A review of the English Wikipedia's article-monitoring system / Alertes aux articles: Un survol du système de suivi d'articles du Wikipédia anglais.
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Gaëtan Landry (Headbomb)
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This presentation will give a historical and technical overview of the Article Alerts system used by the English Wikipedia's community. This system is used to monitor important discussions (such as deletion discussions, request for comments, move requests, ...) surrounding particular topics (such as chemistry, physics, video games, women in science, ...). I will cover what motivated me to originally propose the Article Alert system, as well as its design philosophy, technical implementation, and other complementary systems. The talk should be accessible and interesting to all audiences, regardless of technical background, but will be most interesting to people interested in Wikipedian history, in implementing a similar system in other languages (or their own wikis).

Dans cette présentation, je ferai un survol historique et technique du système Article Alerts ("Alertes aux articles") employé par la communauté du Wikipédia anglais. Ce système est utilisé par ses adhérents pour se tenir au courant des multiples discussions (Pages à supprimer, Appel à commentaires, Demande de renommage, ...) autour de sujets spécifiques tels la chimie, la physique, jeux vidéos, ou les femmes en sciences. Je couvrirai en ce qui m'a amené a proposer ce système en premier lieu, ainsi que la philosophie de son design, son implémentation technique, et autres systèmes complémentaires. Cette présentation devrait être accessible à tous, peu important le background technique, mais sera particulièrement intéressante à ceux et celles intéressé(e)s dans l'histoire Wikipédienne, ou dans l'implémentation d'un système similaire dans un autre language (ou dans leurs propres wikis).

Length of presentation
30 mins
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Preferred room size
I have no idea what the attendance will be, as far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier
Wikimania submission?
Yes, it was declined sadly. [1]
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?
Probably not, but I'm attending Wikimania anyway and I have free logding so it's a matter of booking plane tickets

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  1. MonikaSJ (talk) 17:47, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
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