Submissions:2019/Quality vs Usefulness: Can we have more FAs on vital topics?

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This submission has been designated as a lightning talk at WikiConference North America 2019.



Title:

Quality vs Usefulness: Can we have more FAs on vital topics?

Theme:

Reliability of Information
+ Other

Type of session:

Lightning Talk

Abstract:

Is there a trend that numerous high-quality articles are written about very specialized topics (e.g. a specific battle or historical biography), while general articles that are useful to a wide audience (e.g. "vital" articles) does not get as much quality? A quick look based on comparing FA/GA status and view count statistics indicates some evidence for this, at least for recent years.

Relevant links: https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:ENFA https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:ENGA

Academic Peer Review option:

No

Author name:

HaEr48

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Wikimedia username:

HaEr48

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Estimated time:

5 mins

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Special requests:

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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)

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