Submissions:2021/Why Consensus Fails

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2021.


Why Consensus Fails


Depth & Breadth for Newer Editors

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Wikipedia NPOV editing is based upon consensus on how the policies and guidelines should be followed. Sometimes the process fails: either because the prejudice of the general community, or the local bias of a small dominant group of editors in an area. Recent examples will be presented in areas dealing with politics and science

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Author name:

David Goodman

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Estimated time:

30-45 minutes

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)

unconference if necessary.