GLAM-WIKI 2015/Proposals/Wikiproject WikiBadge

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the GLAM-WIKI 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at GLAM-WIKI this April.

Submission no. GW15.1035
Title of the submission
Wikiproject WikiBadge
Type of submission
presentation
Author of the submission
Nasir Khan Saikat (user:nasirkhan)
Country of origin
Bangladesh
Affiliation
Wikimedia Bangladesh, Lead, Creative Commons Bangladesh
E-mail address
Username
nasirkhan
Personal homepage or blog
http://nasirkhn.com
Twitter username
https://twitter.com/nasir8891
Facebook url
http://facebook.com/nasir.khan.saikat/
Abstract

Editing Wikipedia is not only editing the "Article" pages. There are other namespace and talk pages as well. All the contributors are not equally active in editing the articles. Some are active in editing the Templates, some are Wikipedia namespace pages, some like to edit the Mediawiki and Module pages. Some are good at preparing the Help pages or the Policy pages. There are some other users who participate discussions on the different Talk pages and Village pumps. There are others who like to start new pages (could be article, template, policy, help pages and so on) and write upto a certain part and others continue on that. Along with these there are Wikimedia Commons, Wiki Data and other related sister projects. The point I want mention here is, there are different type of users with different interests. But not all type of contributions are acknowledged and/or encouraged and/or noticed. There are some tools to get the contribution statistics and it can not be viewed by all (because it needed to set up a js page). Along with this a leader board could be big inspiration for the contributors.

Detailed proposal

Editing Wikipedia is not only editing the "Article" pages. There are other namespace and talk pages as well. All the contributors are not equally active in editing the articles. Some are active in editing the Templates, some are Wikipedia namespace pages, some like to edit the Mediawiki and Module pages. Some are good at preparing the Help pages or the Policy pages. There are some other users who participate discussions on the different Talk pages and Village pumps. There are others who like to start new pages (could be article, template, policy, help pages and so on) and write upto a certain part and others continue on that. Along with these there are Wikimedia Commons, Wiki Data and other related sister projects. The point I want mention here is, there are different type of users with different interests. But not all type of contributions are acknowledged and/or encouraged and/or noticed. There are some tools to get the contribution statistics and it can not be viewed by all (because it needed to set up a js page). Along with this a leader board could be big inspiration for the contributors.

What is your solution?

We are going to build a tool to get the contribution statistics of all the users of a Wiki. Like the number of edits, new pages on each namespaces, total summary of the contributions of each editors. Based on these information we will give them the achievement badges. For example user will get a badge for this first edit, first new article, adding comment on the talk pages, 1000 edit milestone and so on. These badges will be added to the user page (may be a subpage). Along with this we will ask the users if they want to get a real badge on their postal address or not. If they agreed we will send them the badges whenever the get one on wiki.

There will be a leader board like page where we will display the top contributors of the week, month and all time. This is very helpful and encouraging for the new contributors. And it is proven that it works. Previously there was a tool (Will add the name) to show the top editors of the month (now it is not functioning) and it creates a competitive situation because no one wants to see his/her name at the bottom of the list or group of inactive users. Few years ago we launched a project to start five articles (not stub) in a week, we got a huge response form that. There we maintained a leader board for top editors (reference will be added).

First these tools will be implemented to the Bengali Wikipedia. But at the same time these tools can be used in the small and medium size Wikis to encourage the contributors.

Activities

There will be a core statistics tool, this could calculate all the data and/or could fetch report form several tools and publish. After getting the user statics users will get their badges based on their contribution. Some badges will be provided once in a week and some will be provided instantly. For example users will get a badge for the first edit and it will be provided on the same day. When someone gets a badge s/he will be asked to give us their postal address/postbox number. After that a read barge will be sent for s/he. So the list of activities will be the following

  • Develop a tool to get the user contribution statics
  • Prepare the desired output form the statics tool
  • List the users who are receiving the badges
  • Develop and assign a bot to deliver these barges on the user talk page
  • Dispatch the real badges to the postal address
  • continue the cycle and repeat the tasks
Track
None of these above
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Target audience
Every type of contributors
Expected outcomes
I will present my idea about implementing a tool, which will encourage the new contributors
Will you attend GLAM-WIKI 2015 if your submission is not accepted?
Only if i get the scholarship.
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