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Presentation - 12 September 2010 at the Free Software in the Balkans conference - Given at the Vlora university Albania.

Presentation - 12 September 2010 at the Free Software in the Balkans conference - Given at the Vlora university Albania.

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  • 1. Gerard Meijssen Stichting Open Progress How to make a great Wikipedia
  • 2. Wikipedia is fun, and informative
  • 3. What articles are MOST informative
    • The articles that people actually read
      • Background information to the news
      • 4. Background information to sport events
      • 5. Information about sex
  • 6.
    • Select a local paper
    • 7. Select subjects from all sections
    • 8. Start with small articles, with many links
      • Red links are good
      • 9. Interwiki links are important
    • Google is your friend
      • Articles can be found in a couple of hours
      • 10. Remember this is the News so it is of interest
  • 11.  
  • 12. Your pictures, your illustrations, your articles
    • Use your own pictures as much as possible
      • Share them on Commons
      • 13. In this way you share your culture world wide
    • Children in schools will copy your articles and use your pictures
    • 14. Translate articles about your country or culture in English
  • 15.  
  • 16. Fun is serious business, seriously
    • Fun is the greatest motivator
    • 17. Fun builds a community
    • 18. Shared fun and satisfaction will make you come back
    • 19. Share tips and tricks with newbies
      • Give them time to be stupid and to grow up
  • 20.  
  • 21. Seriously, what to do
    • Localise MediaWiki and other software
    • 22. Being well read is a strategic choice
    • 23. Collaborate widely, share skills widely
    • 24. Use IRC, Skype, Mailing lists
    • 25. Consider the benefits of a chapter
    • 26. WRITE GREAT ARTICLES
    • 27. ILLUSTRATE THEM
    • 28. USE BOTS, TM's but use them cleverly
  • 29. Most importantly..