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"Defending Wikipedia", presented at the Web 2.0 Summit by Jonathan Hochman

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    Defending Wikipedia 2 Defending Wikipedia 2 Presentation Transcript

    • Defending Wikipedia Nov 5, 2008 Web 2.0 Summit
    • Wikipedia seems to ranks first for many most generic search terms 228,247 page views in October Wikipedia traffic stats are available at http://stats.grok.se
    • High visibility attracts troublemakers
      • Vandals
      • Soapboxers, Cranks, Divas
      • Conspiracy theorists
      • Trolls, Griefers, Insane people
      • Nationalistic edit warriors
      • Racists, Hate mongers
      • Death threats, Suicide threats
      • Stalkers, Predators
      • Parasitic marketers, Spammers
    • Patrols Patrols are used in Wikipedia to watch over a class of pages and take any appropriate actions. Most patrol actions are performed by individual Wikipedians , but some are performed by bots . There is a great need for patrols in Wikipedia. Wikipedia is huge (2.6+ million articles) . To help maintain reasonable quality a number of Wikipedia community members have set up long-standing patrols. Patrols focus on various pages , noticeboards and feeds . Many of the well-known patrols have hundreds of users, and are directly responsible as a first line against vandalism , or other potential problems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Patrols
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ClueBot ClueBot , a famous patroller ” “ I am ClueBot. I am currently enabled. I currently have 769,303 contributions. “ I have attempted to revert 519 unique article/user combinations in the last 24 hours. I know of 994 different articles that have been vandalized in the last 48 hours. “ Teacher is the most vandalized page with a total of 11 vandalisms in the last 48 hours. Today's featured article is: NeXT .” -- Cobi ( t | c | b ) 09:53, 28 October 2008 (UTC) ClueBot reverts, warns, scans, and calls for help when needed. “
    • Wikipedia Bots
      • Polite: play nicely with human editors.
      • Heuristics: scoring imitates human intellect.
      • Tedious work : scanning for open proxies, identifying copyright violations.
      • Free, open source : Anybody can view and use the code.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ClueBot
    • Semi-automated Counter-vandalism tools Rollback, Twinkle, Huggle, VandalSniper, Lupin’s Anti-Vandal Tool – all open source. Automated scripts patrol for suspicious looking edits and bring them to the attention of a human operator. The human decides what needs to be done, and the script takes care of the details.
    • Watchlists for manual patrolling
    • Deletion Process
      • Removes cruft from the encyclopedia
      • Relies on group discussion
      • Helps editors who confuse Wikipedia with MySpace
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard
    • WikiProjects http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Spam
    • http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Spam_blacklist The WikiMedia spam blacklist is public and free
    • Dispute resolution
      • Fights lead to disruption. How we prevent fights:
      • Third opinion
      • Requests for comment
      • Mediation, for content issues
      • Arbitration, for behavioral issues
      • Appeal to Jimmy Wales (He usually just points to one of the above.)
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:DR
    • Arbitration is Wikipedia’s Supreme Court http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration_Committee
      • Request for arbitration
      • Evidence, Discussion, Decision
      • Arbitrators are the village elders
    • Arbitrators help resist cabalism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ACE2008
      • Arbitrators are elected by the community
      • As a group they can dismiss administrators who abuse power.
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    • Want to know more?
      • On Wikipedia go to User talk:Jehochman and leave a message.
      • See also
      • WP:VANDAL, WP:SPAM, WP:HARASS, WP:COI, WP:WAR, WP:TROLL
      • There is one Internet. It is a shared resource.
      • You shall use neither bots nor macros to create links, nor to spread comments.
      • You shall not allow your advertising dollars to go to scrapers, scammers, nor spammers.
      • Honor your visitors. Do not sell impressions nor links to companies you do not vet.
      • Do not use of sock puppet accounts for vote stacking, spamming friend requests, nor other schemes.
      The Ten Commandments for Web 2.0
      • You shall not form cabals nor engage in elitist plots to disenfranchise people.
      • You shall not grieve other users by spoiling their fun, troll, nor post flame bait.
      • You shall not scrape content, plagiarize, nor assist in the theft of virtual assets.
      • You shall not distribute badware, scumware, spyware, nor malicious bots.
      • You shall not covet your neighbor’s traffic, nor engage in parasitic marketing.
      http://searchengineland.com/virtual-blight-the-ten-commandments-for-online-marketers-13386.php