How to become a part time. Wikipedian in Residency. I could use the money
to buy books when working on articles.
On Apr 22, 2020 4:14 PM, "Michael Graaf" <graaf.michael(a)gmail.com> wrote:
in response to Asaf's question, I considered interviewing selected editors
but abandoned the idea when I found that I would have to submit a research
plan to the ethics committee and then wait for clearance. I was in a hurry
(having switched to this topic only about 5 months before the deadline) and
this dissertation came at the end of a very long journey of coursework
interrupted by work years.
However, as Ian shows, I could have just run a query and shown that two
specific champions made the difference.
The fact that just two dedicated editors made such a difference to the
fate of a language's Wikipedia poses a challenge to us, to find/recruit and
nurture such people. I am hoping that the newly created post of
Wikipedian-in-Residence based in the UNDP's Pretoria office will increase
the chances of this happening.
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> I hereby share my dissertation on the above topic in the hope that it may
> be of interest:
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