I'm discussing with my boss about this topic. As you already know, my Ph.D. thesis has
been performed based on the analysis of the full log archives for the top-10 Wikipedias,
in which I have now more than 3 years of experience, and automated scripts/models to save
time and effort. The problem of detecting reverts is something I want to work on, since a
couple of colleagues and I believe it could bring a lot of valious knowledge to this
The main problem is that I already work for my research group full time (Libresoft). If
you may consider contracting me through our group (I will then have the chance to allocate
the necessary time for this) I could undertake this issue. I mean, the group would present
a working proposal, and I would be the main researcher in charge of the project.
It falls in the precise middle of one of my future lines of research (vandalism in
Wikipedia), so in any case, I have a lot of interest in it.
Please, let me know ASAP whether this is acceptable/feasable for you, the ammount of money
you could allocate (which conditions the time I could spend on this) and the expected time
frame for the execution.
--- El jue, 16/4/09, Daniel Kinzler <daniel(a)brightbyte.de> escribió:
De: Daniel Kinzler <daniel(a)brightbyte.de>
Asunto: [Wiki-research-l] DEADLINE for WMDE contract applications
Para: "Wikimedia developers" <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>,
mediawiki-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org, "Research into Wikimedia content and
Fecha: jueves, 16 abril, 2009 5:37
At the developer meetup, I announced that Wikimedia
Deutschland is offering
contracts for a couple of projects we feel are important.
We again invite anyone
to apply NOW for any project that interests you.
The DEADLINE for applying is SUNDAY, APRIL 19!
We did not receive any offer for the most urgent
project: Evaluate the impact
of using flagged revisions on the German Wikipedia, see
We feel that it would be very helpful to run a full
analysis on this before the
English language Wikipedia decides on how to implement
flagged revisions. It's a
powerful tool, and we should make sure we use it to it's
Below, the other projects are listed again:
* Rewrite CatScan, a tool for finding pages in a set of
based on various criteria -
* Store interwiki-links in the database, just like we
* Improve the Gadgets extension to allow for gadgets to be
enabled per default,
be restricted to specific user groups, etc -
* Implement full support for TIFF files, including
multi-page TIFFs, similar to
how DjVu is handled -
If you would like to help with any of the above, please
contact me at
<daniel.kinzler AT wikimedia.de> and provide the
* Your real name and country of residence
* How you plan to go about implementing the desired
* Any experience working with MediaWiki
* How many working hours you would spend on it, and how
much you ask for it
* In what time frame you would be able to do the job
This information is also available at
Thanks you all for your interest!
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