interesting. i read 90% male, 85% between 16 and 30 years of age, 12
mio players a day, 1 bio hours played a month (2012). they had a
tribunal which is switched off since a year. the market is 54 mio usd
a month for multiplayer online battle arena (moba) in the united
states. league of legends earns 120 mio usd per month, out of a
monthly player base of over 60 mio, which is 3 times more player than
dota2, and 6 times more income than dota2 (beginning of 2015).
On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 8:25 AM, Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
I was skeptical of even reading this article, but it
actually seems pretty
insightful. It also seems more relevant to Wikipedia than I was expecting:
"The answer had to be community-wide reform of cultural norms. We had to
change how people thought about online society and change their
expectations of what was acceptable.... How do you introduce structure and
governance into a society that didn’t have one before?"
It has some interesting ideas about using science to change the social
dynamics of online communities and leveraging the work of academics who
want to work on these problems. Some of the techniques they used remind me
of Aaron's revision scoring. I wonder if there's any chance we could talk
with them or some of their researchers.
On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Denny Vrandečić <vrandecic(a)gmail.com>
> Very interesting read (via Brandon Harris):
> "the vast majority of negative behavior ... did not originate from the
> persistently negative online citizens; in fact, 87 percent of online
> toxicity came from the neutral and positive citizens just having a bad day
> here or there."
> "... incidences of homophobia, sexism and racism ... have fallen to a
> combined 2 percent of all games. Verbal abuse has dropped by more than 40
> percent, and 91.6 percent of negative players change their act and never
> commit another offense after just one reported penalty."
> I have plenty of ideas how to apply this to Wikipedia, but I am sure Dario
> and his team as well :) - and some opportunity for the communities to use
> such results.