An organization that I am involved with, 500 Women Scientists
<https://500womenscientists.org/>, is planning to host a Wikipedia
edit-a-thon to add or improve profiles of notable women in science. We have
done this in other locations around the world in the past
<https://500womenscientists.org/wikipedia-editathon>. The event is Friday
evening 6-7:30a Jan 25th in Fort Collins. I was wondering if a woman from
the Colorado wikimedia chapter might be interested in helping us with the
Thank you for your time.
Jessica Metcalf, PhD
Department of Animal Sciences
& Microbiome Initiative
Colorado State University
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar
Hello Colorado Wikipedians!
My apologies that I haven't met many of you before or been very active on
this list. I've been editing Wikipedia for 12 years, and living in Colorado
for 38. I'm hoping maybe Coloradan to Coloradan you can help me out with
I've been trying to think of novel micropayment applications, and was
thinking it would be really cool if in addition to the "thank" link on
diffs there was also a "tip" link to send a small tip to the editor making
the tip-worthy edit.
Along these lines, I have three questions/requests.
(1) Can any one envision, or do you have objections to something like this?
If I stretch me imagination a bit, I can see some of the objections
Wikipedias have raised regarding CoI or other paid-editing scenarios
applying here (e.g. it would be a round-about way for entities to pay for
editors). I think the incentive of encouraging good edits would out-weigh
the risks, and the diffs are the right place to do it (e.g. not on a user
page or something like that). What do you think?
(2) What would be the right way to propose such a feature to Wikimeda? If
there's no obvious right way, would what be the wrong ways to avoid?
(3) Building on (2) what would be your suggestions on how to develop this
with an eye for adoption on Wikipedia? Does it make the most sense to build
it on a small independent Mediawiki and then have it ready for adoption on
Wikimedia? (what I'm planning to do) or is there something else that makes