[Foundation-l] How to improve quality of Wikipedia?

Виктория mstislavl1 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 09:50:27 UTC 2010

*Dzień dobry, *Przykuta

One of Wikipedia perennial dilemmas is quantity vs. quality. Low depth and
low articles to non-auricles ratio usually a sign that too many articles
were created semiautomatically, by bots and the community is spread too thin
e.g. there is not enough people to correct and discuss these articles.

Therefore, the first possible thing to do is to stop increasing the number
of bot articles - at the stage of development of Polish Wikipedia they do
more harm than good.

You can also have an "X week" where X is any topic of articles created by
bots. People like to work together on a common goal, in the Russian
Wikipedia thematic weeks are very successful.

And lastly you can start nominating articles created by bots and not touched
by a human hand since then for deletion. They will be either improved or
deleted and any outcome will increase average depth. In RuWiki nobody tries
to nominate significant bot articles like German cities but superfluous ones
about obscure 70s C-movies and far far away galaxies NGO... are nominated
for deletion 5 per day.

I hope this helps.



On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 6:54 AM, Przykuta <przykuta at o2.pl> wrote:

> Hi
> In pl wiki "depth" is very weak. We have many edits, like other bigger
> Wikipedias, but Ratio is problematical (Non-Articles/Articles). We have not
> a lot of non-article pages. Could you help us? Any ideas?
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Non-Articles/Articles
> http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesArticlesEditsPerArticle.htm
> http://s23.org/wikistats/wikipedias_html.php?sort=good_desc
> http://pl.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Specjalna%3ANowe_strony&namespace=4&tagfilter=&username=
> Przykuta
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