[Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: "Big data" benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 18:05:24 UTC 2013

On 4 January 2013 17:56, Mark <delirium at hackish.org> wrote:

> 1a. Do *not* pick a source that you have a particularly close personal or
> emotional connection to: it is not good to start with your own research,
> your supervisor's or colleague's research, a project of yours or that you're
> involved with, a nationalist/political/religious subject you feel strongly
> about, the history of your own family, etc.

This can be a problem in that people will become interested first in
fixing something they think is wrong because they know about it. I do
realise all the steps from that to here, and that a list of
instructions pretty much won't be read.

- d.

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