Submissions/Gamification on Wikimedia projects: a way to engage new users

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 2046 Subject - C5
Title of the submission
Gamification on Wikipedia: a way to engage new users
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Lecture or roundtable if more views on a similar topic are discussed
Author of the submission
User:Theklan
type of submission
Lecture or roundtable if more views on a similar topic are discussed
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
galder158@hotmail.com
Username
Theklan
Country of origin
Zarautz, Basque Country
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Basque Wikimedians User Group
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
When a new user comes to Wikipedia the experience can be overwhelming. How to edit, which are the rules... first edits seems like yelling in the desert. Until you notice that there's a vibrant community who shares your passion for knowledge. Gamification is a technique used by many products to encourage fidelization and community building. Using game techniques in Wikimedia could make editing more interesting, and new users would have feedback while they start working.


What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will learn about some concepts on gamification and will be able to discuss the implications of this proposal on our users' pages and interactions. Maybe there'll be a new path to explore in the future.
Theme of presentation
WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience? Beginning
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Maybe
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests


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  1. Spiritia (talk) 15:37, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. MB-one (talk) 18:10, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. Schiste (talk) 11:22, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
  4. What you're saying sounds pretty similar to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Adventure so it might be a good idea to discuss it as well. Soni (talk) 14:17, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
  5. Jsamwrites (talk) 18:09, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
  6. Frhdkazan (talk) 14:31, 22 March 2017 (UTC) - active around m:Wikipedias in the languages of Russia
  7. --Gnom (talk) 13:00, 26 March 2017 (UTC) Let's make Wikipedia green!
  8. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 14:37, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
  9. Rhododendrites (talk) 13:26, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
  10. In French this page describes how Wikipedia is itself a massive game : w:fr:WP:MMORPG Kvardek du (talk) 21:41, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  11. Amir É. Aharoni (talk) 09:43, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  12. --Nattes à chat (talk) 02:05, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  13. GastelEtzwane (talk) 12:05, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  14. Elisabeth Mandl (WMDE) (talk) 14:30, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  15. Mssemantics (talk) 19:13, 19 April 2017 (UTC)