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Submission no. 2029 Subject - C5
Title of the submission
Wikimedia and Quora, some lessons for each other
Type of submission (lecture, )
Author of the submission
WereSpielChequers (talk)
type of submission
Lecture
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
WereSpielChequers@gmail.com
Username
WereSpielChequers
Country of origin
Britain
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

After almost ten years as a Wikimedian, during late 2016 early 2017 I spent several months as a Quoran, answering lots of questions including many about Wikimedia and Wikipedia, asking a few questions myself and doing a lot of gnomic stuff. This is a lecture about some differences, some similarities and maybe some lessons for one site or the other.

Quora is a question and answer site in English and I think Spanish. It doesn't use mediawiki, I think it has its own bespoke systems.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Hopefully an insight into Wikimedia projects from looking at a website that is both very different and yet has parallels. Perhaps even some lessons of things done differently that are better or that have their own problems.

A summary of some of the common questions asked there about editing Wikipedia.

Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community


For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience? Audience members need experience of either editing on a Wikimedia site or Quora, to qualify as a heckler you will need experience of both.
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
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Slides or further information (optional)

As I hope to include screenshots from Quora in my slides it may not be possible to openly license the slides.

Special requests


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