This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.
- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
- 3 Women Stage the First Ever German Admin Convention - Lessons Learned?
- Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
- Author of the submission
- Poupou l'quourouce
- E-mail address
- poupoulquourouce at yahoo dot de
- --Poupou l'quourouce (talk) 20:59, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
- member of Wikimedia Deutschland
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
My presentation will cover the planning, realisation and results of the first ever administrators' convention of the German Wikipedia, which is scheduled to take place in June 2012.
The idea of an admin convention was engendered by a talk, which Lyzzy held during WikiCon, a meetup of German wikipedians in Nuremberg in 2011. In her talk Lyzzy outlined on the basis of statistics the development of German adminship over the years. This talk kindled a lively debate among the audience. Non-admin participants were astonished to hear, that, despite the German community is closely-knit and relying heavily on regular real-life meetings, most admins in German wikipedia hardly know each other in real life and that most admins take decisions completely on their own without consulting others before. One part of the audience hence stated a lack of community and consensus among admins, whereas another part was in favour of lone decisions, which they regarded as more unaffected. However, the majority of the present admins suggested that admins should start talking more to each other about their role and have a real-life meeting.
The administrators' convention is organized by a committee of three female Wikipedia admins, who are longstanding community members. Its main purpose is to enable admins to reflect their social role within the project and to become better aware of the impact of admin beaviour for the project's overall wellbeing. Topics will focus among others on gender bias among administrators, the declining number of editors as well as the perceived general rudeness among users and how admins can influence these trends through their actions and communication.
The convention will take place in a rural retreat loated in a former monastry, where 35 participants will be able to discuss and learn from each other during 3 scheduled sessions with talks as well as some "open space". Participants are encouraged to propose topics for discussion or hold short presentations or workshops themselves. In order to make the results transparent and available to all members of the German community there will be a documentation service to accompany each session.
Travel and accomodation costs of the participants of this convention are generously funded by Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) and Wikimedia Österreich (WMAT).
- Track WikiCulture and Community
- Length of presentation/talk (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
- 15 Minutes
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- possibly some slides
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