Submissions/Measuring user value

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This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Measuring user value
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Feen (Edilson F.º)
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
Currently we use user edits as a measure of progress and participation and automatically understand that this is meaningful to the community. We let this guide when users can vote, be tutors or be sysops. Is it really meaningful to simply edit? The process of clicking "edit" and "save page" is an extremly simple way to get "a point" and often users will, compeled by leaderboards, userboxes and the general culture of edit counts value, reduce the steps between the two actions as much as possible.
WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation/talk (if other then 25 minutes, specify how long)
30 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
I will attend Wikimania anyways if I am able to get the scholarship
Slides or further information (optional)
Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)

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  1. NaBUru38 15:46, 5 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Steven (WMF) (talk)
  3. Maryana (WMF) (talk) 23:45, 18 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. In Ukrainian Wikipedia I run few user rankings which are based on amount of text added by users. Probably we could exchange some ideas. --Amakuha (talk) 05:17, 19 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Solstag (talk) 07:06, 19 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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