Submissions/The Sports Metaphor of Wikipedia

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Submission no.


Title of the submission
The Sports Metaphor of Wikipedia (English) / La metáfora deportiva de la Wikipedia (Spanish)
Type of submission
Author of the submission
E-mail address
naburu38 at
Country of origin
Wikimedia Uruguay
Personal homepage
This presentation explains how to contribute to Wikipedia by using sports metaphors. It compares policies with game rules and team coaches; investigating sources and related articles with studying the game, field and rivals; working as a team with playing as a team; being civil with fair play; and enjoy contributing with enjoy playing. This way, the complexities of Wikipedia will be explained by using commonly known aspects of sports, familiar to wider audiences. The presentation is aimed at potential or unexperienced Wikipedia contributors.
WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation
20 minutes
English and/or Spanish (I've written the full presentation in Spanish, and can translate it to English as well as show it.)
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Slides or further information
Spanish-language version
Special conditions
The presentation is subject to obtaining a full scholarship, otherwise I won't be abled to attend Wikimania 2012.

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  1. Sounds very interesting... be sure to use multimedia (esp. video) in your presentation:)--Saintfevrier 17:46, 5 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
    I've prepared a sports picture for each point of the presentation. I don't see how I could use videos. Can you explain your idea? Thanks! --NaBUru38 13:58, 7 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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