Submissions/Towards a new interface of Wikipedia

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This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.
684
Title of the submission
Towards a new interface of Wikipedia:
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Presentation
Author of the submission
Dmitry Lytov
E-mail address
socion <at> rambler <dot> ru or don.lytov <at> gmail <dot> com
Username
User:Dmitri Lytov
Country of origin
Canada/Russia
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Securitas Canada
Personal homepage or blog
http://dmitri-lytov.livejournal.com
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
The current interface of Wikipedia has both its strengths and drawbacks. In this presentation I would like to draw attention to some possible global improvements of Wikipedia mechanism and interface:
  • why it can be useful to merge articles with categories (as different subpages)
  • userboxes or elements of global user account? Answers may be different, depending on the case
  • some challenges (and possible improvements) related to multilingualism of Wikipedians and Wikipedias (considered in further details in my other presentation).
  • further integration between Wikipedia, Wictionary, Wikimedia, Metawiki and why it makes sense.
  • split articles into several "information zones" to accelerate access to the database and decrease server/database loads.
Track
  • WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education
  • Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes (including discussion)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Power Point presentation
Special request as to time of presentations
if possible, on the next or preceding day to my other presentation


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  1. Valid entry (talk) 02:05, 22 March 2012 (UTC) if it doesn't collide with my presentation timer
  2. Adam Wight 00:31, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
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