Taking up the mop: identifying future wikipedia administrators

  title={Taking up the mop: identifying future wikipedia administrators},
  author={M. Burke and R. Kraut},
  journal={CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • M. Burke, R. Kraut
  • Published 2008
  • Computer Science
  • CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • As Wikipedia grows, so do the messy byproducts of collaboration. Backlogs of administrative work are increasing, suggesting the need for more users with privileged admin status. This paper presents a model of editors who have successfully passed the peer review process to become admins. The lightweight model is based on behavioral metadata and comments, and does not require any page text. It demonstrates that the Wikipedia community has shifted in the last two years to prioritizing policymaking… CONTINUE READING
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