Taking up the mop: identifying future wikipedia administrators

  title={Taking up the mop: identifying future wikipedia administrators},
  author={Moira Burke and Robert E. Kraut},
  journal={CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • Moira Burke, R. Kraut
  • Published 5 April 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… 

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