Scaling consensus: increasing decentralization in Wikipedia governance

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Scaling consensus: increasing decentralization in Wikipedia governance
Authors: Andrea Forte, Amy Bruckman
Citation: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  : 2008
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Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
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DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2008.383.
Link(s): http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/dlc/bitstream/handle/10535/5638/ForteBruckmanScalingConsensus.pdf?sequence=1
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Scaling consensus: increasing decentralization in Wikipedia governance describes the self-governance of Wikipedia. The researchers interviewed several people associated with Wikipedia with different roles: the founder, the arbitration committee members, regular user, WikiProject participants, administrator, bureaucrat, etc.

There is a journal version of this article Decentralization in Wikipedia governance.

[edit] Method

  • Interviews with 11 different users and contributors to Wikipedia, including Jimmy Wales and 5 Arbcom members (apparently there are 27 different roles, see Table 2).
  • Following Wikipedia community mailing lists, talk pages, articles.

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