Submissions/An Orphan wants to be adopted

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After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no.
3001
Subject no.
C1
Title of the submission

An Orphan Wants to be Adopted

Type of submission

Presentation

Author of the submission

ovedc

Country of origin

ISRAEL

Affiliation

Wikimedia Israel

E-mail address

ovedco@gmail.com

Username

Ovedc (talk)

Personal homepage or blog

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Abstract

The aim of this presentation is to introduce one WikiProject run on the Hebrew Wikipedia and lessons which we can learn from it; An orphan page is defined as "a page with few or no links from other pages". De-orphaning articles is an important aspect of building the web. In this presentation I'll share my experiences about this WikiProject for Orphans. The lecture will present examples, and will attempt to provide a method of managing local WikiProject Orphanage.

Detailed proposal

The aim of this submission is to introduce one WikiProject run on the Hebrew Wikipedia and lessons which we can learn from it; An orphan is defined as "a page with few or no links from other pages". These pages can still be found by searching Wikipedia, but it is preferable that they can also be reachable by links from related pages; it is therefore helpful to add links from other suitable pages with similar and/or related information. De-orphaning articles is an important aspect of building the web. I would like to share in this presentation my experiences about this WikiProject. I will give in my presentation tips and tricks on how to manage a WikiProject for Orphans, including:

  1. educating contributors
  2. maintaining the lists
  3. 4 stage to de-orphaning:
    1. Finding an orphaned article
    2. Finding related articles (methods)
    3. Adding links
    4. Remove the orphan template

The lecture will present examples, and will attempt to provide a methode of managing local WikiProject Orphanage.

Track

WikiCulture and Community

Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk

English

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes, depend of scholarship from Wikimedia Foundation

Slides or further information (optional)

Possibly some slides

Special requests

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  1. Man77 (talk) 19:56, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
  2. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 09:19, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
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