Artificial intelligence service “ORES” gives Wikipedians X-ray specs to see through bad edits

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When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.

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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

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Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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See the stunning winning photographs from Wiki Loves Earth 2015

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Wiki Loves Earth, a photo competition where participants picture protected areas and upload their photos to Wikimedia Commons, was held internationally for the second time in 2015 and gathered 26 countries. The contest is over, and we are now able to present the international winners.

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Should I pay for a Wikipedia article?

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At the end of August, volunteer editors on the English Wikipedia blocked 381 user accounts for so-called “black hat” editing—or more specifically, undisclosed paid advocacy. As the Wikimedia Foundation’s blog post defined it, undisclosed paid advocacy is “the practice of accepting or charging money to promote external interests on Wikipedia without revealing their affiliation, in violation of….

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The first smile and photobomb ever photographed

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Six months of work at the National Library of Wales is already showing great benefits.

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Hundreds of “black hat” English Wikipedia accounts blocked following investigation

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After weeks of investigation, volunteer editors on English Wikipedia announced today that they blocked 381 user accounts for undisclosed paid advocacy.

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Wikipedia is better equipped to deal with systemic bias than traditional publishers

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In 2010, the artists Ditte Ejlerskov and EvaMarie Lindahl contacted Taschen, a book publisher, to point out that out of 97 volumes published in the Basic Art series, only five included women: Tamara de Lempicka, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jeanne-Claude (who shares a volume and a Wikipedia article with her collaborator and husband Christo). Taschen asked the pair about which….

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My life as an autistic Wikipedian

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Two years ago, I discovered that I was on the autism spectrum. As I learned more about myself and the way my brain worked, I started to look at past experiences through the lens of this newly-found aspect. In this essay, I share some of what I’ve learned along the way about my successes, my failures, and many things that confused me in the past, notably in my experiences in the Wikimedia movement.

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7,473 volumes at 700 pages each: meet Print Wikipedia

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Wikipedia has finally been printed! Ever wonder what your favorite Wikipedia article would look like in real life? Well know you can check out the exhibit Print Wikipedia in Denny Gallery (261 Broome Street), New York.

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What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

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The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here's what we learned from this pilot.

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