Talk:Ten reasons to contribute to Wikipedia (Bookshelf)

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Comments, ideas, suggestions[edit]

Please use this space to suggest ideas of improvement. Thank you!-Aradhanar
I just added 'you will make new friends.' But I realized afterwards it may be duplicative of your first reason. If so, please feel free to delete it :-) Sue Gardner 18:35, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

I just saw "falling in love and having babies" line made me chuckle...lol. know of any particular Wiki-love story???--Theo10011 18:47, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
Tim Starling and Angela Beesley, Kat Walsh and Gregory Maxwell, Shanel and Pathoschild. There are more. You can see Shanel's story here. Keegan 00:28, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you so much for your comments and helping this deliverable take shape.Aradhanar 17:19, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Wow I did not know that, I only read something about Pathoschild and shanel on their page but it's great to know that Wiki Love exists and their might be Wiki-babies out there. --Theo10011 21:11, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Personal stories
Maybe this would be a good opportunity to come up with short personal stories, instead of abstract reasons? Or will this be dealt with in another booklet?--Ziko 18:39, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Personal stories sounds like a great idea. It would make the content easy to imbibe and fun to read. Let us try that option. Aradhanar 17:19, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

This overlaps with a couple of the reasons already listed -- my favorite thing about Wikipedia is that by using it extensively, it becomes like "shared notebook" -- for me, it plays the role of several kinds of learning tools. I add information I find to relevant articles, and detailed information about references; this becomes useful for me to come back to. In addition, other people will add information into a framework that I know well; if I've worked on an article, and somebody adds useful information, it's easy for me to find. The process of learning intertwines tightly with the process of creating resources that help other people learn, and there is a strong synergy in both directions; I do better work for others when I'm working to benefit myself, and I do better work on my own behalf when I'm working to help others learn. -Pete F 17:31, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

That's a nice point, Pete! Thank you Aradhanar

Hello, I must say that it is difficult for me to feel the actual outlines of this piece, what it is about and where it is going to. --Ziko 22:10, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

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Talking points[edit]

  • It's fun!
    • Interact with people who share the same interests as you.
    • Have deep discussions on topics that interest you.
    • It is exciting to work towards a common goal with other authors (maybe to create a good article together, or to create an accurate representation of the subject).
  • Learn while you volunteer:
    • You would have a deeper motivation to study and read about a subject, perhaps to justify your points or confirm the data presented by other editors.
      • Develop skills
        • Learn how to rigorously evaluate information.
        • Become comfortable with proof-reading and copy-editing.
        • Develop your information technology skills; learn a mark-up language; develop templates; contribute to user interface improvements...
        • Become aware of, and participate in, free culture environments.
        • Learn how to draft compelling proposals to change policies, guidelines and other political aspects of an online culture
  • You meet other people who are interested in the same things
    • You can expect to build bonds online driven primarily by your intellectual pursuits.
  • What you contribute, is available for everyone to access, use, distribute free of cost.
    • You help in the spread of free knowledge and quality education
    • Make a positive difference to the world .
  • It is your opportunity to ensure that topics that interest to you (for example, your language, traditions, leaders) are accurately presented.

//Hannibal (talk) 17:48, 8 February 2011 (UTC)