User:Fetchcomms/draft

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Step 1[edit]

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What would you like to be called on Wikipedia?

Choose a user name and a password.

You can also become a part of Wikipedia!

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Wikipedia is created by people like you and me. By adding what you know, you are helping countless others find "the sum of all human knowledge". Thank you!

Step 2[edit]

This is an example user page.

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It's not a part of the encyclopedic content of Wikipedia, but it's a good way to present yourself to other editors.

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If you want to start editing an article now, you can create your user page later by clicking the red link with your user name at the top of the page. Search for an article to edit.



Rationale
  • By making it very easy for the new user to start a user page, we believe based on test we have done previously, that we can make them edit Wikipedia
  • We want the new user to make his or her first edit as soon as possible, to make them understand that it's not such a big deal
  • We want to learn more about the new user, since that will make it easier for Wikipedians to understand whether this is someone who is going to be productive or a troll.
  • We should give the new user to come back to this at some later stage and start editing or browsing directly.

Step 3[edit]

Be a part of Wikipedia

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<!-- BELOW IS A QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT YOU. YOU CAN FILL IT OUT COMPLETELY OR IN PARTS AND THEN COME BACK TO IT. AFTER YOU ARE DONE, SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK "SAVE PAGE".-->{{New user bar}}

This is me:

I am interested in these topics:

I know a lot about:

I work as/study to be a...:

I know how Wikipedia works / I don't know how Wikipedia works.

I want to:

<!-- NOW, CLICK THE "SAVE PAGE" BUTTON. CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'VE JUST MADE YOUR FIRST EDIT TO WIKIPEDIA. -->

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Rationale
  • We should keep this questionaire as short as possible, to make sure as many as possible answer it
  • We should include questions that are interesting for the new users' life on Wikipedia, such as bias, knowledge background and experience with Wikipedia
  • The relatively simple code is an attempt to make sure that as many as people answer it.
  • This template can be categorized, to make it easier to find those new users who may need assistance.

Notes[edit]

  • This would be a template like we tried in a previous test on English Wikipedia, namely this template with this page as the introduction
  • It would be very good if we could make these answers as text fields that are variables, which could then be loaded into the real user page - complete with the tabs below.
  • The important thing here is to make it easy for the new user to see that there are others who care about Wikipedia, that there are people to connect with, and that the new user is never alone.
  • Something about one's bias, perhaps?

Step 4[edit]

User:Minnesotaengineer
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This is me: I'm a forty-year engineer from Minnesota.

I am interested in these topics: Physics, engines

I know a lot about: 1900th century engines

I work as/study to be a...: teacher at a university

I know how Wikipedia works / I don't know how Wikipedia works. I have read a little about it.

I want to: help out making the articles about physics better.

Category:Wikipedia New users
Rationale

This page will both be standardized and individual. Any new users who haven't filled out their user page should be asked to fill it out, by a kind request on their talk page.


Template:New user bar[edit]

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Rationale
  • This tab bar can serve as a reminder on the user page on the things we want to educate them about, without taking up the whole page.
  • By adding this as a template instead of full text, we make it almost invisible for the new user.

Notes[edit]

These tabs should contain several ways to enter the community, not to give them a lot of policies to read. So a few examples could be:

  1. this is how you join a WikiProject
  2. this is who you contact
  3. "I want to do this. How do I do that?"
  4. Adopt-a-user
  5. own sub-page sandbox