Grants:IdeaLab/Gaming Microcontributions on Wikipedia

status: idea
Gaming Microcontributions on Wikipedia
idea creator:
project contact:
jorlowitz(_AT_) User:Ocaasi
Make microgames that take small, discrete contribution needs and feed them to users in a way that they can ‘play’ in short, easy 2-20 second rounds.
created on: 15:55, 1 June 2014

Project idea edit

What is the problem you're trying to solve? edit

The idea is to solve describe small problems in a gamification way. The project is to make a game of small, simple, low-thought tasks.

What is your solution? edit

Depends on the game, but the goal is to surface simple decisions or tasks that an editor can make which can be automatically added to Wikipedia.

Microcontribution ideas:

  • Select an image from commons to be placed on an article that has no images
  • Find a dead link and search internet archive for a last good version to replace the link
  • Find a dead link with a full citation template and search google with citation to look for a full text version to replace
  • Find a citation for a sentence with a citation needed tag (problems is it might be too complex)

Project goals edit

  • Increase recruitment in casual reader and users
  • Provide improved content to Wiki projects
  • improve mobile experience of game with responsive design

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