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Increasing health care contributors
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Wikipedia is one of the most consulted sources of healthcare information. However, the number of active contributors is falling. How do we change this?
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Sunnynitb
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AbhiSuryawanshi
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created on14:28, 9 August 2014 (UTC)


Project ideaEdit

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

How to increase the number of contributors to health-related and medical content. Why have editors numbers fallen between 2008 and 2013 on English Wikipedia? Why are 80% of editors male and 10% female? Why do people edit Wikipedia? Why don't people edit Wikipedia?

What is your solution?Edit

We are interested in raising awareness about the need for editors in health-related Wikipedia. Our aim would be to invite/find people who would think editing Wikipedia is fun. Are there any markers (e.g. character traits) that are more likely to predict a future Wikipedian?

GoalsEdit

Have 300 hundred editors participate and 10 still participating after 6 months.

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