Grants:Project/WM HU/Editor retention program

Editor retention program
summaryThis grant request is to fund the editor retention program in the Hungarian Wikipedia. The project helps the Hungarian Wikipedia community in decreasing the negative experiences and strengthening the positive experiences of the contributors; improving the community atmosphere and strengthening the community cohesion, the Wikipedia identity, the sense of mission and pride in Wikipedia.
targetHungarian Wikipedia
amount6,800,000 HUF
volunteerAdam HarangozóTgr
organization• Wikimédia Magyarország
this project needs...
created on16:29, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Project idea


What is the problem you're trying to solve?


What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

Background, context


The figure below depicts how the Wikimedia projects work: the increasing number of volunteer editors and stronger community leads to a better content quality, which increases the use of the content and number of the readers; with increasing number of readers we can expect that more volunteer editors join the project. But this self-generating process can work in the other direction as well: if the size and activity of the volunteer community decreases, it could easily lead to a lower content quality, which has a negative effect on the reputation of the project, therefore it can reach less and less new editors, and so on. From these three areas, the most effective intervention point is the community, therefore if there is a problem in this circular process, the best we can do is handling the problems in the volunteer community and increase its activity.

The most important element, the backbone of the Wikimedia movement and Wikimedia projects is the volunteer community which creates, maintains and organizes these projects. If we would like to keep (or even increase) the diversity of the Wikimedia movement, we need to pay high-priority attention to the health and long-term development of the smaller language communities which face problems. The dynamics and momentum of the Hungarian language community (similarly to many other language communities) broke in 2008, but the decrease was significant even in comparison to other Wikimedia communities. Compared to the peak values in 2008-2009, both the number of editors and number of edits halved until 2015, and the number of new registrations dropped to one fifth. The 2016–2018 period can be characterized by a basically stagnating, minimally increasing trend; only the strong commitment and desperate fight of a smaller group of the core editors is behind this temporary stability. The size of the projects and the need for maintenance is continuously increasing (the Hungarian Wikipedia contained 100 thousand articles in 2008 and around 440 thousand articles now). In addition, (as a positive change) the number of non-registered (anonymous) editors and their edits started to increase again in the last two years. Both effects result in higher and higher workload for the decreasing number of editors, recent changes patrollers and administrators. As a consequence, the Hungarian community first decided to close the Hungarian Wikinews in 2011, then gradually gave up the other sister projects (Hungarian Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikibooks and Wiktionary). Almost all of the around 100 Wikiprojects which were active ten years ago are inactive by now. The mentorship project has not worked in an organized, institutional form for years due to the lack of active mentors. Because of the higher workload, patrollers and the administrators can spend less time controlling edits, handling new or problematic editors, which leads to more effective but less tolerant, patient and helpful reactions. These symptoms have an influence on the effectiveness of editor recruitment and retention in the community, and there is a high possibility of burn-out of the overloaded core editors. The fact that despite the recently increasing number of anonymous editors and edits the number of new registrations is still slightly decreasing, might be a sign of an unhealthy community. These phenomena together mean a self-generating negative process, and a future external shock (for example the next financial crisis similar to the one that happened in 2008) could cause a collapse of the community in its precarious state.

According to the proposed definitions, both the Hungarian language community and the community in Hungary are one of the emerging Wikimedia communities. The description mentions Hungary as an example for “countries where Wikimedia communities have had several years of difficulty growing or self-organizing”. The description is unfortunately accurate.

In accordance with Wikimedia Hungary’s strategy and the decision of Wikimedia Hungary’s AGM in May about this grant application, Wikimedia Hungary considers its most important task for the next years strengthening the Hungarian Wikimedia community and assisting the community’s self-organizing. There are several external (for example the economical, legal, social and political environment) and internal (for example user-friendliness of the editing surfaces, complexity of the community rules, atmosphere and inclusivity of the community, recognition of the volunteer work) effects influencing the size of the active volunteer community. From these effects we could have smaller influence on the external ones, but changing the internal factors into a favorable direction can help the positive development of the community. Several people have dealt with this problem and its possible solutions over the last years (for example research 1, research 2, research 3, research 4, research 5, doctoral dissertation, learning patterns etc.). A working group of the strategic design process works on the community health topic these months, and the Wikimedia Foundation started an initiative to help the communities building up the necessary capacities as well. From the different approaches and recommendations we selected the ones, which can be realized with low human resources, or there are community capacities for their realistic realization based on previous experience.

In 2019, Wikimedia Hungary will concentrate on the (new and old) editors’ retention, while in the following years it will focus on the recruitment and retention of editors, and building up the capacities necessary for the long-term community development in the volunteer community and in the chapter as well.

Specific problems


The specific problems identified below are parts and smaller units of the larger problem described in the previous section. The project would like to handle and solve these specific problems in order to help to solve the larger problem in the longer term. All of these specific problems relate to the topic help, motivate and retain new and old editors in the Hungarian Wikipedia.

  • Welcoming and guiding of new editors is only occasional; the first interactions, messages are usually impersonal templates.
  • Guidelines in the Hungarian Wikipedia are outdated and complicated; the system of rules is extremely complex without an overview, in which a newbie can be easily and quickly lost.
  • Organized mentorship, helping and training of the new editors does not work.
  • New editors (including the newly registered editors and anonymous editors as well) who try to contribute often face impatient and hostile reactions.
  • There are occasional heated debates, where contributors focus on each others and not on the solution of the problem.
  • There is no systematic way to follow new editors, their success and problems (we do not know, who needs help or who deserves recognition from the community).
  • There is no local research or knowledge about the journey of a newly registered user, their problems, about what was easy and what was hard (we do not know, in what way should we help them).
  • The blog, and social media are not used frequently and systematically; there is no communication plan and we do not use the statistics of these sites; there is no viral community on our social media sites, and responses to the received questions and problems differ in time and content.
  • Editing surfaces, tools offered for the editors are often malfunctioning, partly functioning, buggy and outdated.
  • There are no regularly updated statistics for editor activity, and there is no public analysis, evaluation of these statistics; we do not measure most of the maintenance and background activities.
  • There is no applied motivation system; the earlier system of casual appreciation and recognition is more and more rarely used.
  • Editors, who mainly write articles and are not active or less active in the community discussions, work without any recognition; usually nobody realizes the decrease of their activity or their inactivity.
  • Recognition of users, who mainly make background work or maintenance (recent change or image patrollers, advanced right holders, OTRS agents, mentors, bot operators, tools, templates and modules developers, contributors of community processes, like featured articles or deletion requests etc.) is very low and their burnout is frequent.
  • There are no regular personal meetups, trainings, offline discussions and community programs.

These problems already alone, separately have a negative influence on the retention capability of the Hungarian community, but together they make the situation especially serious and dangerous. If we would like to ensure that the activity and enthusiasm of the volunteer contributors does not decrease in the future, and as few as possible contributors leave the Wikimedia projects, than we need to tackle and solve these problems (or at least the majority of them).

What is your solution to this problem?


For the problem you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem. We recognize that there are many ways to solve a problem. We’d like to understand why you chose this particular solution, and why you think it is worth pursuing. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

The proposed activities in order to help the editor retention in the Hungarian Wikipedia are sorted into the following categories:

  • Research: investigating editor journeys and most common issues in connection with editing activities through statistics, research, online surveys, personal and online interviews; summarizing, understanding and evaluating the results; then developing recommendations.
  • Guidelines: updating of the available guidelines and tutorials, and (as an experimental project) creating new tutorials, which reflect better the needs and expectations of the new generation.
  • Welcoming new editors: development of processes, policies and advised behavior patterns, which can secure a friendly, helpful and welcoming environment for the users who try to edit Wikipedia; this environment should help newbies to go through the first, critical learning and integrating period of their wikilife, and help to maximize the possibility of their retention.
  • Motivating editors: development of a motivation system which motivates volunteer contributors through positive feedback, with special attention paid to ensure that none of the contributors with different activities being left out.
  • Events: organizing events, where participants have the possibility of meeting in person, discussing questions related to their common online activities, building relations and community, and learning from each other and from invited speakers.
  • Communication: utilization of platforms and channels outside of Wikipedia, where there is a possibility of instant messages, answering questions directly, easily and quickly, or for publishing news and events about Wikipedia for wider audience.
  • Technological environment: repair and development of the editing surfaces, tools and gadgets, and introduction of new and more modern tools in order to increase their usability and user friendliness, improving the user experience, and making the contribution of the editors smoother.

Realization of this program would have a positive influence on all problems collected in the previous section, and could contribute to maintaining the activity and enthusiasm of the Hungarian Wikipedia contributors.

Project goals


What are your goals for this project? Your goals should describe the top two or three benefits that will come out of your project. These should be benefits to the Wikimedia projects or Wikimedia communities. They should not be benefits to you individually. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

Through solving the problems that have negative influences on the editor retention in the Hungarian community, the goals of the project are

  • decreasing the negative experiences and
  • strengthening the positive experiences

of editors in order to allow a larger part of the newly registered users to become active members of the volunteer community, and to keep the activity and enthusiasm of the experienced editors.

Additional goals of the project

  • improving the community atmosphere and friendliness and
  • strengthening the community cohesion, the Wikipedia identity, the sense of mission and pride in Wikipedia.

The successful realization of these goals will prepare and help the success of the second phase of the planned multi-year project, which in addition to editors retention, will target recruiting new editors as well: involve readers of Wikipedia and people who do not yet use Wikipedia in contributing to Wikipedia, and transform them into useful and active members of the community.

Project impact


How will you know if you have met your goals?


For each of your goals, we’d like you to answer the following questions:

  1. During your project, what will you do to achieve this goal? (These are your outputs.)
  2. Once your project is over, how will it continue to positively impact the Wikimedia community or projects? (These are your outcomes.)

For each of your answers, think about how you will capture this information. Will you capture it with a survey? With a story? Will you measure it with a number? Remember, if you plan to measure a number, you will need to set a numeric target in your proposal (i.e. 45 people, 10 articles, 100 scanned documents). Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

  • The most usual way to measure the size and activity of a project community is statistical analysis (for example number of editors, number of edits, what is the retention ratio of the newly registered users etc.), but the phenomena this project would like to influence will change expectedly only over a multi-year period. Furthermore, beside the editor retention, they are influenced by many other independent internal and external effects which this project cannot influence, they are out of the scope of this project. Even so (where it is possible) the project will measure the metrics related to the community health, and evaluation of these metrics will be part of the final report. This measurement can be repeated later, and in longer term, hopefully, they will prove the positive effects of these efforts.
  • Measurement of the community atmosphere, motivation level and emotions about the project of the volunteer contributors, or the ratio of the negative and positive experiences is not easy. In order to have a feeling, estimation about them, there will be an online survey at the end of the project, and the final report will summarize and evaluate its results. The goal for success is: at least 75% of the participants agree with the statement, that the project helps retain editors in the Hungarian Wikipedia.

What will you do to achieve these goals? (outputs)


The planned outputs of the project by field of activity:

  • Surveys, statistics
    • Regularly updated activity statistics will be available for the different user groups
    • Regularly updated list of the new editors
    • Survey about the experience of the new editors (with at least 10 editors)
    • Survey about the experience of the old editors (with at least 30 editors)
    • Survey about the experience of the inactive editors (with at least 10 editors)
  • Guidelines
    • Updating and expanding the already existing guidelines with the changes that took place in the previous years
    • Checking and updating the Hungarian translation of the most important surfaces, policies and guidelines outside of Wikipedia (Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Meta-Wiki) where the editors are redirected from Wikipedia. Translating these pages where there is no translation yet.
    • Creating interactive tutorials for easier understanding the processes in Wikipedia (at least 1 tutorial as an experiment)
    • Developing a new, alternative learning method with small learning steps, a gradual learning process
  • Welcoming new editors
    • Creating a tool and starting a community discussion about systematic, preferably personal welcoming, guiding and warning solutions for the new editors
    • Discussion with the patrollers and administrators with analyzing reaction patterns and case studies
    • Developing a proposal for changing the community policies and guidelines and their practical application in order to improve the communication between the contributors and make the community atmosphere more friendly.
    • Reactivate the former mentor program
  • Motivate the contributors
    • Developing and introducing a general motivation system based on editor contribution
    • Developing a system, which helps in the recognition of editors with the background and maintenance activities
    • Developing a system, which helps in the recognition of editors who reach bigger milestones
  • Events for in-person meetings
    • Organizing regular meetups with presentations and trainings (at least 5 meetups with at least 80 participants in sum)
    • Organizing a Wikicamp with educational programs (with at least 20 participants)
  • Communication, online community building outside of Wikipedia
    • Setting up a consultant service for beginner Wikipedians on social media
    • Setting up contact channels on platforms outside Wikipedia and building up an online community around them
    • Publishing blog posts to spread news and events about Wikipedia and Wikimedia (at least 10 blog posts)
  • Technological environment, tools, gadgets
    • Overview and research about the technological environment, tools, gadgets and their problems on Hungarian Wikipedia (which tools do we have, which ones do we use, where do we need development, which are the critical bugs)
    • Update to the new version of UploadWizard locally
    • Checking and completing translations and developing features necessary for a complete functionality of the VisualEditor (Citoid, TemplateData, i10n etc.)
    • Promoting the Wikidata integration and improving the existing Lua modules in the Hungarian Wikipedia
    • Introduction of the Structured Discussions

Although the goal of the project to complete the whole program in order for larger and stronger impact, success of the project strongly depends on the results of the community discussion, the reactions, wishes and participation of the community members, the enthusiasm of the volunteer editors and developers for the project, and other unforeseeable obstacles. Therefore we consider the project successful, if at least two of each field of activity will be completely realized.

Do you have any goals around participation or content?


Are any of your goals related to increasing participation within the Wikimedia movement, or increasing/improving the content on Wikimedia projects? If so, we ask that you look through these three metrics, and include any that are relevant to your project. Please set a numeric target against the metrics, if applicable.

The main goal of the project is increasing the participation (number of participants and their activity) in the Hungarian Wikimedia community. Nevertheless, measurement of the project influence on this goal inside the time span of the project is not reliable or reasonable, and, though, the related metrics will be measured in the frame of the project, there is no predefined expectation for them.

There are some additional goals directly connected to participation in the outcomes listed in the previous section:

  • at least 50 participants will be engaged in various surveys (personal and online interviews, online surveys), and
  • at least 100 participants will join the meetups and events organized in the frame of the project.

This project does not directly aim increase of the number of new registrations, increase content amount or promote content creation (if we do not take into account guidelines, tutorials or blog posts), therefore there is no defined metrics for them.

Project plan




Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing? What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project? Activities planned in the project, together with a short description and with the main target group (new editors, old editors) are summarized in the following table:

Activity Short description of the activity New editors Old editors
1. Surveys, statistics, and recommendations based on their results
Regularly updated activity statistics for the different user groups Creation of activity statistics, which provide measurements and overview of the different user groups and their activity (such as recent change or image patrollers, advanced rights holders, OTRS agents, mentors, bot operators, tools, templates and modules developers, contributors of community processes, like featured articles or deletion requests etc.) x x
Tracking and survey about the new editors Creating a regularly updated list of the new editors; execution of a research which investigates the life’s journey of the new editors; running a survey about the first experiences of the new editors, and about what did they find good and what are the main problems in the Hungarian Wikipedia x
Survey with the inactive editors Execution of a research which investigates the characteristics of the formerly active, but already inactive contributors; running a survey to find out what reasons led to their inactivity, and if they can imagine their own reactivation x
Gathering ideas from the active old editors Gathering ideas and opinions from the active old editors through online surveys, personal and online interview, what do they think the main reasons for losing contributors, becoming inactive and how could we change this, how could we persuade them to stay or being more active, and what do they think the best motivation is x
2. New and updated guidelines, tutorials
Already existing guidelines Organizing the policies and guidelines to have an easy overview of them; updating and expanding the already existing guidelines with changes that have taken in the previous years, and bringing them in accordance with new default editing environment and tools (for example flagged revisions, visual editor) x x
Surfaces, policies and guidelines outside of Wikipedia Wikipedia often redirects editors to other Wikimedia projects (mainly to Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and Meta-Wiki), therefore it is important, that editors understand and manage to use these projects as well. In order to achieve this aim it is necessary to check and update the Hungarian translation of the most important surfaces, policies and guidelines, or to create the missing translations. x x
Interactive tutorials Creating interactive tutorials to make it easier to understand the processes in Wikipedia (using existing tools like Guided Tour). These tutorials can offer a more pleasant and entertaining user experience for beginners than written guidelines and books. x
Gradual learning process Developing a new, alternative learning method for beginners, which offers a gradual learning process with small learning steps. The result is a flat learning curve, which gives the new editors a sense of achievement after each step, and helps them to learn the knowledge necessary for editing and to understand the complex system before they give up. x
3. Friendly community
Welcoming, guiding and warning solutions Creating a tool for systematic welcoming of the new editors. Investigating how could the welcoming and guiding messages be more effective. Starting a community discussion how to make the welcoming, guiding and warning templates and messages more personal and more friendly. x
Policies and their application for a more friendly community Developing a proposal for changing the community policies, guidelines and their practical application in order to improve the communication between the contributors and make the community atmosphere more friendly. Promoting a community discussion about the proposal. x x
Patroller and administrator training Online and personal discussions, consultations and conflict management trainings with the patrollers and administrators to analyze reaction patterns and case studies with positive examples in order to learn how to react and communicate with other editors in a way that it as helpful as possible, minimizes the negative experiences of the other editors, decreases the emotions and helps the solution of the problem. The two main field of the study: 1) first contacts, reactions and communication with new editors, and 2) moderation and mediation in heated discussions between old editors. x x
Reactivate the mentor program Consultation about the formerly functioning, but recently inactive mentor program, which offered a personal guide and mentor for the newly registered editors in their first, critical learning period. Investigating the possibilities of changes and reform. Recruitment of mentors and promotion of the restart in the community. x
4. Motivate the contributors
Developing and introducing a general motivation system Developing and introducing a system, which contributes to the long-term motivation and activity of the editors through recognitions proportional to their activity. The system provides clear and objective conditions thereby offering goals for editor at which they receive honour from the community. x x
Recognition of contributors with background and maintenance activities Keeping count and presenting the achievements of contributors mainly active with background and maintenance activities (recent change or image patrollers, advanced right holders, OTRS agents, mentors, bot operators, tools, templates and modules developers, contributors of community processes, like featured articles or deletion requests etc.). Recognition of the best contributors per activity areas. x
Providing publicity for contributors who achieve a milestone Pubic acknowledgement and calling the community’s attention to other's work. If Wikimedians reach a milestone or make a remarkable work or performance, a public post (in the Wikipedia Magazin, official Facebook site etc.) introduces their work. x x
5. Events for in-person meetings
Regular meetups with presentations and trainings Organizing regular programs and meetups, where there is a possibility for meeting in person, discussions of questions about online activities, building relations, and for learning from each other and from invited speakers. These events offer a personal learning space for people only interested in Wikipedia or who just started to accommodate themselves in the community, and provide meeting space for experienced contributors to strengthen their sense of community. x x
Wikicamp with educational programs Organizing an event, which (unlike few hours time of the regular meetups) offers a multi-day occasion for the contributors for getting to know each other. The event provides cultural, natural and educational programs, and time for the community members to spend time together. Beside community building, it is an ideal occasion for deeper and thorough discussion of important community issues or project ideas, for developing new proposals, and also for effective educational programs. x
6. Communication, online community building outside of Wikipedia
Consultant service for beginner Wikipedians in social media Setting up a consultant service for beginner Wikipedians in social media, which is more natural, familiar and easier to use for them than village pumps on Wikipedia. Using this service they can receive answers for their questions and problems faster and in a less formal venue. x
Contact channels and online Wikimedia community on platforms outside Wikipedia Community building and setting up contact channels on platforms outside Wikipedia, where community members can freely and directly chat to each other without thematic limitations of the project. Using these channels they can talk or ask advices from each other, can organize common programs. These frequent discussions, chats can strengthen better the sense of community than discussions about their project work or community rules on Wikipedia. x
Blog and social media posts Creating and publishing blog posts to spread news, events and information about Wikipedia and Wikimedia in order to inform the editing community and the broader public. These posts help the public to take the latest news and trustable information about the Wikimedia projects, and to draw attention and awareness to the Wikimedia movement. x
7. Technological environment, tools, gadgets
Overview and research on the tech environment Overview and research about the technological environment, tools, gadgets and their problems on Hungarian Wikipedia. Which tools do we have? Which ones do we use? Where do we need development and which are the critical bugs? Outlook on what other tools are available which are not yet used and could help the contributors’ work in the future. Do these tools need further work like translation or localization? x
New version of UploadWizard Starting a community consultation and in case of positive responses promoting the change in order to update the old local (file) uploading surface to the latest UploadWizard. The new UploadWizard provides a clear, more friendly and easier to use user interface than the old version. This change helps not only the new contributors to find the way uploading media files, but makes the work easier and unify the user experience for experienced users as well. x x
Complete functionality of the VisualEditor Overview and research about which parts of VisualEditor, the default editing surface(s) of Wikipedia and most of other Wikimedia projects, have lack of or limited functionality on the Hungarian Wikipedia because of missing localization, translation or local developments. Based on this research, setting up a schedule with the necessary actions for the complete and best available functionality and user experience of the VisualEditor. x x
Wikidata integration Community discussion about the actual problems and their solutions with the Wikidata integration and with the existing Lua modules. Promoting the improvement of the existing Lua modules and the Wikidata integration in the Hungarian Wikipedia. Summary and guideline of the basic knowledge about modules on Wikipedia. x
Structured Discussions Introduction of the Structured Discussion extension in the Hungarian Wikipedia for the community in order to make the contribution easier in community discussions for new editors and increase the user experience for experienced contributors. x

Typical phases of the specific subprojects:

  • research phase: investigate the international examples, the available resources, tools and possible solutions;
  • community consultation: survey and measurement of the wishes and intention of the community;
  • planning phase: clarify the scope of duties of the participants, who participate in realization of the subproject; planning the necessary actions, tasks and subtasks and their schedule;
  • realization phase: the actual execution and realization of the subproject and its goal;
  • communication phase: communicate the result of the subproject to the community and collecting feedback from the community;
  • measurement phase: measure, calculate, record and prepare metrics that characterize the result and impact of the subproject;
  • administration: preparing the administrative tasks related to the subproject; preparing and translating the reports.


The project is scheduled to run 12 months from March 2019 to February 2020.

  • October-November 2018: preparing and planning the project plan and the grant application together with the chapter, the volunteer community and external experts
  • March 2019: surveys and researches, preparation and detailed planning of the project
  • April-December 2019: realization of the project plan
  • January-February 2020: preparing metrics that characterize the result and impact of the project, writing and translating the final report



How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. (You can create a table later if needed.) Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

Position/Expense USD
Community and project manager $9,980
Occasional contractors (developer, translator, tutorials) $2,200
State taxes $8,220
Event space (12 occasions per year) $2,600
Wikicamp (4 days) $1,200
Total $24,200
Roles of the Community and project manager
  • Project planning
  • Project management
  • Driving and coordinating the community discussions needed for the project
  • Preparing and evaluating surveys, questionnaires and interviews
  • Encouraging the community members to actively participate in the project
  • Solving tasks of the project if there is no volunteer capacity for them in the community
  • Giving recommendation to the affiliate’s board if a contractor needed for the project
  • Internal and external communication of the project
  • Preparing the metrics for the project
  • Reporting to the grantmaker
Role of the Contractor(s)
  • Solving one or more specific, critical tasks (for example software development, translation work, creating tutorials etc.) necessary to the success of the project, if there is no contributor who could make it.
State taxes
  • Taxes and other financial charges relating to personnel costs required by state law.
Event space
  • Renting cost of a community space for twelve events.
  • Costs of a multi-day event. It (partly) covers cost of travel, accommodation, cultural, natural and educational programs for the participants with own contribution.

Community engagement


How will you let others in your community know about your project? Why are you targeting a specific audience? How will you engage the community you’re aiming to serve at various points during your project? Community input and participation helps make projects successful.

Community engagement in the past
Experiences of these sessions and advice from the experts are built into the program plan of this project.
Planned channels for community engagement during the project
  • Village pumps, community portal
  • Mailing lists
  • Social media and blog posts
  • Individual emails
  • In-person discussions on events
  • SiteNotice, CentralNotice
After the project
  • Presentations about the experience of the project on international conferences (Wikimania, Wikimedia CEE Meeting, Volunteer Support Network Meeting etc.)

Get involved




Please use this section to tell us more about who is working on this project. For each member of the team, please describe any project-related skills, experience, or other background you have that might help contribute to making this idea a success.

  • Tamás Mészöly (candidate for the Community and project manager role): engineer and university researcher, former executive vice-president of the chapter, administrator, bureaucrat and member of the Arbitration Committee on the Hungarian Wikipedia, organizer of article writing and photography contests, trainer and presenter on editathons and conferences, coordinator of many other activities of the chapter.
  • Bence Damokos (volunteer): current executive vice-president of the chapter, bureaucrat on the Hungarian Wikipedia, formerly a press officer, currently a project manager at the European Parliament. Main areas of contribution will include strategic planning and oversight, project documentation, social media.
  • Anna Krizsán (volunteer): board member of the chapter, Wikipedian for more than 8 years, administrator and bureaucrat on the Hungarian Wikipedia, organizer of certain events and an editathon so far. Main areas of contribution will include community services, organizing local events (outside of the capital), improving guidelines and mentoring.
  • Máté Forgács (volunteer): former board member of the chapter, Wikipedian for 9 years, organizer of meetups and editathons, active in the chapter's administration, experience in project application, management and reporting. Main areas of contribution will include organizing studies and events, help in updating guidelines and project administration.
  • Volunteer Helping with guidelines and tutorials, online and offline community building. Adam Harangozó (talk) 13:57, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Gergő Tisza: software engineer, MediaWiki developer, longtime Wikipedian, chapter member. I have experience with the tool & gadget ecosystem around Wikipedia, including analytics tools; I have some familiarity with the research and experiments around editor decline; I am involved in movement strategy. I plan to participate in planning, in analytics and in localizing or creating the necessary tools. Tgr (talk) 07:26, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Community notification


You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal, so that they can help you! Depending on your project, notification may be most appropriate on a Village Pump, talk page, mailing list, etc.--> Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. Need notification tips?



Do you think this project should be selected for a Project Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project below! (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the discussion page).

  • As a Tech Ambassador, I am fully supporting this and you have my contribution and help in every part where you need me. Bencemac (talk) 08:10, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Very important! Szalax (talk) 19:15, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Wee need a way out of the stagnation. Karmela (talk) 21:10, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Ez egy jól összeállított pályázat, reális és megvalósítható célokkal. Feltétlenül támogatásra javaslom. Dodi123 (talk) 22:07, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I think it is a well prepared, important project for supporting the old and new editors of the Hungarian wiki. Szilas (talk) 15:05, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Fontos, hogy ne csak írjuk, javítsuk a Wikipédiát, hanem a szerkesztői kört is gyarapítsuk. Ebben a projektben komoly elhivatottságot látok ennek a feladatnak a megvalósítására. Vadaro (talk) 17:35, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Losing editors is a chronic problem for the Wikipedia, we should support projects which tries to counter this process. Hollófernyiges (talk) 08:12, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I think it is great that the community addresses these questions and tries to proactively do something about editor retention. This program is long due in huwiki. Teemeah (talk) 21:36, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • It can be a great possibility to reverse negative trends within our community. Ulrich von Lichtenstein (talk) 07:40, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I hope through this program we'll be able to attract new editors and to keep the experienced ones. Hkoala (talk) 17:04, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
  • ez a projekt remekül fogja segíteni a magyar nyelvű önkéntes közösség megerősítését és a közösségi önszerveződés elősegítését. RabovayZs (talk) 22:33, 9 December 2018 (EST)
  • Nem tartom fenntarthatónak azt az állapotot, hogy egyre kevesebben szerkesztenek egyre többet. Valamit muszáj megpróbálni és itt vannak jó ötletek. Balfülü2 (talk) 12:42, 10 December 2018 (UTC)