Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017/Programme/Submission/IP users in Wikipedia - opportunities or threats?

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Title of your proposalEdit

IP users in Wikipedia – opportunities or threats?

Name(s) and/or username(s)Edit

User:Gdarin, Wikimedia Polska

User:Elfhelm, Wikimedia Polska, Board Member


  • Conflict resolution + Community health

Type of submissionEdit

  • Presentation (one-to-many)

+ hopefully

  • Open discussion (many-to-many)


We are going to present two different attitudes towards unregistered users (IP users). Some Polish Wikipedians think that they should not be allowed to edit articles, because they are vandals or troublemakers. On the other hand some Wikipedians consider the possibility that without new users (starting usually as IP users) Wikipedia will not have new editors at all.

Expected outcomesEdit

We hope to start discussion about the IP users and their place in the Wikipedia society.

Duration (without Q&A)Edit

15 minutes (presentation)

Specific requirementsEdit


Slides or further informationEdit


Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).Edit