Higher turnover rates among editors suggest that contributors may face burn-out or editing fatigue. Likewise, new editors are being reverted at higher rates, potentially indicating community norms that are less welcoming and open to differences or learning than before. Many people also believe that policy proliferation is a major driver of the decline in contributors.
This page attempts to identify causes of the decline in the community's health, the impact of the proliferation of policies, and solutions to these issues.
Note: There's quite a lot of research at Wikimedia-pedia/Research as well.
- w:User:WereSpielChequers/Newbie treatment.
- Wikitruth Through Wikiorder David A. Hoffman and Salil Mehra Emory Law Journal, Vol. 59, 2010, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-17.
- Incentives to Contribute in Online Collaboration: Wikipedia as Collective Action Benjamin K. Johnson, Albany State University. (based on Master's thesis submitted and accepted at Michigan State University in 2007)
- Becoming Wikipedian: transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia. Susan Bryant, Andrea Forte, and Amy Bruckman. (2005). Proceedings of GROUP International Conference on Supporting Group Work, Sanibel Island, FL, pp. 1-10.
- Why do people write for Wikipedia? Incentives to contribute to open-content publishing. Andrea Forte and Amy Bruckman. (2005). GROUP 05 workshop: Sustaining community: The role and design of incentive mechanisms in online systems. Sanibel Island, FL.
- "Decentralization in Wikipedia Governance" Andrea Forte, Vanessa Larco, and Amy Bruckman. (2009) Journal of Management Information Systems. 26(1) pp 49–72.
- Participants of Wikimedia projects
- Drivers of participation
- Attracting new participants and retaining existing participants
- Task force/Community Health/Former contributors survey