Participation in Wikipedia’s Article Deletion Processes (with Heather Ford)


Conference proceedings talk at International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, Mountain View, CA

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We find that Wikipedia’s deletion process is heavily frequented by a relatively small number of longstanding users. The vast majority of such deleted articles are not spam, vandalism, or “patent nonsense,” but rather articles which could be considered encyclopedic, but do not fit the project‟s standards.