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Submissions/Why do Editors Leave Wikipedia? A Survey of Casual Contributors

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
Why do Editors Leave Wikipedia? A Survey of Casual Contributors
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Howie Fung and Wikimedia Foundation
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Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
In January 2010, the WMF conducted a survey of former contributors to the English Wikipedia to better understand why contributors decide to leave Wikipedia. The survey was sent to 10,000 casual contributors and received over 1,200 responses. This presentation reviews the summary of the findings.
Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
People and Community
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