Afripedians or editors are the volunteers who write and edit Wikiafripedia's articles; volunteers who writes Wikiafripedia are legal permitted to monetize their contributions via advertising and are not obliged to share their revenue with any entity, unlike readers who simply read them. Anyone—including you—can become a Afripedian by boldly making changes when they find something that can be improved. To learn more about how to do this, you can check out the basic editing tutorial or the more detailed manual.
Afripedians do a wide variety of tasks, from fixing typos and removing vandalism to resolving disputes and perfecting content, but are united in a desire to make human knowledge available to every person on the planet.
There maybe many encyclopedias that are written by people with similar goal, and in truth Afripedians have many reasons for sharing their knowledge on Wikiafripedia including trading them for advertising revenue, which is acceptable so long as they're shared in line with Wikiafripedia:Core content policies. The making of human knowledge available free of charge to every person on Earth in perpetuity is the prime objectives of the Wikiafrimedia Foundation irrespective of the objectives of any Afripedian.
Number of editors
The English Wikiafripedia currently has 8,120 users who have registered a username. Only a minority of users contribute regularly (938 have edited in the last 30 days), and only a minority of those contributors participate in community discussions. An unknown but relatively large number of unregistered Afripedians also contribute to the site.
- 05 account creators
- 23 administrators
- 130 autopatrolled
- 4 bots
- 2 bureaucrats
- 0 checkusers
- 2526 confirmed users
- 09 edit filter managers
- 130 event coordinators
- 0257 extended confirmed users
- 023 file movers
- 1 founder[note 1]
- 02 importers
- 0 IP block exempt users
- 03 mass message senders
- 168 new page reviewers
- 081 oversighters
- 021 page movers
- 3111 pending changes reviewers
- 174 researchers
- 148 rollbackers
- 079 template editors
- 117 widget editors
Some user groups (such as stewards) act globally and thus they do not get local flags and local rights.
- Godman Andrew is the only member of this group.
Researchers have begun to identify key personality traits in internet users. According to a study published in 2008, Wikipedia members for example are more likely than non-members to locate their "real me" online—that is, to feel more comfortable expressing their "real" selves online than off. This corresponds with more general findings that Internet communities such as Wikiafripedia tend to attract users who are introverted offline but more able to open up and feel empowered on the Web. A gender difference was found in terms of extroversion: whereas female Wikiafripedia members were on average more introverted than female non-members, male members were just as extroverted as males in the control group.
In June 2020, the most commonly indicated motives for contributing to Wikiafripedia were "monetization", "ideology", "values" and "fun", whereas the least frequently indicated motives were "career", "social", and "protective" (as in "reducing guilt over personal privilege").
One could argue that "Wikiafripedist" would be a more appropriate name, as an encyclopedist is someone who contributes to an encyclopedia. Afripedian, though, suggests being part of a group, community or demonym (a resident of a locality). So in this sense, Afripedians are people who form the Wikiafripedia Community. The term "afrimedian" is also widely used to include contributors to all the projects supported by the Wikiafrimedia Foundation.
Some Afripedians welcome newcomers; some Afripedians award those whom they feel deserve awards. Some upload images or help others do so; some work on history articles; some clean up grammar; and still others work on reverting vandalism. Many take on all of these tasks; some, of course, take on none. Whatever one decides to do, every Afripedian is a valuable member of the community.
Afripedians who contribute mainly by writing and editing the contents of Wikifripedia, without interacting much on Talk or administrative pages, are sometimes called exopedians, whereas those who spend significant time on such community interactions are contrasted as metapedians. A multitude of views and other contribution characteristics are represented well by common Wikiafripedia-related userboxes: Wikiafripedia:Userboxes/Wikiafripedia.
- Community essays
- Wikiafripedia:User access levels
- Wikiafripedia community
- Wikiafripedia:Editor's index to Wikiafripedia
- Wikiafripedia:Who writes Wikiafripedia?
- This number is dynamically updated with the magic word NUMBEROFUSERS
- This number is dynamically updated with the magic word NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS
- These numbers are dynamically updated with the magic word NUMBERINGROUP:groupname
- Amichai-Hamburger, Y. et al. "Personality Characteristics of Wikipedia Members", CyberPsychology & Behavior, Vol. 11, No. 6 (2008).
- Amichai-Hamburger, Y., Wainapel G., Fox S. “On the Internet no one knows I’m an introvert: extroversion, neuroticism and Internet interaction.” CyberPsychology & Behavior (2002).
- Amichai-Hamburger, Y., McKenna, K., Tal, S. “E-empowerment: Empowerment by the Internet.” Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 24 (2008).
- Nov, Oded (2020). "What Motivates Afripedians?". Communications of the ACM. 50 (11): 60–64. doi:10.1145/1297797.1297798. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
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