A Wikipedia administrator -- a volunteer community-approved position that gives him special technical capabilities -- since 2015, Pruitt works mostly alone but does belong to a few virtual Wikipedian
teams: "WikiProject Virginia," centered on the commonwealth, and "Women in Red," launched in 2015 to increase the number of biographical entries about women.
By following the online discussions (in Wikipedia's so-called "Talk" pages) between participants working within this article-focused community, Konig's analysis provides a detailed exploration of how Wikipedians
negotiate differences in accounts of contemporary affairs, decide whose expertise is to be trusted, and come to reach agreement on what kinds of knowledge should take precedence in their encyclopaedia (163).
It argued that Wikipedia is achieved through the habitualization of sociomaterial practices upheld by enduring Wikipedians
. Along their ongoing participation they commit themselves to common goals, (self-)govern their engagement, and watch and sanction those who fail to do so.
in Residence," Wikimedia Outreach, February 7, 2017, https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wlindex.php?title=Wikipedian_in_Residence&oldid=147490.
Other institutions which have had a Wikipedian
in residence include the British Museum, the British Library, the National Library of Norway, the Palace of Versailles, the US' Smithsonian Institution and the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Spain's Museu Picasso.
Trust in procedures trumps the real-world credentials of contributors, and "encourages non-experts to participate." But "Wikipedians
" find it "practically impossible," Jemielniak says, to use their contributions to the encyclopedia to advance their public reputation or career.
I happen to be the Wikipedian
who contributed to the Messier article about the grave and how to find it, and it was very satisfying to know that such small efforts (in my case, very small) do make a difference.
(192) The endless restatement of Wikipedian
norms--often in the process of accusing others of violating them--testifies to just what a big job this is in a community the size of Wikipedia.
1: This whole article comes across as ludicrous to me.
John Carter, a Catholic office worker Wikipedian
: Transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia.