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ThinkMind // COLLA 2013, The Third International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications // View article colla_2013_2_20_50076

Does the Acquaintance Relation Close up the Administrator Community of Polish Wikipedia? Analysing Polish Wikipedia Administrator Community with use of Multidimensional Behavioural Social Network

Justyna Spychała
Piotr Turek
Mateusz Adamczyk

Keywords: Multidimensional Behavioral Social Network; Wikipedia; Request for Adminship; Clustering Coefficient

The aim of this paper is to answer a question if a group of administrators of Polish-language Wikipedia is closing up because of relation of acquaintance. The administrators are usually nominated by the community and then elected by voting. This research is an attempt to find out whether the community is not becoming less open to new users and new potential administrators, because of their lack of chances to gain reputation. The key here is the understanding of social aspects driving the process of Request for Adminship (RfA) votings. Based on our previous work focused on social networks induced from collective activity of wikipedians, this paper extends it by the annual analysis of obtained statistics and examination of clustering coefficient as an approximation of social capital. We present the dynamics of relationships between voters and candidates across several years of Polish Wikipedia development.

Pages: 28 to 33

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: July 21, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4227

ISBN: 978-1-61208-287-5

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from July 21, 2013 to July 21, 2013

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