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From Wikimania 2016 • Esino Lario, Italy

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Practical facts

Community health II: Tackling harassment
Date & Time
Saturday 25 June, 16.45–17.25h
Sj & Jan-Bart & nithum & Ewulczyn (WMF)
Primary School (Room 11)


Harassment and civility issues are a growing concern for the Wikimedia projects as well as other online communities. This past year we have seen calls for machine learning based tools for dealing with this problem in a variety of forums, including Wikimedia-l, the enwiki Village Pump, the 2015 Harassment Consultation and the Community Wish List. We would like to continue these discussions at Wikimania, focussing on the following questions:
  • Given a tool that could accurately score a talk page edits across the dimensions of toxicity we want address, how could these scores be used to improve editing culture?
  • What are the possible pitfalls we need to consider when building and deploying these tools?


Getting Involved

  • Sign up as a participant on the Wiki-Detox project page [here]
  • Join a discussion on the Wiki-Detox project page (here)
  • Help out with labeling enwiki revisions on Crowdflower [here] (WARNING: This task involves exposure to very explicit language.)

Interested attendees

  1. Panyd (talk) 12:32, 12 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  2. --Kritzolina (talk) 05:55, 17 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  3. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 07:56, 20 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]