Let's talk about how to increase traffic to [[Wikipedia]],
of both readers and writers--that is now going to become one of the main focuses of my Wikipedia work.
どうやってウィキペディアの仲間を増やすか -- 知恵を貸してくれないだろうか？<br>
So I want your help! How can we increase "membership" in Wikipedia--both readers ''and'' new writers?
Please, add an idea below, or help develop ideas.
(Sometimes, a really great new idea is a slight variation on a just-OK old idea.)
Also, if you do any work that you think someone else might inadvertently replicate,
can you please write it down here somehow (as on the [[Building_Wikipedia_membership/Encyclopedia links solicited|Encyclopedia links solicited]] page)? Thanks! --[[Larry Sanger]]
* Solicit links from (mentioning [[Wikipedia:バナー]]):
** Websites with substantial traffic, like [[Building_Wikipedia_membership/About.com|About.com]] (see [[Building_Wikipedia_membership/Big traffic links solicited|Big traffic links solicited]])
** People with lists of encyclopedias (see [[Building_Wikipedia_membership/Encyclopedia list links solicited|Encyclopedia list links solicited]])
** People with encyclopedia-type websites (see [[Building_Wikipedia_membership/Encyclopedia links solicited|Encyclopedia links solicited]])
** Best-of websites and similar resources (see [[Building_Wikipedia_membership/Best of sites links solicited|Best of sites links solicited]])
** Web sites for authors, films, whatever. There's always a list of links. Add a link to the Wikipedia Stephen King page to Stephen King web sites, to the Japan page on Japan web sites, and so on.
* And be sure to offer a link back, at least from [[Wikipedia:ウィキペディアの仲間]]--you can point out that they can put in links, themselves, on other pages, if they wish.
* for individual articles, solicit links from:
** related resources (particularly if we mention them in ''external links'')
** directories like [[Open Directory Project]] and ...
* Get people to add article review requests to [[Larry Sanger/Review requests]]; find reviewers for those articles.
* Approach websites that might want free content, and help them to get their hands on Wikipedia's; this is something Bomis programmers and volunteers could work on. Maybe after we're running Magnus' PHP code?
* Post announcements on mailing lists. But of what sort? Obviously, we want to avoid spam.
** Start ''and continue'' discussions about Wikipedia articles (for this, the help of Wikipedians will be necessary)
** Simply announce the existence of Wikipedia, soliciting help. I think this is actually plausible.
** Recruit fans for specific areas of Wikipedia. For example, someone could drop by a [[Star Trek]] newsgroup and mention that our pages need work. I bet we'd have a huge Star Trek section in no time...
* Post announcements on newsgroups. But try to be careful to go slowly through them--make sure the post is specially-tailored to whatever group you post to. A good strategy is to pick a Wikipedia article, point out a few problems with it, and post a link to the article, inviting people to make changes. If you have posted an announcement to a newsgroup, will you please list it here: [[Building_Wikipedia_membership/Newsgroups|Newsgroups]]. If yu don't know much about newsgroups, go to http://groups.google.com.
* Create a [[Wikipedia:ウィキペディアの仲間]] page: an external link back can be added if we spot a link by them to us. (Done. Please add your own webpages to that page!) Similarly, create a "Friend of Wikipedia" logo that webmasters can proudly display on their sites.
* Contact webmasters who have content-rich sites. Get them excited about Wikipedia, and invite them to make their content part of something great.
* Increase production of pages that are of interest to the search engines. '''Look at [http://50.lycos.com/ the Lycos 50] and make sure there are articles on all those topics.''' I would say that writing some simple short biographies of famous people would help. It will help when we have reliable and regularly updated stats on what is popular. One interesting thing about this is that other people may follow suit so that there is a "trend" on the site.
* Increase the standing of Wikipedia with Bomis. (There is a bug in the system which means that Wikipedia articles are not returned as often as they could be. We're working on this.)
* Work to get additional press coverage, following up on the NYT article as best we can. [[Building_Wikipedia_membership/Ideas for articles about Wikipedia and other press events|Ideas for articles about Wikipedia and other press events]].
* Write a scholarly article about "Empirical studies in social epistemology" and get it published.
* Write to authors of good books on subjects we need help on and invite them to write an article on Wikipedia.
* Schools. Speak to any teachers you know and have them set up an exercise where their students write on various topics that are untouched. Students get school credit for their work, obviously and also get excited about participating. I've told my mother (who teaches grade 4), and her students are planning to do articles about australian mammals, some as-yet-untouched countries, etc.
* Promote free content: Whenever you make a post on other content sites, include a statement that your content is GFDL, public domain, or whatever...
(The above is just a start! Please add to the list!)
Moved from [[Wikipedia:Village pump]] on [[Tuesday]], [[November 26]]th, []:
== Wikipedia Evangelism ==
Hi, I've mentioned this before and thought I'd mention it again. As I'm browsing the pedia I find articles that might interest friends/coworkers. I pop them a link in a quick hello message and ask them if they confirm the accuracy of the content...the response so far has been first one of wonder, then awe, then enthusiasm! And it's been a nice way to relate to some folks I'm not often in contact with. Anyway, I searched for [[evangelism]] and came up with nada around the 'pedia. Is there a place for sharing an evangelical/ 'help us' message of [[wikipedia]]? --[[User:DennisDaniels|dgd]]
There's some stuff at [[Wikipedia:Building Wikipedia membership]]. (Hint which wouldn't help here but may in general: after searching, go to the "Power search" box at the bottom of the screen and check the box for the 'Wikipedia' namespace. You'll get various about, help, documentation, etc pages that aren't supposed to show up when you're searching for encyclopedia articles.) Also check the [[m:Main Page|Meta-wikipedia]] where we keep general project discussion and misc stuff. --[[User:Brion VIBBER|Brion]] 20:42 Oct 22, 2002 (UTC)
How about doing what a lot of news web pages do? They have a box at the bottom, "Send this article to a friend" with some kind of java mailer to ship it off and a box for you to add a signed message. [[User:Ortolan88|Ortolan88]]
:::I like that idea too. Especially, and I know this would require more overhead, but a way to keep my list of folks in memory so I don't have to open my email client (which may not be available esp, as I'm a student and working on diff. machines).
== Invitations ==
requesting permission to re-use somebody else's content in Wikipedia:
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* [[Wikipedia:Boilerplate request for permission]]
* [[m:Standard email texts]]
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