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New Research: Characterizing Existing Practices for Identifying and Mitigating Knowledge Gaps[edit]

Hi All,

My name is Jim Maddock, and I’m with a researcher at Northwestern University working on identifying missing content on Wikipedia. As a first step, we want to talk to members of Wikipedia’s editor community to better understand how editors currently identify and add missing content. Participants must be Wikipedia editors who speak English and will be compensated for their time.

For more details about our project, please refer to our project meta page. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this screener and consent form. Additionally, feel free to reach out to me at if you have any thoughts and suggestions. Thanks!

Study Information[edit]

Study Title: Characterizing Existing Practices for Identifying and Mitigating Knowledge Gaps

PI: Darren Gergle

IRB Study #: STU00212033

Cheers, Jmads-nu (talk) 16:19, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Archie Kalokerinos page antivax stuff[edit]


I don't feel like editing the page as I dunno how to fix it properly, but the page: Archie Kalokerinos has recently been edited in a few places like replacing "These claims are not supported by scientific evidence." by "These claims are supported by scientific evidence." (however still linking to an article that wasn't supportive), and the like.

Could someone have a look?


YannickPatois (talk) 14:45, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for this note, YannickPatois. I've reverted the recent edit that said that. WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:42, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

vaccine hesitancy and vaccine safety information[edit]

One reason for vaccine hesitancy is that questions about safety tend to be answered with pro vaccine propaganda rather than information. What is the risk of anaphylaxis with each vaccine? Gullane Barre? When I look up "vaccine safety" I would like that information, not a harangue to combat "hesitancy."— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dersu1 (talkcontribs) 13 April 2021 19:29:57 (UTC)

Where are you referring to, here? Wikipedia is not a collection of statistics - if you're referring to here in this or other articles, then that's not a problem here. Wikipedia publishes ideas and facts, not indiscriminate statistics just to make you comfortable. -bɜ:ʳkənhɪmez (User/say hi!) 21:57, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Hello from New York City based COVID-19 Wikipedia task force[edit]

Hello I'm User:wil540 art the current wikipedian-in-residence at Sure We Can, heading up the Sure We Can COVID19 Wikipedia Task Force. We have been focusing on using wikipedia to spread factual information about COVID-19 by translating a basic version of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City article into 20 languages spoken here in multi-lingual New York City, in addition to other COVID-focused editing. In our research and editing, we've pin pointed some important articles to write and questions to answer. In writing the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the United States article and our other research, we've found that some of the vaccine hesitancy in the USA comes from people being scared of the vaccine safety. For that reason, we think it would be important for the Pharmacovigilance of the COVID-19 vaccines article to be written to show people how vaccines are being tested and verified as safe.

Furthermore, in our research we've come across the following wikipedia project languages that are spoken here in New York City that do not have a COVID-19 vaccine article:

  • Tagalog
  • Yiddish
  • Haitian Creole
  • Swahili
  • Malagasy

We have also found that a lack of understanding about what it means to be a High-risk individual can lead people to think they are safe and do not need the vaccine when they are in fact high risk. For this reason, we created the High-risk population article and think this would be a good article to translate into other languages.

We would love to collaborate with the vaccine safety project. We would love to co-host a Vaccine Safety Edit-a-thon or something similar with the project

To reach us, please comment on our TalkPage or reach out directly: or 1-347-463-9257.

Thank you. --Wil540 art (talk) 21:10, 4 September 2021 (UTC)