Social Mechanism of Granting Trust Basing on Polish Wikipedia Requests for Adminship

  • Piotr Turek
  • Justyna Spychała
  • Adam Wierzbicki
  • Piotr Gackowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6984)


The purpose of this paper is the description of research about Polish Wikipedia administrators and their behavior during Request for Adminship votings. Administrator is regarded as trustworthy individual, and thus social aspects of deciding about granting and revoking administrative permissions becomes relevant for the sustained growth of Wikipedia. We have conducted two kinds of experiments: First is gathering of several statistics about current administrators and their contribution to the project. Second experiment is based on an implicit social network created from the edit history and compares contributors’ collaborative efforts with the votes actually cast during Request for Adminship procedure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Turek
    • 1
  • Justyna Spychała
    • 1
  • Adam Wierzbicki
    • 1
  • Piotr Gackowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Polish-Japanese Institute of Information TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Teleca PolandŁódźPoland

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