{Social Rewarding in Wiki Systems - Motivating the Community}

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Online communities have something in common: their success rise and fall with the participation rate of active users. In this paper we focus on social rewarding mechanisms that generate benefits for users in order to achieve a higher contribution rate in a wiki system. In an online community, social rewarding is in the majority of cases based on accentuation of the most active members. As money cannot be used as a motivating factor others like status, power, acceptance, and glory have to be employed. We explain different social rewarding mechanisms which aim to meet these needs of users. Furthermore, we implemented a number of methods within the MediaWiki system, where social rewarding criteria are satisfied by generating a ranking of most active members.
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2007
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Proceedings of HCI International - 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2007)
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Springer
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978-3-540-73256-3
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http://www.cvast.tuwien.ac.at/sites/default/files/publications/PDF/2007/hcii_2007/social_rewarding/final/hoisl_2007_hcii_social-rewarding.pdf
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10.1007/978-3-540-73257-0_40
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