Wikipedia Fact-Checking for Pay Registration
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A small group of researchers is conducting a project to support the transition from Wikipedia editors adding new encyclopedia content to maintaining existing content. We are using machine parsing on the Wikipedia Vital Articles to find facts and statistics which could be out of date, and bring them to the attention of proofreaders, perhaps such as yourself. Because volunteers are generally uninterested in this task, we are experimenting with paying proofreaders to do this 100% telecommuting fact-checking work.
This project was completely independent of the Wikimedia Foundation due to "safe harbor" provisions protecting them from legal liability issues. If this project is successful, a spin-off foundation is one possibility which could lead to long term employment for talented early participants.
If you are interested in participating in this project, then please register here:
What is your name (or Wikipedia ID, or pseudonym)?
What is your email address?
Please type your email address again to confirm:
How much would you charge to proofread Wikipedia articles?
(US dollars per hour)
About how many hours per week can you work on proofreading?
What is your native language?
Are you proficient in reading and writing professional quality English?
With some difficulty
What level of education have you attained?
Would you be willing to help promote a crowdfunding campaign (e.g. Kickstarter) to help pay for this project?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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