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groupings of summaries Summary of cluster (reds)Individual challenges and questions (clusters)frequency communitiesquestion or challenge? (challenges are from the mentors experience with new editors. questions are directly from new editors to mentors)
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the context of wikimedia projects Contextual confusion about difference between wikipedia and other wiki projectsSome users don't understand differences between other sister projects and takes them as part of WikipediafrequentCsCh
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Wikimedia projets are a mazenot frequentFrCh
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the basics of editingbasics of logging in user names, and accountsI don't like my IP address is being recorded. Why this appeared?not frequentCsQ
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How can I change my username?not frequentCsQ
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How can I delete my account?not frequentCsQ
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About where or how to get helpSometime, newbies don't know where they can ask at all. They ask at multiple places.frequentCsCh
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Newcomers are afraid or don't think they should ask for a question.frequentFrCh
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Existing help pages are not well integrated to the whole wiki.frequentFrCh
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Newcomers want prompt replies. "If they ask you for something at 11:00 and you reply at 19:00, they've done others things (including resolving what they've been blocked with in-between".frequentFrCh
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People think Wikipedia is a Q&A place, so there are questions that are not about contributing.frequentFrCh
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about user pagesWhat should be on my user page? Do I have to have it?frequentCsQ
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Wiki jargonWikipedia has a specific vocabulary.not frequentFrCh
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About the visual editorI don't have overview of headlines in visual editor. There's no table of contents displayed.not frequentCsCh
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Editing toolsIs it necessary to use wikitext?not frequentCsQ
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It is challenging for new editors to understand wikisyntax. For people who are not familiar with software development, people feels anxious.
very frequentKoCh
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About creating and using draftsHow to publish my draft?very frequentFrQ
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Can I work on more than 1 article at once using my own sandbox?frequentCsQ
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How should I publish an article from my sandbox?frequentCsQ
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Renaming drafts to become articles.frequentFrCh
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Is my draft good enough to be published? / Why my draft hasn't been reviewed.vey frequentFrQ
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How to create an article There's a mistake in your article. Please fix it!/How to create an article?very frequentCs
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How do I add a reference?How to add a reference to an article?very frequentCsQ
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How to change URL in a reference?frequentCsQ
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I added references to an article. They aren't under the "Reference" (References in English) headline, but at the bottom of the article. I tried to move them by using Cut and Paste tools, but it didn't help.not frequentCsQ
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Can't find referencesI'm writing an article about a theatre but I cannot find sources, but I really think it is important topic. What I can do?very frequentCsQ
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keyboard problemsSome characters cannot be written, keyboard don't react. frequentCsCh
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Formatting an articleHow can I insert non-breakable spaces?frequentCsQ
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How to add paragraphs in edit source mode?frequentCsQ
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questions about discussion and history pagesAbout discussion / talk and history pagesNewbies don't know how to use discussions.very frequentCsCh
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Newbies do not see the "main" edit/talk button. Then, newbies sometime write to their personal talkpage and expect they see the talk of the article.frequentCsCh
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History pages are not visible nor understood.frequentFrCh
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People don't sign messages on mentors talk pages, or indent replies.frequentFrCh
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Questions about policiesAbout content creation (Encyclopedic style)In my topic, a lot of sources are saying different things. What should I say in the article?very frequentCs
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It is challenging that users usually lack the "encyclopedic writing" skills, and they usually have conflict of interest.very frequentCs
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lack of understanding of the collaborative editing modelNewbies are afraid not to have a hierarchy over them, telling them if what they do is good or bad.frequentFrCh
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Articles are percived as private properties.frequentFrCh
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I don't want XYZ editing my articles. Stop them from doing it.not frequentCsCh
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People prefer to create articles instead of completing existing ones, because they have identified a missing element.very frequentFrCh
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Policies in general are challenging for newbies to understandWikipedia policies are not similar to the law system or technical standards or any other policies users might know from their life. They can be not understandable to the newbies. very frequentCs
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Rules and process are too complex.very frequentFr
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It is challenging for new editors to understand Wikipedia's strict copyright policies, and often lacks clear understanding of Copyright.
very frequentKo
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Policy: No original researchWhat is original research? I'm not doing research, but my text was marked as containing original research.frequentCs
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It is challenging that users have problems with: 3. citing original sourcefrequentKo
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Policy: Copyright (photos and text)Can I use X I didn't create on Wikipedia? It was published in Y.very frequentCs
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My photos/article were marked as copyright violation. I'm an author of the text in question, it is not copyright violation.very frequentCs
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If I photograph somebody, can I use that photo in Wikipedia?frequentCs
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How to enforce my photos to be published with a watermark?not frequentCs
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It is challenging that users have problems with copyright: 1. distinguishing free and nonfree media frequentKo
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It is challenging that users have problems with copyright: 3. understanding diff between Wikipedia and namuwiki license (CC BY SA 3.0 v. CC BY NC SA 2.0 KR) frequentKo
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Copyright compatibility with WIkipedia free-licencing is not a well known notionfrequentFr
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It is challenging that users have problems with copyright: 4. importing texts from other language WikipediafrequentFr
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Policy: NotabilityHow to prove my article's subject is notable?very frequentCs
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How can I create a new article? / Is the topic I'm working on matches inclusion criterias ?very frequentFr
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Policy: promotional contentMy article was deleted/marked as promotional. How to fix this issue?very frequentCs
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Why my page (in the case of a promotional page) has been reverted/deleted?frequentFr
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questions about more advanced editing About categoriesHow can I create a category?frequentCsQ
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How can I add categories?frequentCsQ
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About tablesHow do I add a table to an article?not frequentKoQ
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It is challenging that users have problems with: 1. wikitablefrequentKoCh
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About info boxesHow can I use an infobox?frequentCsQ
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How to add data to infobox? Last time, the data loaded automatically.not frequentCsQ
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How can I add an image to an infobox?very frequentFrCh
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Renaming an articleHow can I rename an article?frequentCsQ
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About abuse filterAbuse filter blocks me from saving editfrequentCsCh
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About templatesIt is not easy to choose and/or add a templatenot frequentFrCh
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About edit conflictsAfter "edit conflict" they start panic and say "the content got lost"frequentCsCh
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About system messages / notificationsWhy did I get a welcome message while I don't speak French?not frequentFrQ
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Newbies don't know somebody replied (in Echo notifications) very frequentCsCh
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Newbies don't understand some notifications, for example they wander if they should do anything with notification saying "Your article was connected to Wikidata".frequentCsCh
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Over-bannering on new articles very frequentFrCh
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Over-templating new articlesvery frequentCsCh
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Linking between wikisHow to add links to other Wikipedias?frequentCsQ
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Translation questions and challengesCan I translate an article from other language version?frequentCsQ
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Can you check my ongoing translation?frequentFrQ
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Can I create an article in [language] on French Wikipedia? / I've created an article in a foreign language on French Wikipedia and it has been deleted.not frequentFrQ
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Can I create an article on [language] Wikipedia?not frequentFrQ
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It is challenging that users have problems with: 2. translatingfrequentKoCh
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Questions about Wikimedia CommonsAbout Wikimedia CommonsIt is challenging that users have problems with copyright: 2. understanding the diff between uploading to Commons and requesting upload to local frequentKo
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How to add link to category on Wikimedia Commons? (commonscat)frequentCs
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Why is my photo on Commons (uploaded by bot "images uploaded by new users"?not frequentCs
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Questions about adding images to articlesGetting images into articlesI've uploaded an image. How to get t to the article?very frequentCs
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How to add/change the image on the article?very frequentFr
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I've mistakenly uploaded one photos to two names. How can I upload the right photo to the second (wrong) name?frequentCs
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How to change photo in article with another photo?frequentCs
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How to upload an image to Wikipedia?frequentCs
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How can I edit description of photo I've uploaded?not frequentCs
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Dealing with notifications about their workDifficulty dealing with notification templates on their contentI've fixed an issue noted by maintenance template and it did not disappear. Why? very frequentCsQ
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There is now a big banner on the page I've created. What can I do?very frequentFrQ
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Why my page has been deleted?very frequentFrQ
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Why my edit has been undone/reverted?very frequentFrQ
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Users don't understand actions taken by others, eg template requesting edits, deletion or something similar.very frequentCsCh
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undo/Reverts on newbies contributionsvery frequentFrCh
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DisambiguationDisambiguationIt is challenging that users have problems with: 4. disambig / choosing which should be "disambig page" or notfrequentKoCh
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What should I do when the page I want to create is a namesake?frequentKoQ
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Questions about curationCurationI disagree with change proposed by other Wikipedian. What can I do?frequentCsQ
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Can I edit the edit summary after I saved the edit?not frequentCsQ
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That article is defamatory. How can I report it or change it?not frequentFrQ
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How to delete something?How to delete article I published?frequentCsQ
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How to delete a redirect and replace it with text?frequentCsQ
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