Community, consensus, coercion, control: CS*W or how policy mediates mass participation

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Community, consensus, coercion, control: CS*W or how policy mediates mass participation is a 2007 conference paper written in English by Kriplean T., Beschastnikh I., McDonald D.W., Golder S.A. and published in GROUP'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work.

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When large groups cooperate, issues of conflict and control surface because of differences in perspective. Managing such diverse views is a persistent problem in cooperative group work. The Wikipedian community has responded with an evolving body of policies that provide shared principles, processes, and strategies for collaboration. We employ a grounded approach to study a sample of active talk pages and examine how policies are employed as contributors work towards consensus. Although policies help build a stronger community, we find that ambiguities in policies give rise to power plays. This lens demonstrates that support for mass collaboration must take into account policy and power.

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