Document Type

Conference Proceeding


In this poster, we present a typology of norms shaping editing decisions within the English version of the Wikipedia Transgender topic page. Using Talk page content, where editors negotiate these decisions, we employed an inductive coding approach to identify these norms as: Wikipedia, individual belief, social, and transgender community. Findings indicate that while editors often utilize norms outside of Wikipedia to shape editing decisions, these norms must ultimately be framed as Wikipedia norms before any suggested edits are made to the Wikipedia page. This finding informs future research of how such formalized modes of knowledge production may suppress certain perspectives on marginalized topics.