Gaps in recommendations: How to increase participation in under-represented group?

Fragment of a discussion from Village pump/en

I am a huge fan of wiki services although this is my first peek behind the curtain so to speak. I'm sure this might have been mentioned as a way of recruiting more contributers, but I was thinking links back to a few of your personally edited wiki pages would look impressive listed on a persons resume web page. I could see the opportunity to strengthen one's resume experience, as a very legitimate reason to become an wiki editor. If explained well to the millions of wiki users, I'm sure you would substantially boost your numbers across the board., 23 February 2011