Fun story, the logs of #wikimedia-dev suggest that I performed 218 actions
during the grooming of this backlog. :)
On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 2:01 PM, Grace Gellerman <ggellerman(a)wikimedia.org>
> Your micro-victory looks great- well done!
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Aaron Halfaker <ahalfaker(a)wikimedia.org>
>> Hey folks,
>> I had a micro victory today, so I thought I'd share. The revision
>> scoring project has a huge backlog. I just spent a long time resolving old
>> tasks and organizing the *live* tasks by the projects they affect and what
>> they need me and my team to do.
>> Why you're looking (assuming you care to look at another project's
>> backlog), feel free to file new tasks in the "Backlog" or the appropriate
>> Note that the columns are not sorted in a nice way. Next time I have
>> time for this, I'll be doing prioritization.
>> Research-Internal mailing list
> Research-Internal mailing list
I had a micro victory today, so I thought I'd share. The revision scoring
project has a huge backlog. I just spent a long time resolving old tasks
and organizing the *live* tasks by the projects they affect and what they
need me and my team to do.
Why you're looking (assuming you care to look at another project's
backlog), feel free to file new tasks in the "Backlog" or the appropriate
Note that the columns are not sorted in a nice way. Next time I have time
for this, I'll be doing prioritization.
As part of setting up production servers, we need to do a change that will
affect our hosts in labs (via puppet). This will require a brief downtime
event that should last less than 15 minutes.
We'll do this at 1400 UTC tomorrow, Tuesday March, 23rd. I'll post an
update once we're done.
We are working on deployment of new version of ORES. This new version
includes new version of revscoring, API v2 updates, and new models for
arwiki and plwiki.
The maintenance is taking more than we anticipated so you might experience
some issues or delays requesting scores. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We let you know once it's done.
Thank you for your patience.
Forwarding the campaign announcement, and ideas from Aaron Halfaker.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Aaron Halfaker" <ahalfaker(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Feb 29, 2016 16:00
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Inspire Campaign on content curation &
review launches today!
To: "Chris Jethro Schilling" <cschilling(a)wikimedia.org>
Cc: "Staff All" <wmfall(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <glam(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
"Wikimedia Mailing List" <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I just finished submitting two ideas that I'd like to advise.
Build and deploy a machine learning model for flagging newcomers who are
editing in good-faith. This has the potential to mitigate some of the
secondary, demotivational effects when good-faith newcomers' work passes
through curation/review processes.
Concerns about the introduction of spam into Wikipedia has lead Wikipedians
towards implementing high speed new article review/curation processes. The
speed at which editors tag articles for deletion via these processes is
great for dealing with spam, but it might also be faster that good-faith
new article creators can build their articles. We could build a machine
learning classifier that is tuned to detect spammy article drafts. This
would allow the new pages queue to be split into a high-speed spammy
article review, and a low-speed article review that allows creators time to
make a better first draft.
I'll submit some more when I can. :)
On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 4:56 PM, Chris "Jethro" Schilling <
> Hi everyone,
> I am pleased to announce the launch of the second Inspire Campaign for
> IdeaLab. The theme of this campaign is focused on improving tasks
> related to content curation & review in our projects:
> Reviewing and organizing tasks are fundamental to all WIkimedia projects,
> and these efforts maintain and directly improve the quality of our
> in addition to increasing the visibility of their content. We invite
> everyone to participate by sharing your ideas and proposals on how to
> enhance these efforts. Constructive feedback and collaboration on ideas is
> encouraged - your skills and advice can elevate a project into action. The
> campaign runs until 29 March.
> All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions,
> community organizing and outreach, or something completely new! Grants are
> available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects developed during this
> campaign that need financial support. Google Hangout sessions are
> available in March if you'd like to have a conversation about your
> Join the Inspire Campaign and let’s work together to improve review and
> curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and
> With thanks,
>  You can learn more about the results of the first Inspire Campaign
> here: <
>  <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Start>
>  <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Events> (Note: If
> another time would work better for you, feel free to e-mail me or ping me
> Chris "Jethro" Schilling
> I JethroBT (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)>
> Community Organizer, Wikimedia Foundation
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