Forwarding the campaign announcement, and ideas from Aaron Halfaker.


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From: "Aaron Halfaker" <>
Date: Feb 29, 2016 16:00
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Inspire Campaign on content curation & review launches today!
To: "Chris Jethro Schilling" <>
Cc: "Staff All" <>, <>, "Wikimedia Mailing List" <>

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 <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I am pleased to announce the launch of the second Inspire Campaign for
> IdeaLab.[1]  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 projects
> 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.[2]  Google Hangout sessions are
> available in March if you'd like to have a conversation about your ideas.[3]
> 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
> accessible.
> With thanks,
> Jethro
> [1] You can learn more about the results of the first Inspire Campaign
> here: <
> [2] <>
> [3] <>  (Note: If
> another time would work better for you, feel free to e-mail me or ping me
> on-wiki).
> ---
> Chris "Jethro" Schilling
> I JethroBT (WMF) <>
> Community Organizer, Wikimedia Foundation
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