Hello everyone - apologies for cross-posting! *TL;DR*: We would like your
feedback on our Metrics Kit project. Please have a look and comment on
The Wikimedia Foundation's Trust and Safety team, in collaboration with the
Community Health Initiative, is working on a Metrics Kit designed to
measure the relative "health" of various communities that make up the
The ultimate outcome will be a public suite of statistics and data looking
at various aspects of Wikimedia project communities. This could be used by
both community members to make decisions on their community direction and
Wikimedia Foundation staff to point anti-harassment tool development in the
We have a set of metrics we are thinking about including in the kit,
ranging from the ratio of active users to active administrators,
administrator confidence levels, and off-wiki factors such as freedom to
participate. It's ambitious, and our methods of collecting such data will
Right now, we'd like to know:
* Which metrics make sense to collect? Which don't? What are we missing?
* Where would such a tool ideally be hosted? Where would you normally look
for statistics like these?
* We are aware of the overlap in scope between this and Wikistats <
https://stats.wikimedia.org/v2/#/all-projects> — how might these tools
Your opinions will help to guide this project going forward. We'll be
reaching out at different stages of this project, so if you're interested
in direct messaging going forward, please feel free to indicate your
interest by signing up on the consultation page.
Looking forward to reading your thoughts.
P.S.: Please feel free to CC me in conversations that might happen on this
 What do we mean by "health"? There is no standard definition of what
makes a Wikimedia community "healthy", but there are many indicators that
highlight where a wiki is doing well, and where it could improve. This
project aims to provide a variety of useful data points that will inform
community decisions that will benefit from objective data.
*Joe Sutherland* (he/him or they/them)
Trust and Safety Specialist
A bug in the code that imports EventLogging data into Hive caused top 3
level EventCapsule <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Schema:EventCapsule>
fields to be set to NULL in all Hive EventLogging tables
since 2018-11-29T17:00:00. The affected fields were recvFrom, seqId, and
(more importantly) userAgent.
We've fixed the bug, and are backfilling the data now.
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T211833 has more info.
Sorry for the inconvenience! Follow the phabricator ticket to get updates
on when backfilling has completed.
Systems Engineer, WMF
I am writing to tell you that we have presented a plan for a second phase
to extend the project Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory (WCDO).
As a reminder, the WCDO aims at providing valuable strategic data in order
to fight for more cultural diversity in each Wikipedia language edition. In
the previous phase, we collected the Cultural Context Content (CCC)
datasets for all 300 language editions and provided some top priority
articles for different topics such as women-men, geolocated, among others
(named Top CCC articles).
The infrastructure for the project has been set (datasets and website). In
this new phase
we plan to create many more tools and visualizations: Top CCC article lists
based on community member suggestions, but most importantly, to create a
tool to monitor the gaps on a monthly basis and serve it as a newsletter.
This way editors will be able to see the efforts they dedicate each month
to create geolocated articles or cultural context content to bridge the
Also, we plan to research on marginalized languages in order to see which
have more potential to become a new Wikipedia language edition, start
creating content about their cultural context ("decolonizing the
Internet"), and increase the overall cultural diversity of the project.
If you think you can join the project or provide some feedback, please
write us at tools.wcdo(a)tools.wmflabs.org. If you consider this may be
helpful, please help us, provide some feedback and endorse the project.
You can check the project here:
Thanks in advance for your time.
I am trying to better understand the pageview data. I have a quick
question. I apologize if the question has been asked or it is so naive.
If the web browser prefetches a Wikipedia page, does it count as one
pageview in the pageview data? By "prefetching", I meant X's Wikipedia page
shows up in the search results and the browser prefetches/preloads the
search results but I do not click on X's Wikipedia page. If so, the
pageview data seem to over-count the number of visits to X's Wikipedia page.
Thanks in advance for any insight.
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Superset will be going down for a few hours today as we rollback the update
we were trying to do. It turns out that the newest versions of superset are
VERY non backwards compatible, they use python 3.6 which is not available
on our debian distro and they introduce a bunch of other bugs. We will be
working on our fork from now on so we have a more stable basis for changes:
More updates here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T211605
The next Research Showcase, *Why the World Reads Wikipedia*, will be
live-streamed this Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 11:30 AM PST/19:30 UTC.
This presentation is about Wikipedia usage across languages.
YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKMFvi_CCB0
As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. You
can also watch our past research showcases here:
This month's presentation:
*Why the World Reads Wikipedia*
By Florian Lemmerich, RWTH Aachen University; Diego Sáez-Trumper, Wikimedia
Foundation; Robert West, EPFL; and Leila Zia, Wikimedia Foundation
So far, little is known about why users across the world read Wikipedia's
various language editions. To bridge this gap, we conducted a comparative
study by combining a large-scale survey of Wikipedia readers across 14
language editions with a log-based analysis of user activity. For analysis,
we proceeded in three steps: First, we analyzed the survey results to
compare the prevalence of Wikipedia use cases across languages, discovering
commonalities, but also substantial differences, among Wikipedia languages
with respect to their usage. Second, we matched survey responses to the
respondents' traces in Wikipedia's server logs to characterize behavioral
patterns associated with specific use cases, finding that distinctive
patterns consistently mark certain use cases across language editions.
Third, we could show that certain Wikipedia use cases are more common in
countries with certain socio-economic characteristics; e.g., in-depth
reading of Wikipedia articles is substantially more common in countries
with a low Human Development Index. The outcomes of this study provide a
deeper understanding of Wikipedia readership in a wide range of languages,
which is important for Wikipedia editors, developers, and the reusers of
Administrative Assistant - Audiences & Technology
1 Montgomery St. Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
Possibly from changes made to secure rsync? I've seen a few of these so I
thought I would forward. Cheers!
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From: Cron Daemon <root(a)stat1005.eqiad.wmnet>
Date: Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 7:49 AM
Subject: Cron <root@stat1005> /usr/local/bin/published-datasets-sync -q
rsync: failed to connect to thorium.eqiad.wmnet
(2620:0:861:108:10:64:53:26): Connection timed out (110)
rsync: failed to connect to thorium.eqiad.wmnet (10.64.53.26): Connection
timed out (110)
rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(125)
chasemp on phabricator <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/chasemp/> and
We are thrilled to announce that the *6th annual Wiki Workshop*  will be
hosted at *The Web Conference 2019* (formerly known as WWW) in San
Francisco, CA, on May 13 or 14, 2019 . The workshop provides an annual
forum for researchers exploring all aspects of Wikipedia, Wikidata, and
other Wikimedia projects to present their work. We'd love to have your
contributions, so please take a look at the details in this call:
Please note that *January 31, 2019* is the submission deadline if you want
your paper to appear in the (archival) conference proceedings, and *March
14, 2019* is for all other, non-archival submissions. 
Following past year's format, the workshop will include invited talks, a
poster session, as well as offer an opportunity for participants to meet
and discuss future research directions. We look forward to receiving your
submissions and seeing you in San Francisco in May!
Dario on behalf of the organizers 
during the weekend Oozie alerted us about a suspect data loss for the
Webrequest dataset for hour 14 of 2018-12-01. We opened a task to
This means that related datasets will be missing until we have a final
fix/answer, apologies for the delay.
Luca (on behalf of the Analytics team)