Simple to create with some screenshots and text strings. Simple to
follow as a potential contributor.
As opposed to http://www.whatcanidoformozilla.org/ , OSM Task Manager is
sequential with a single track.
I'm not sure how exactly this could inspire Guided Tours, or whether it
would make sense as a completely separate site. It might work for
onboarding contributors on certain first time tasks.
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
Phoebe and SJ pointed out this very cool tool now on Wikivoyage:
Phoebe rightly suggests below that it could be a good model to build on for community 'to-do' lists and related collaboration tools.
Anyone know more about it -- how it came about, who created it?
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> From: "Phoebe Ayers (Twitter)" <notify(a)twitter.com>
> Subject: Phoebe Ayers (@brassratgirl) mentioned you on Twitter!
> Date: November 21, 2013 8:22:43 AM PST
> To: Fabrice Florin
> Fabrice Florin,
> You were mentioned in a Tweet!
> Phoebe Ayers
> attn @StevenWalling, @metasj, et al: have you seen this? Just a table, but pretty neat. en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Wikivoyag… - 19 Nov
> More Tweets
> Phoebe Ayers
> @metasj @fabriceflorin it would be cool if it was an extension, though, that every wiki could fill in their own local parameters for.- 21 Nov
> Phoebe Ayers
> @metasj @fabriceflorin It could be the "to-do" extension :)
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> From: Adam Wight <awight(a)wikimedia.org>
> Subject: Rough draft of Workflow design
> Date: September 10, 2013 5:11:56 PM PDT
> To: Maryana Pinchuk <mpinchuk(a)wikimedia.org>, fr-tech <fr-tech(a)wikimedia.org>, Terry Chay <tchay(a)wikimedia.org>
> I've outlined some thoughts about how to design a workflow engine, at
> My main concern is that we produce something that is appropriate for general on-wiki use, and for Fundraising's internal needs.
> Please review,
Last week the Editor Engagement Experiments team deployed a new extension
to all wikis, Extension:Campaigns (
The campaigns extension does one thing: if you add "campaign=example" to a
link pointing at the account creation form, it logs the campaign name at
the time of signup.
This capability has been around a long time in some form or another, but we
disabled it so we could get to work on our redesign of account creation and
login. Now that's it's finished, we wanted to make it available again.
There's more in the documentation I linked to above, but the general point
is that this gives us a low cost, minimally invasive way to figure out how
many people are coming to sign up via a particular avenue.
Among our first test cases, my team would really like to know if
significant numbers of people are signing up via the links English
Wikipedia puts in system messages directed at those viewing semi-protected
pages and anonymous editors. I've put up a proposal about this on-wiki at
If you have any questions about how campaigns work and how they might be
applied elsewhere, please speak up. :)
I know there are some Wikimedia DE people on this list as well as some
active German Wikipedians, so I thought I would ask...
If you look at the signup form in German (
you'll notice that the link to the username policy is very long.
This message, which you can view at
customized locally by a German admin.
I'd recommend that this message be shortened so that it doesn't overflow in
to the next line like that. The message is designed to be on the right hand
side of the label "Benutzername", and is meant to not be an entire sentence
like that. Even something as short as "Help" could work I think.
If anyone has recommendations for the easiest way to correct this, I'd
appreciate your advice very much.
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A short post-mortem of the problem with missing notification data.
tl;dr: the drop is not a real one and is being fixed.
As some of you noticed, we had a sudden drop in Echo notification counts across all wikis for some categories of events as of November 7 .
The drop was only in the EventLogging data, not in the actual delivery of notifications on site or by mail.
Here’s what happened:
* a change was made to Echo’s instrumentation to log the revid associated with a notification 
* when the change got merged, the schema ID was not updated in the config file
* as a result, events started getting validated against a stale schema, which caused most types of notifications (anything except for page-linked and welcome) to fail validation
These are the next steps we’re considering
* Benny wrote a patch to bump the schema id  it hasn’t been pushed to production yet, but when it does we will have valid data in the MySQL log DB again (in a table called Echo_6081131)
* We have a copy of the raw events stored as JSON on stat1, we may want to restore this data and import it into the DB
* After the new log is in production, we will update the scripts generating the data dumps to query a union of tables (across multiple schema IDs). This is one of the potential limitations of using SQL as a store from which to extract EventLogging data to generate dashboards.
* We will need to figure out whether passing additional fields that are not required and not specified in a schema should invalidate an event or we should relax the validation criteria.
On Nov 21, 2013, at 2:51 PM, Dario Taraborelli <dtaraborelli(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> yep, the majority of events are failing to validate against Schema:Echo since Nov 7. I’ll send a summary of our findings in a moment.
> On Nov 21, 2013, at 2:00 PM, Ori Livneh <ori(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> On Nov 21, 2013, at 12:50 PM, Steven Walling <swalling(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Jan Ainali <jan.ainali(a)wikimedia.se>
>>>> What happened with the Notifications statistiscs on Swedish WP on Nov 8?
>>>> No thanks, mentions, talk, reverts or review notfications since then, only
>>>> link and system.
>>> This problem is not unique to svwiki, you can see it also in de, it, etc.
>>> Dario will know more I think?
>>> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Dario Taraborelli <dtaraborelli(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> good catch, I’ll look into this
>> ERROR:root:Unable to decode: 159611 EventLogging
>> ValidationError: Additional properties are not allowed (u'revisionId'
>> was unexpected)
>> (XXX = redacted)
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Here's a quick update on today's notifications release on the English Wikipedia.
The main features this week are new links to diff pages, which were requested by a number of power users for talkpage messages (1), as well as for mentions and thanks notifications.
These diff links now appear both on the notifications flyout, near the timestamp ('View changes') -- as well as in the plain text emails.
We are now working on a couple more features in coming weeks:
* HTML Email notifications (2)
* Improved Notification Structure (3)
* More Metrics Dashboards (4)
Once these final features are done, we plan to start deploying Notifications on more wiki projects, starting with Meta and a couple non-English Wikipedias. In the fall, we hope to take on more features, as time and resources allow. For more information about our next steps for this project, check our 2013 plan for the E2 team (5).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ryan Kaldari for all his fine work on Notifications: he has now joined the Mobile team, where I am sure he will continue to amaze us with cool new features. Many thanks as well to Benny Situ, who will be leading our development work on Notifications going forward, and is the man to talk to about engineering questions for this project.
Please let us know if you have any questions about notifications. Enjoy the new features!
Fabrice, on behalf of the E2 team
(1) Bugzilla Diff Links - Bug #48183:
(2) HTML Email Spec:
(3) Improved Notification Structure:
(4) Notifications Metrics Dashboards:
(5) Editor Engagement Features Plan: