I added a new graph with daily registration counts by
campaign on enwiki (currently only displaying "anoneditwarning" and
I'll create one for the top 10 wikis next.
On Jun 25, 2013, at 11:08 PM, Steven Walling <swalling(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Another quick update: I've gone ahead and
added the "anoneditwarning" campaign to the other nine-largest Wikipedias (de,
pl, fr, es, pt, zh, ja, it, and ru). Should be interesting to see if we get the same ~10%
of accounts coming from this notice.
On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Steven Walling <swalling(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Last week the Editor Engagement Experiments team deployed a new extension to all wikis,
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. :)
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