On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM, Fabrice Florin <fflorin(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
When the dust settles, I would recommend that you
consider a notification
inviting new users to take tours like these.
I wish I had had a tool like this when I was just getting started, and
would have welcomed a notification a week or two after I registered to
invite me to check it out.
I personally would be have enjoyed a few extra steps showing me other
editing features on a page, besides the two you have in this tour.
Another approach is to have a dashboard on the new user's user page:
"You've made 8 edits, nice job! You've taken these three tours, but there
are 2 others. If you've got questions, see the Teahouse. Have you
considered joining a WikiProject?" etc. This information could appear if
and when the user re-visits Special:GettingStarted, but that's another page
to remember and find.
Notifications are great, but trying to manage a rich onboarding experience
through transient notices is going to be difficult for WMF and the new user.
=S Page Features engineer