On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM, Fabrice Florin <fflorin@wikimedia.org> 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