At long last, I'm happy to say that we just released an updated version of Article
Feedback (AFT5) on the English Wikipedia today!
Article Feedback v5 now includes many new features to surface useful feedback and reduce
the editor workload:
• Better feedback filters
• Simpler moderation tools
• Separate reader tools
• Discuss on talk page
This new version of AFT5 is now available on an opt-in basis to editors who would like to
get reader feedback for articles they watch on the English Wikipedia. To enable feedback
on article you are working on, simply add the 'Article_Feedback_5' category on
Read more about this release on the AFT5 talk page:
You can test the new tool here on the Central feedback page:
For tips on how to test this release, visit this testing page:
For more details on how the tool works, check out this FAQ:
Besides these new features, we completely overhauled the back-end and database for this
tool, so that it can scale up to support millions of comments per month for all the wiki
projects who want to use it. This work will be invaluable for new projects like Flow,
which can now use the same infrastructure for messaging and related purposes.
We are now wrapping up new development for this project, and will collect community
responses for the next few months before building any more features -- based on upcoming
votes on the French and German Wikipedias later this year.
Over time, we hope this engagement tool can help more users contribute on Wikipedia, as
well as invite editors to improve articles based on reader feedback.
Many thanks to Matthias, Oliver, Pau, Benny, Kaldari, Luke, Chris, Dario, Aaron, Philippe,
Denis, Asher, Roan, Howie, Terry, Erik -- as well as community volunteers such as
Dougweller, Mike Cline, Risker, TheHelpfulOne, TomMorris, Utar, WhatamIdoing, Trizek,
se4598, TMg and everyone else who pitched in to provide this helpful service to our
Fabrice and the E2 Team
Product Manager, Editor Engagement