I added one suggestion re: pages-in-a-category to your work page. Not sure
it was a particularly helpful one, though. Looking through your other
possible metrics, I see ways of gathering most of them via database and/or
API queries, but I don't know of many tools (other than the ones you've
already listed) that provide a GUI interface that allows you to get those
data without writing some queries or scripts yourself.
For queries related to Wikidata, you might try the new Wikidata Query
Service (web interface, manual). And if anyone you're working with
knows any SQL or a scripting language like Python, you can gather most of
your participation metrics (pages edited, etc) via Quarry.
If you need a particular query run on a one-off basis, like "tell me how
many of the users in this list have created an article in this category",
post a request to this list and someone here may be able to run it for you.
If you want to learn how to run queries yourself, I can take an hour to get
you started. If you're able to take some extra time now to learn the ropes
of SQL, it will pay off in the future. We are blessed with a bunch of
awesome research tools, but as you've discovered there will always be
questions that you want to ask, that there isn't a tool for.
Hope that helps,
On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 3:43 AM, john cummings <mrjohncummings(a)gmail.com>
This is my first time posing on this list, I'm sorry if it is perhaps a
little off topic. I'm currently Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO and plan
to run an online collaboration, a little bit like a short term Wikiproject
with two main goals:
- Help organise reuse of UNESCO content on Wikimedia projects (UNESCO
has released content under an open license and will do more shortly).
- Help improve content on Wikimedia of the subjects of UNESCO
programmes e.g the World Heritage Sites.
I have been planning ways that I can use tools to:
- Organise work for contributors across all languages
- Provide contributors feedback on their contributions (e.g page views
for all contributions combined)
- Measure success of the project.
I've been doing this on wiki here
In short I'm finding it very hard to find the tools needed, I have found
less than a third of what I think would be helpful but found others that
may be tangentially useful which I've added in.
Any help would be appreciate, please feel free to comment here, on the
talk page or just add tools to the fields
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Jonathan T. Morgan
Senior Design Researcher
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