Thank you. Great work.
On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 3:59 PM, Aaron Halfaker <ahalfaker(a)wikimedia.org>
I just finished submitting two ideas that I'd like
Build and deploy a machine learning model for flagging newcomers who are
editing in good-faith. This has the potential to mitigate some of the
secondary, demotivational effects when good-faith newcomers' work passes
through curation/review processes.
Concerns about the introduction of spam into Wikipedia has lead
Wikipedians towards implementing high speed new article review/curation
processes. The speed at which editors tag articles for deletion via these
processes is great for dealing with spam, but it might also be faster that
good-faith new article creators can build their articles. We could build a
machine learning classifier that is tuned to detect spammy article drafts.
This would allow the new pages queue to be split into a high-speed spammy
article review, and a low-speed article review that allows creators time to
make a better first draft.
I'll submit some more when I can. :)
On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 4:56 PM, Chris "Jethro" Schilling <
I am pleased to announce the launch of the second Inspire Campaign for
IdeaLab. The theme of this campaign is focused on improving tasks
related to content curation & review in our projects:
Reviewing and organizing tasks are fundamental to all WIkimedia projects,
and these efforts maintain and directly improve the quality of our projects
in addition to increasing the visibility of their content. We invite
everyone to participate by sharing your ideas and proposals on how to
enhance these efforts. Constructive feedback and collaboration on ideas is
encouraged - your skills and advice can elevate a project into action. The
campaign runs until 29 March.
All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions,
community organizing and outreach, or something completely new! Grants are
available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects developed during this
campaign that need financial support. Google Hangout sessions are
available in March if you'd like to have a conversation about your ideas.
Join the Inspire Campaign and let’s work together to improve review and
curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and
 You can learn more about the results of the first Inspire Campaign
 <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Events> (Note: If
another time would work better for you, feel free to e-mail me or ping me
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