Another way to approach the number would be; currently 80% of our projects
are failing. Improved usability may mean that this number goes down to 60%
maybe even 40%. This would be a big improvement. I am not in favour of
creating 100% success by excluding others until it is necessary and until
out options to improve their chances of success. Given the aims of the WMF,
projects that are currently failing are still projects where the WMF intends
to do well. As the costs of the failing projects is negligible there is no
real reason to remove them.
2008/12/2 Lars Aronsson <lars(a)aronsson.se>
Gerard Meijssen wrote:
When 80% are considered to be a failure,
We might have failures, but "80% of projects" is not a useful
metric. As we define new projects, such as the Swahili Wikinews,
Swahili Wikiversity and Swahili Wikispecies, there is no end to
the number of failures we might have. We can easily reach 98%
failures. So we cannot use the improvement of this metric as our
To further illustrate this, by closing down the failing 80% of WMF
projects, the remaining projects would be 100% successful.
So please use statistics and metrics that make sense.
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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