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On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Philippe is on vacation, so I'm forwarding this to Rachel.
He pops in every once in a while during his break but while he is away
Maggie and I are splitting his work up (and this is, for better or worse,
well before Rachel's time).
On Apr 22, 2015 11:59 PM, "Pete Forsyth"
Philippe, can you address what you were talking
about here last fall --
the draft feature, and the way it directed new
contributors toward the
Articles for Creation process, the thing you alluded to, that WMF did in
response to ACTRIAL?
If so -- has there been any study of whether its intended outcomes panned
out? If not -- could you outline what you meant by "[WMF] proposed and
built a set of tools to directly address that problem without
the core value of openness"?
I do not believe he was talking about the Draft feature, which came later.
I think he was referring to the Page Curation
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Page_Curation> tool which I know for a fact
was created in direct response to ACTRIAL because one of the big complaints
was the difficulty with patrolling new pages. While I wasn't directly
involved it was one of the first software products I remember (either as a
community member or staff member) the Foundation trying to engage closely
with the community throughout it's development to create something that
would work well. I also think it was the first product with a Community
Liaison (who, incidentally, had been the most active page patroller for
multiple years before as a community member).