I'll be starting to post updates here on our new blog, but if you'd
prefer to be notified via the mailing lists we used to post to, that's OK.
I'll make sure that the highlights and the link to these posts gets pushed
We had a big presence at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 in Vienna. We kicked
off a lot of new language focused collaborations (Greek, Tamil, Bengali)
and we deployed a new Item Quality model for Wikidata.
French and Finnish Wikipedias now have advance edit quality prediction
ORES is available through api.php again via rvprop=orescores and
Wiki labels now has a new stats reporting interface. Check out
We had a major hiccup when failing over to CODFW, but we worked it out and
ORES is very happy again.
See more details on our new blog: "Score all the things"
Principal Research Scientist @ WMF
Head of the Scoring Platform team
I have some wikis which have had some of their content changed
programmatically due to the code in a parser-function being changed.
In the wikis that are MediaWiki 1.27, the links in the what-links-here
didn't update after I ran the refreshLinks maintenance script. The ones
that are 1.28's in the same situation the links updated fine after
running the script... is this a known issue? is there any way I can
update the links in the 1.27's without upgrading the wiki?
Please join me in welcoming Wikimedia's accepted candidates for Google
Summer of Code 2017 and Outreachy Round 14!
Google Summer of Code 2017
Alexander Jones, Texas, United States, Implement Thanks support in
Pywikibot <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161426> - John Mark
Amrit Sreekumar, Kerela, India, Improvements to ProofreadPage Extension
and Wikisource <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161111> - Yann
Feroz Ahmad, New Delhi, India, Add a "hierarchy" type to the Cargo
extension <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161609> - Yaron Koren,
Harjot Singh Bhatia, New Delhi, India, Adding Data storage feature and
upgrading Quiz extension <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T160257> -
Marielle Volz, Sam Reed
Harsh Shah, India, Build a similar to @NYPLEmoji bot for Commons images
- Dereckson, Ariel
Keerthana S, India, Automatic editing suggestions and feedbacks for
articles in Wiki Ed Dashboard <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T160840>
- Sage Ross, Jonathan Morgan
Sejal Khatri, India, Provide enhanced usability for Wikimedia Programs &
Events Dashboard managed by Wiki Education foundation <
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161929> - Sage Ross, Jonathan Morgan
Siddhartha Sarkar, India, Single Image Batch Upload <
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161670> - Basvb
Outreachy Round 14
Ela Opper, Tel Aviv, Israel, "Remind me of this article in X days"
MediaWiki notification <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161823> -
Matthew Flaschen and Moriel Schottlender
Medha Bansal, New Delhi, India, WikiEduDashboard: Allow Programs &
Events Dashboard to make automatic edits on connected wikis <
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161568>- Jonathan Morgan, Sage Ross
Sonali Gupta, Rajasthan, India, Document process for creating new Zotero
translator and getting it live in production <
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161191> - Marielle Volz
We would like to encourage accepted candidates to introduce themselves on
this thread, share with us where they are coming from and give a brief
overview of the project they will be working on.
We’re so proud of the contributions they have made so far to our community,
and we look forward to having a wonderful time working with them over the
summer! Also, a huge shout-out to the project mentors for their enthusiasm
Thank you to Sumit and Anna for coordinating this round along with me!
Technical Collaboration team
I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention the plan for evolving the WMF Architecture Committee. We are clarifying and broadening the scope and mandate of the Committee and renaming it to the Wikimedia Technical Committee (T-Comm for short). We are excited to share the plan with you! We have published the draft charter at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_committee/Charter <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_committee/Charter> and would appreciate your review and feedback over the next couple weeks.
Looking forward to the discussion on the talk page!
Victoria ( on behalf of the Arch Comm membership)
149 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
TL;DR: I wanted to let you know about an upcoming experimental Reddit AMA
("ask me anything") chat we have planned. It will focus on artificial
intelligence on Wikipedia and how we're working to counteract vandalism
while also making life better for newcomers.
We plan to hold this chat on June 1st at 21:00 UTC/14:00 PST in the /r/iAMA
subreddit. I'd love to answer any questions you have about these topics
questions, and I'll send a follow-up email to this thread shortly before
the AMA begins.
For those who don't know who I am, I create artificial intelligences
that support the volunteers who edit Wikipedia. I've been fascinated by
the ways that crowds of volunteers build massive, high quality information
resources like Wikipedia for over ten years.
For more background, I research and then design technologies that make it
easier to spot vandalism in Wikipedia—which helps support the hundreds of
thousands of editors who make productive contributions. I also think a lot
about the dynamics between communities and new users—and ways to make
communities inviting and welcoming to both long-time community members and
newcomers who may not be aware of community norms. For a quick sampling of
my work, check out my most impactful research paper about Wikipedia,
some recent coverage of my work from *Wired*, or check out the master
list of my projects on my WMF staff user page, the documentation for the
technology team I run, or the home page for Wikimedia Research.
This AMA, which I'm doing with with the Foundation's Communications
department, is somewhat of an experiment. The intended audience for this
chat is people who might not currently be a part of our community but have
questions about the way we work—as well as potential research collaborators
who might want to work with our data or tools. Many may be familiar with
Wikipedia but not the work we do as a community behind the scenes.
I'll be talking about the work I'm doing with the ethics of AI and how we
think about artificial intelligence on Wikipedia, and ways we’re working to
counteract vandalism on the world’s largest crowdsourced source of
knowledge—like the ORES extension, which you may have seen highlighting
possibly problematic edits on your watchlist and in RecentChanges.
I’d love for you to join this chat and ask questions. If you do not or
prefer not to use Reddit, we will also be taking questions on ORES'
MediaWiki talk page and posting answers to both threads.
Principal Research Scientist @ WMF
User:EpochFail / User:Halfak (WMF)
The short answer is yes! the Collaboration Team is working now to extend
the new user interface so that it includes all the existing features on the
Recent Changes page, Watchlist and a few related pages—along with some new
tools users are requesting. We’re doing user testing right now of this
extended functionality (which includes things like Namespace filters, Tag
filters, User filters and, possibly, a Category filter).
When we have it all working the way it should, we plan to bring the new UI
and tools to Watchlist. This should happen in the next few months.
However, it is also already possible to add a "On [my] watchlist" filter or
highlight, to the results on the recent changes page.
Further details are in the main documentation at
and pages linked in the side-navbox.
Feedback appreciated at
On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raymond(a)gmail.com>
> I only watched the first video but I can see it is useful addition to
> managing a large number of recent changes. Is there any plan to offer a
> similar service with watchlists?
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> Wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>; Wiki Research-l <wiki-research-l@lists.
> Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Video demos of upcoming changes to edit review
> / RC patrol
> I'd like to highlight two videos (some people may have already seen these)
> that demo upcoming changes to edit review / RC patrol that take advantage
> of ORES. I feel that that the changes look promising, and I hope that RC
> patrollers, Teahouse hosts, newbie adopters, and others will find that the
> changes make their work easier. I also hope for improved retention of
> good-faith contributors.
> 0. A succinct overview by Joe Matazzoni (WMF):
> 1. A more extensive overview, also by Joe, including valuable context,
> from the WMF Metrics Meeting for May 2017:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAGwQdLyFb4 between 15:00 and 28:15.
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> Wiki-research-l mailing list
Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
Community Liaison, WMF
Hi Community Metrics team,
This is your automatic monthly Phabricator statistics mail.
Accounts created in (2017-05): 291
Active Maniphest users (any activity) in (2017-05): 901
Task authors in (2017-05): 512
Users who have closed tasks in (2017-05): 272
Projects which had at least one task moved from one column to another on
their workboard in (2017-05): 281
Tasks created in (2017-05): 2573
Tasks closed in (2017-05): 2095
Open and stalled tasks in total: 34515
Median age in days of open tasks by priority:
Unbreak now: 101
Needs Triage: 278
(How long tasks have been open, not how long they have had that priority)
Active Differential users (any activity) in (2017-05): 27
TODO: Numbers which refer to closed tasks might not be correct, as
described in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T1003 .
Fab Rick Aytor
(via community_metrics.sh on iridium at Thu Jun 1 00:00:24 UTC 2017)