[Wikimedia-l] AFT5: what practical benefits has it had?

Dario Taraborelli dtaraborelli at wikimedia.org
Tue Nov 20 02:04:53 UTC 2012

Hey – apologies for the late response (I've just returned from my annual leave).

The AFT team is currently reviewing a number of options to address the moderation workload issue, which is definitely an important one. So to answer your question: you can safely consider the feature as "experimental", further decisions will be deferred until we've tested/discussed different approaches to moderation.

As far as data is concerned, we're going to publish additional analyses/datasets on feedback volume and moderation activity for the current (10%) sample on top of those already available via the dashboards, they'll be announced on the lists and on meta:R:AFT.


On Nov 10, 2012, at 8:04 AM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:

> MZMcBride wrote:
>> Dario Taraborelli wrote:
>>> A full roll out of AFT5 on the entire English Wikipedia is scheduled for Q4
>>> 2012.
>> Do you have a link to on-wiki consensus for this idea? I was under the
>> impression that the ArticleFeedback tool was developed as an experiment. It
>> needs a discussion and on-wiki consensus before being widely deployed,
>> right? Has that happened?
> I asked these questions in September. As far as I can tell, there was no
> response to them.
> A number of long-time users have concerns about this tool, particularly as
> it is quite often used to libel subjects of articles.
> Before adding to volunteers' workloads (to moderate and respond to these
> comments), I would think it unquestionably requires the consent of the
> volunteers, right?
> Dario?
> MZMcBride

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