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

Oliver Keyes okeyes at wikimedia.org
Sun Oct 14 11:33:50 UTC 2012

Thank you for enabling it again. I had read about the blind tests in <
before but I see some major changes in the graphs, which are a bit hard to

> 1) In "Daily moderation actions (percentage)" there's a huge spike of
> helpful/unhelpful after C (July), did those flags even exist before? Or did
> helpfulness increase after wider usage according to the finding «the
> average page receives higher quality feedback than pages picked for their
> popularity/controversial topic»? (There's no change between 5 and 10 %
> though.)
*They did; the spike is most probably caused by a deployment from 0.6
percent of articles to 5 percent of articles, with a resulting "ooh, shiny!
Lets take a look" reaction.

2) "Unique daily articles with feedback moderated" shows a spike and then a
> stabilization, but I don't know what the graphs actually is about. For
> instance, can feedback be moderated per article ("feedback semi/full
> protection" or so) or only per item, etc. Do you know if moderation happens
> on the same articles and if stricter moderation increases helpfulness of
> feedback also on non-moderated articles?

*So, I *believe* it means "the number of distinct articles which have had
feedback moderated that day", regardless of whether people use the
article-specific page or the centralised page, but I'm not sure - some
clarification from Dario would be awesome :). Ditto your other questions,
particularly on the distribution of articles.

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Oliver Keyes
Community Liaison, Product Development
Wikimedia Foundation

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