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

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 19:55:16 UTC 2012

phoebe ayers, 14/10/2012 21:19:
> Also, not to state the obvious, but 'helpful' feedback in and of
> itself doesn't mean the article changed for the better; I've marked
> plenty of feedback 'helpful' without doing anything further about it.
> Is there any data about rate of change of the articles since AFT was
> enabled? (probably pretty hard to measure since articles are
> individually fluid at much different rates, depending on topic, and
> you'd have to control for the baseline likeliness of random bursts of
> editing somehow).

This was the original aim of AFT, to monitor the Public Policy 
initiative effects, so it's definitely possible, but I think they're 
mostly doing research about the tool itself now?


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