[Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: "Big data" benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Fri Jan 4 13:50:10 UTC 2013

> On 4 January 2013 13:39, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:
>> I'm afraid the shooting gallery is already coded into Twinkle/Huggle.
>> It
>> is the use of that coding that is at issue. It could be used to
>> encourage, reward and advise as well as to enforce.
> This is currently implemented by templating, which is how human
> editors can fail the Turing test.
> Unfortunately, just banning Twinkle/Huggle/similar
> first-person-shooter games is unlikely to fly.
> - d.
Such applications are useful, even vital. The problem is sorting out
good-faith new users for attention. Perhaps they could flag themselves as
a "new user needing help getting started".


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