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

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 13:59:58 UTC 2013

David Gerard, 04/01/2013 14:10:
> On 4 January 2013 13:03, Fred Bauder<fredbaud at fairpoint.net>  wrote:
>> With respect to welcoming and assisting new users on the English
>> Wikipedia where there is a bewildering volume of varied activity by new
>> and experienced users it might be helpful if we had a recent changes
>> options that showed only edit by new editors with less than say 100 edits
>> that could be monitored. Newbie helpers could then welcome, comment,
>> compliment, or otherwise assist the new user. Obviously access to such a
>> recent changes option by those looking for trouble could also be used in
>> ways that would discourage the new user. Perhaps access could be limited
>> to only flagged newbie helpers.
> How would we stop Twinkle/Huggle users from using such a feed as a
> shooting gallery?

[[special:contributions/newbies]] has existed for a while now.
Of course it's just newbies in the very technical sense of 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Newly_registered_user , which by default 
(but not en.wiki) is only a temporary condition almost nobody is in, for 
the sake of throttling vandals.


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