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

Sage Ross ragesoss+wikipedia at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 18:32:41 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Peter Coombe <thewub.wiki at googlemail.com> wrote:

> See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Adventure
> which is a project very much along these lines. I'm not sure what the
> current status of that is, but it definitely seems like a good
> approach for at least some groups of newbies.

There is some neat tech that the E3 team has plans to use, which would
also be a good framework for this kind of interactive training:

On a less interactive level, we've also got some trainings tailored to
different groups of people:

We've never really tried systematically pointing newbies to a
structured orientation (as opposed to giving them 10 or 20 links to
explore without guidance).


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