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

Kim Bruning kim at bruning.xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 9 00:25:42 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jan 04, 2013 at 01:10:33PM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> 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?

Conspire with the Twinkle/Huggle writers to implement [[poka-yoke]]
(mistake-proofed) UI and workflow changes, so that that course of action
becomes difficult?

	Kim Bruning

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