Article feedback

Article Feedback: New research and next steps

This feedback form engages readers to contribute to Wikipedia How can we engage readers to contribute productively to Wikipedia? Our recent work on Article Feedback v5 (AFT) provides new insights on that question. In this post, we’d like to share what we’ve learned by analyzing feedback and moderation activity —…

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Article feedback v5 starts wider deployment on Wikipedia

I am happy to announce that Wikimedia’s editor engagement team has started a wider deployment of Article Feedback version 5 on the English Wikipedia. This new version of Article Feedback provides a new way for readers to contribute productively on Wikipedia. It engages them to make suggestions about articles they…

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Converting readers into editors: New results from Article Feedback v5

Since December 2011, the Wikimedia Foundation has been testing a new version of the Article Feedback Tool, a feature first introduced on the English Wikipedia in 2010. The goal of version 5 (AFTv5) is to engage Wikipedia readers to become more active contributors, by inviting them to provide feedback on…

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Helping readers improve Wikipedia: First results from Article Feedback v5

Figure 1. One of the feedback forms tested in the AFTv5 experiments (Option 1).   The Wikimedia Foundation, in collaboration with editors of the English Wikipedia, is developing a tool to enable readers to contribute productively to building the encyclopedia. To that end, we started development of a new version of the…

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Getting ready for when the freeze is done

When you look at the “sprint backlog” in mingle (guest, guest), you may notice that even though we have been slowed down because of the slush, the feature freeze because of the imminent MediaWiki release, we are not sitting on our hands. Documentation, testing, code review and outreach is on…

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Expanded Use of Article Feedback Tool

Today on English Wikipedia we rolled out the Article Feedback Tool – previously featured on 3,000 English Wikipedia articles – to a larger set of 100,000 articles. This initial expansion is intended to further assess both the tool’s value and its performance characteristics, with an eye to a full deployment on…

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Article Feedback Pilot: Next Version

On March 14, we launched v2.0 of the Article Feedback Tool.  Version 2.0 is represents a continuation of the work we started last September.  To quickly recap, the tool was originally launched as a part of the Public Policy Initiative.  In November, the feature was added to about 50-60 articles…

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Article feedback pilot goes live

As recently announced on the tech blog and in the Signpost, we’re launching an experimental new tool today to capture article feedback from readers as part of the Public Policy Initiative. We’re also inviting the user community to help determine its future by joining a workgroup tasked with evaluating it.

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Article Feedback Pilot: Edit this Feature!

As recently announced on this blog and in the Signpost, we’re planning to roll out a new experimental tool to capture article feedback from readers, as part of the Public Policy Initiative. It will be an opportunity for the user community to directly participate in the assessment and development of the feature if the test proves successful.

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