Editor engagement experiments
The purpose of the Editor engagement experiments (E3) team is to find ways to attract and retain new Wikipedia editors. Rather than spending resources building products on a large scale, we test the effectiveness of our ideas using short term experiments. The team launched on April 16, 2012 and we are hiring several new full-time engineering positions for this team.
- Ori Livneh (Software Developer)
- S Page (Software Developer)
- Matt Flaschen (Superm401) (Software Developer)
- Steven Walling (Associate Product Manager)
- Dario Taraborelli (Senior Research Analyst)
- Kirsten Menger-Anderson (Technical Writer)
For the team's Onboarding new Wikipedians project, we completed quantitative analysis of the latest version of the GettingStarted landing page, and began prototyping a new landing page and navigation system for usability testing prior to further development and launch, which is expected in early May as well.
On the analytics and infrastructure front, the team handed off the product roadmap for the User Metrics API to the Analytics team and colleagues in the Grantmaking and Programs department. Ori Livneh, in support of the data analysis needs on the team, began work supporting a Foundation instance of IPython Notebook.Last but not least, the E3 team held its second Quarterly Review session, and began work planning its next high-level goals for the April–June quarter.
Here's what we've been working on, in rough chronological order:
- Timestamp position modification
- Post-edit feedback
- Account creation user experience
- Confirmation message via Extension:PostEdit
- Onboarding new Wikipedians
- Login redesign (to accompany account creation user experience work)
- Guided tours
- Event logging
- Campaign tracking support
- Usertagging and revtagging