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Growth チームニュースレター第20号

Growth チームのニュースレター第20号をお届けします!

Growth チームはウィキメディアのプロジェクト群で新しい寄稿者の定着に役立つよう、ソフトウェアの改良に取り組んでいます。




Improvements will include: improved algorithmic suggestions, guardrails to prevent too many similar links to be added, and clearer encouragement for users to continue making edits. After adding these improvements, we will deploy this task to more Wikipedias.

Add an image is the second structured task built by our team. It was deployed in November 2021 to four pilot Wikipedias. This is a more challenging task for newcomers. However, it adds more value to articles (so far, over 1,000 images have been added). We are currently learning from communities and from the data on what is working well and what needs improvements.

The project page contains links to interactive prototypes. We are very interested to hear your thoughts on this idea as we build and test the early versions. We will soon deploy this task to more Wikipedias as a test.

"Add a link" and "Add an image" now both have a limitation on how many of these tasks newcomers can do per day. It is meant to discourage careless newcomers from making too many problematic edits.

Positive reinforcement

Over the last two years, the Growth team has focused on building suggested edits: easy tasks for newcomers to start with. We have learned with this experience that these tasks help many newcomers to make their first edits.

Now, the team is starting a new project : "positive reinforcement". Its goal is to make newcomers proud of their editing and to make them want to come back for more of them. With the positive reinforcement project, we are considering three kinds of features:

  • Impact stats: give newcomers the ability to see how many people read the articles they edit.
  • Leveling up: encourage newcomers to progress from easier tasks to harder tasks.
  • 個人からの賞賛:メンターその他の編集者から、新規参加者がグッドジョブをした時に「感謝」ボタンを押し、ひと言、メッセージするようお薦めています。

This project is just beginning, and we hope for community thoughts on the direction. We know that things can wrong if we offer the wrong incentives to newcomers, so we want to be careful. Please visit the talk page to help guide the project!


  • 指導者ダッシュボードをすべてのウィキで利用できるようになりました。自分の指導相手が誰か把握し、それぞれの活動状態を追跡できます。指導役名簿を作成済みのウィキでは自動的に有効になりました。その名簿作成に支援が必要な場合は、ご連絡ください
  • The mentor dashboard has a new module: settings. It is now possible for mentors to define their status (active or away). They can specify the volume of questions they want to receive, and they can claim mentees in an easier way. It is also possible for mentors to quit, which will automatically reassign their mentees to other mentors.
  • We are working on an ability for a mentee to opt-out (and back in) to having a mentor.
  • Previously, in the table that displays mentees activity, the filters displayed all mentees, even the ones with zero edits or lots of edits. We have changed this so that only mentees with between 1 and 500 edits are visible by default. Mentors can change this value in their filters.
  • We are currently working on a special page for mentors to sign-up.



以前は、Growth 機能を提供する新規利用者はほとんどのウィキペディアで 80% 止まりでした。これは実験のための措置であり、対照グループを設けるためです。この設定を変えました。現在ではすべてのウィキペディアで新規参加者の 100% に Growth 機能を提供します(いくつかはテストウィキとして以前のまま保留します。) コミュニティの皆さんには、新規参加者を受け入れる解説文書とチュートリアルの改訂をお願いできないでしょうか。ぜひ Growth 機能を追加してください。お役に立つようにヘルプページを使ってありますので、翻訳して皆さんのウィキでご活用ください。


Growth 機能に何かご質問はありませんか? こちらの翻訳対応のよくある質問(FAQ)は Growth チームの業務について一般的な質問への回答をまとめてあります。定期的に更新しています。

インターフェースの翻訳は新規参加者にとって重要です。 ご自分の言語に関して、Growth 機能のインターフェースの翻訳もしくは編集にご協力ください。

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