Talk:Reading/Web/Projects/Related pages/Moving to stable

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Feature parity[edit]

I don't understand what you think makes this feature worth developing just for the mobile site; it would be worth explaining this in detail. An overall goal should be to remove all the custom code from the mobile sites, to ensure maintanability and feature parity; anything that goes against this goal needs a very good rationale.

Comparing the clickthrough rate in desktop and mobile is not useful unless you normalise the numbers by the exposure that the links received. "Pageviews" is a very misleading denominator. Relative to the screen size, the "related pages" area is way bigger in mobile, isn't it? Nemo 19:32, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

I strongly agree that a "mobile-only feature" typically should not exist. There are exceptions, of course, but I do not see this as being one.
How are related pages chosen? Can users manually specify related pages on a per-article basis? I consider this functionality a blocker to any widespread deployment. --MZMcBride (talk) 20:45, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Reading/Web/Projects/Related pages answers the manual selection questions, though it sounds like some people don't like this functionality. I get RelatedArticles and PageImages confused/conflated sometimes. The latter does not yet have a parser function. --MZMcBride (talk) 20:48, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Hey folks, looks like we have two concerns here Nemo, one is the fact of having mobile only feature and the fact that measuring criteria against each other is uneven on both platforms (right?). Since beta features on desktop are still not available for no-logged in users, would it be more accurate to expose the feature on desktop, for non-logged in users, like what happens on mobile, and we re-track the numbers? We would choose to expose to a small percentage of course.
MZMcBride, how are articles chosen, is elaborated on the documentation of the feature. On the issue of manually selecting, do you mean, as an editor, being able to override article selection? For all articles or just one? Thank you. Melamrawy (WMF) (talk)