Talk:Wikipedia Education Program/Dashboard

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This is a fantastic document! It was actually fun to read, which is sort of unsettling in its own way.

@Abittaker: What are you imagining for this?

Talk to other people in the campaign
Introduce themselves to the group

@Bluerasberry: I've created tasks and CC'd you for most of your points--thank you for all the help with this! Unfortunately, your last point, "disallow humans" challenges the limits of my closed mind and I can't quite make myself comfortable with the idea. You want a workaround for metrics being difficult, which I can empathize with, but I think we'd be better off building something like a new "gather" equivalent, rather than support a degenerate case of editorless programs. This could be a page in the existing app which supports collections of articles, that would be easy to do. I like that an article collection could somehow be built collaboratively, then used in conjunction with a series of events, for example as a "greatest misses" list.

Thanks, Adamw (talk) 08:44, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Adamw Thanks for the feedback on the "disallow humans" proposal. Actually, Amanda provided me a link to something which is similar from a utility standpoint, so perhaps there is no longer a need for that part of my request due to it being fulfilled by another project. Check out Wikipedia Tools for Google Chrome by Thomas Steiner at Google. I am still playing with this, but as I understand - it provides a function that given a list of Wikipedia articles and a range of dates, the tool will generate sums of pageviews, edit counts, and other things. I have not gotten it to work yet but it meets my need for that.
Yes, the "gather" idea could have been developed to do this. If you ever need community comment for similar projects then feel free to message me. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:58, 2 March 2016 (UTC)