Talk pages project/Glossary

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This page is intended to help us all communicate about talk pages more effectively by making sure we have shared understandings about the words we use in our discussions and documentation throughout the Talk Pages Project.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Partner wikis: the Wikipedias we are partnering with to design and trial early versions of new talk page features. The four partner Wikipedias for this project are: Arabic, Dutch, French and Hungarian.
  • Comments: the noun/object people use the Reply Tool to write and publish.

Project key metrics[edit]

  1. Increase the number of Junior Contributors participating on talk pages
  2. Increase the short-term and long-term retention of Junior Contributors participating on talk pages.
  3. Increase the number of productive contributions to article pages made by Junior Contributors.

Key metric definitions[edit]

  • Junior Contributors: registered users who have made <100 cumulative contributions to a Wikipedia project.
  • Senior Contributors: registered users who have made >500 cumulative contributions to a Wikipedia project.
  • Participating on talk pages: successfully contributed to any of the 16 Wikipedia talk page namespaces that results in a diff that is not reverted
  • Talk pages: for the purposes of calculating our baseline metrics, we will include all 16 Wikipedia talk page namespaces.
  • Short-term retention: the percentage of contributors who make an edit to a talk page within 8 to 14 days of making their first edit to a talk page.
  • Long-term retention: the percentage of contributors who make an edit to a talk page within 15 to 30 days of making their first edit to a talk page.
  • Productive contributions to article pages: edits to Wikipedia articles that are not reverted.
  • Article pages: Namespace 0 or "Main/Article" namespace.
  • Contributions to Wikipedia: any action that results in a diff that is not reverted.
  • Contribution to talk pages: any action in any of the 16 Wikipedia talk page namespaces that results in a diff that is not reverted

For more information about these definitions, see this task where they were originally discussed: T234046