Topic on Talk:Wikistats 2.0 Design Project/RequestforFeedback/Round1/Site dashboard

Do you feel this screen provides a good overview of Wikimedia projects?

Milimetric (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The numbers are made up, but the choice of metrics is deliberate. If this is not a good overview, what other metrics would you highlight?

Strainu (talkcontribs)

Not really. The "Top Contributors" is a very poor choice for showing on the dashboard. Many users do not want to be present in such lists, but if a way to opt out is offered, the list would become irrelevant. Instead, I would go with "very active editors" or "returning editors" (if those exists).

Also, media uploads is relevant only at wiki level (and even then, mostly for Commons). Mixing free media with protected materials brings little overview on the activity.

Milimetric (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Got it. We could exclude Top Contributors by default and allow the dashboard to be customized for those who want it. And we could replace it with something less competitive that brings attention to the fact that people edit wikipedia. Any ideas on that?

MCruz (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I agree with Strainu on choosing a different word to replace "Top contributors".

Strainu (talkcontribs)

I would like to clarify that my objection was not about the naming. I believe regardless of the name, such a stat cannot be useful in the dashboard. My proposal was to replace it with another statistic.

Erik Zachte (talkcontribs)
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