Topic on Talk:Growth/Personalized first day/Newcomer tasks/Experiment analysis, November 2020

Zindor (talkcontribs)

Re "26.7% more likely to make a first unreverted article edit", i'm interested how much time elapsed before the edit was considered to be unreverted? Also, at this stage were mentors assigned to the new users?

Thanks, ~~~~

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello Zindor, and thank you for your questions.

We have a 48-hour window from the edit being made until it’s labelled as “unreverted”.

Mentors are assigned to new users immediatly when they create an account. However, it is not yet the case at English Wikipedia, as we are still short of mentor to cover every account.

We assign a newcomer to every account, as don't know what each newcomer needs. Based on this research, some new users need a confirmation of their right to edit before making their first edit. Some other editors may like to have more information about editing before starting editing. As a consequence, we provide a mentor to each new account. It is then up to the newcomer to contact their mentor.

Hope this helps!

Zindor (talkcontribs)

Thank you for your detailed reply, Trizek. As a mentor on en-wiki i'm enjoying using the software and it appears well thought out. While a full roll-out would be great, if it remains the case that only some new users get assigned a mentor that's still a big positive.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thank you Zindor. Our goal is to give a mentor to everyone, so that newcomers will have an equal opportunity to be helped.

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