https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59815

Isarra <zhoris...@gmail.com> changed:

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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
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--- Comment #24 from Isarra <zhoris...@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to comment #19)
> If you want to test layout changes, make a separate experiment. I've still yet
> to hear a compelling reason not to do this. Yes, with your approach, you can
> also gather data about how many people opt out of this experiment, but you're
> completely needlessly shooting yourself in the foot, in my opinion.

This is actually quite important. Bunching different changes together into the
same experiment can easily invalidate the usefulness of the results, and is
certainly likely to do so here - because then you have no idea which part was
the part that people actually objected to, or which parts were the ones that
really made things better. You're left with only speculation and a few isolated
specific reports such as this one that are, it seems, easily disregarded.

And to reiterate, just because something was by design does not mean it cannot
be a bug. Designs can easily fail in practice despite all good intentions, and
often do; it is for this that designers can be afraid to try new things. Is
this not exactly what betafeatures was supposed to be for? To serve as a way to
safely sort out which things work and which do not...

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