Hi Sydney,

Thanks for that link. I think that for now I would suggest avoiding making
the training mandatory because we won't know how successful it is until
after we've used it for awhile. After the training has been tested and
refined based on feedback, and if the consensus is that the training is
helpful, then at that point we could consider making this a required annual
training.

I could foresee is that, on wikis that have arbitration committees or other
systematic ways of dealing with administrators who mess up, the ArbComs
and/or the community could say that those administrators who have
demonstrated weakness in areas that are addressed by the training will be
required to take or re-take the training as a condition of keeping their
admin permissions.

My hope is that the training will be of such good quality, and so
interesting and useful to administrators, that many administrators will
*want* to take the training or at least be curious enough to try it. Big
carrot, small stick. We can escalate from there if the training develops a
track record of success.

I would think of success as being measured in two ways: administrators'
feedback about the training shows a consensus that they found it helpful,
and communities report higher levels of satisfaction with their
administrators as shown in the difference between surveys that are done
before on multiple wikis (1) before the training starts and (2) after 6 or
12 months of the training being rolled out.

Comments welcome, including suggestions about how to measure the success of
the training.

Pine

On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 7:58 PM, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight suggested Annual Training during the
> Harassment Consultation, 2015.
>
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Harassment_consultation_2015/Ideas/Annual_training
>
> If you've not seen it, it is worth your time to read the talk page
> discussion.
>
> Sydney
>
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>
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 9:17 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I have created
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Training_for_administrators
>> and would welcome feedback there.
>>
>> On the subject of block evasion, I have some ideas but would defer to our
>> experienced CheckUsers.
>>
>> Pine
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