We should be using a grid for what people are reading about, instead of using countries. That will give a better representation of large countries vs small countries. It will also better reflect local ethnic groups.
On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 1:53 PM Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > > בתאריך יום א׳, 10 במרץ 2019 ב-23:27 מאת Gerard Meijssen < > gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>: > > > Hoi, > > I have been thinking about it.. There is a place for research but really > > why can we not have the data that allows us to seek out what people are > > actually looking for and do not find.. Why can we not promote what proves > > to be of interest  ? > > > > Actually, there was some work done around it. Here are some examples: > > 1. The Discovery (Search) team in the Foundation researched searches in > Wikimedia sites' search box that yielded zero results. This was done in > 2016 or so, led by Dan Garry as the product manager, and this lead to some > improvements in the functionality of Wikimedia sites' internal search > engine, although I don't remember what they were exactly. > > 2. Google's Project Tiger provided lists of articles for which people often > search in the Google search engine in India, and about which there are no > articles in Wikipedias in languages of India. See > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Supporting_Indian_Language_Wikipedias_Program > > 3. Last year I made a list of articles that people search for in their > language using the interlanguage links search box and cannot find. You can > see a sample here: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Amire80/WEIRD/2018-04-09%E2%80%932018-04-15 > . I plan to make this list nicer-looking and auto-updating some time soon. > > 4. The GapFinder project is another tool that helps people find articles > that are missing in some wikis: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/GapFinder > > 5. This is just an idea, but it's written down, which is a bit better than > nothing: Show the most popular articles by country in the PageViews tool, > rather than just by language. It's documented at > https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T207171 . The rationale for this is that > the most popular English Wikipedia articles in the U.S., Nigeria, India, > the Philippines, and South Africa are significantly different. The English > Wikipedia is the most popular one in all these countries, but whereas it is > sensible that it's popular in the U.S., it's a bit depressing that it's > also the most popular in the other four countries, even though languages > other than English are spoken there. The reason for this situation is, of > course, that there is little content in the Wikipedias in the languages of > these countries, and knowing what the most popular articles are can help > people who write in these languages choose how to write that will be > useful, and will hopefully raise the popularity of Wikipedias in these > languages. The same is true for the most popular Russian Wikipedia articles > in Kyrgyzstan and Moldova, the most popular French Wikipedia articles in > Benin and Mali, etc. This is only an idea, but maybe it will be implemented > some day. > > -- > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי > http://aharoni.wordpress.com > “We're living in pieces, > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>