Can you think of a way of consistently identifying a user from page to page, but only in the trace following them landing on the search page, that does not include page parameters?
On 26 August 2015 at 16:30, Max Semenik <maxsem.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > While doing CR for > https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/232896/3/modules/ext.wikimediaEvents.search.js > I came to have serious doubts about this approach. > > In brief, it attempts to track user satisfaction with search results by > measuring how long do people stay on pages. It does that by appending > fromsearch=1 to links for 0.5% of users. However, this results in page views > being uncached and thus increasing HTML load time by a factor of 4-5 and, > consequentially, kicking even short pages' first paint outside of comfort > zone of 1 second - and that's measured from the office, with ping of 2-3 ms > to ulsfo. My concern here is that as a result we're trying to measure the > very metric we're screwing with, resulting in experiment being inaccurate. > > Can we come up with a way of measurement that's less intrusive or alter the > requirements of the experiment? > > -- > Best regards, > Max Semenik ([[User:MaxSem]]) > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-search mailing list > Wikimediaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-search > -- Oliver Keyes Count Logula Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-search mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-search