>>Would love to see the data - particular sitenotices to spikes in
Gah! we haven't done a systematic recording as we werent prepared for it (we
werent sure how this thing would turn out). If you would accept
"eyewitness/anecdotal impressions", the following happened: (Take with many
pinches of salt and heavy skepticism)
1) The first "if you see an error, correct it" anon notice sort of doubled
anon edits. It is a small base number, so i dont think we can infer anything
statistically from this - every day about 10-15 anon edits used to happen in
Ta wiki (out of a total 600 manual non-bot edits). It increased to around
30-40 a day when this notice was up.
2) The "this guy edits X, you can edit too" campaign has increased the
"number of editors who have made 1 edit in the past 30 days" from 200-210
3) The nominate your article for DYK has gained five new DYK contributors
with nearly 50 new dyk nominations in three weeks. (Earlier it was a ghost
town, with only two-three of us involved in DYK maintenance).
4) Again by my impression we are suddenly seeing new persistent contributors
- not driveby's - people who stick around beyond the first experiments and
who actually ask questions and try more and more new things. If i were to
hazard a guess, we have gained about 5 new contributors in the past month
alone who have done more than 100 edits.
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org>wrote:
> You know, this is pretty awesome. It's an idea I hadn't even thought
> of till I read it here.
> Would love to see the data - particular sitenotices to spikes in
> Thank you.
> On 12 September 2011 16:38, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>
> > Hello all,
> > Untill July, Site notice in Tamil Wikpedia used to give only prominent
> > to Fonts / typing tutorial / Village pump. Occasionally when
> > meet-ups/workshops happen, we would announce them. We thought to put this
> > system into good use and we are already seeing positive results.
> > Starting July we introduced "Please correct errors, you too can edit".
> > was a significant jump in anonymous edits in the weeks that followed.
> > discussions, we planned to showcase faces of Tamil Wikipedia.
> > The idea was to put a notice featuring a picture, brief profile on
> > topics and suggesting one to start creating articles. The short
> > showcased the diversity of editors across region / age /
> > faces of Tamil Wikipedians into sitenotice was not a big effort since we
> > already had profiles of people featured on main page. We just needed to
> > summarize them into a couple of lines. We have got atleast 10-15 new
> > contributors (> 50 edits and continuing) through this exercise. One
> > who came in after this drive is editing prolificly and already has 2000
> > edits now in ~ 2 months and is now being featured on the main page :) We
> > more new users signing up as registered users. We roll over 4-5 banners
> > a parser code during each campaign, so that people dont get the same
> > all the time.
> > Now we have separate notices for logged in / anonymous users. While
> > anonymous users get "Contribute" campaign with faces of tamil wiki with
> > Anonnotice, logged in users get messages about policies / help pages /
> > talk pages / DYK etc with help of Sitenotice. DYK nominations has seem
> > jump off late with 100+ entries coming in from contributors who didnt
> > about it after the notice. We plan to introduce policies of Wikipedia
> > through these notices, so editors who come in are aware of them. At
> > we lack extensive help pages, and plan to expand them as part of this
> > exercise which will also improve help pages coverage in parallel.
> > There was a posting related to same on the list way back in Nov / Dec
> > regarding Contribute Indic campaign central notices by Salmaan, We
> > these localized notices too work well and might be a good idea for other
> > Indic wiki's to try it out.
> >  http://defn.me/r/ta/2gav
> >  http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediawiki:Sitenotice
> >  http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediawiki:Anonnotice
> >  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2010/Contribute_Indic
> > --
> > Regards
> > Srikanth.L
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