Thank you, Bala.  I concur with your thoughts.  The questions that you have
raised must be addressed, if the IEP program wishes to retain any
objectivity in the learning process.

anirudh

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Bala Jeyaraman <sodabot...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Ram,
>
> The points i raised need to be asked and they are missing and i am raising
> them. This isnt about negative/positive tone. Any project that causes a
> three month long clean up effort involving hundreds of regular editors
> needs to document how much time and effort it is costing and what is its
> impact on the regular functioning of the project. Without that there is no
> real learning, especially when the program execs are seeking to repeat it.
>
> -
> Bala
>
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Ram Shankar Yadav <
> ramshankarya...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear Bala,
>> I'm  glad that you came up with few more questions but most of them are
>> in negative tone.
>> We would love to have few questions from you pointing on few of the good
>> things as well.
>>
>> Please don't mind, it's not personal.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ram
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Bala Jeyaraman <sodabot...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Somethings vital that are missing:
>>>
>>> 1) How many regular editors were required to clean up the articles. How
>>> many reverts/cleanup edits were required to clean up after the IEP students.
>>> 2) How many admin actions/interventions were required - warnings,
>>> blocks, mergers, deletions, AFDs
>>> 3) How many regular volunteer hours were spent on this project.
>>> 4) How much did the new page patrollers (NPP) backlog increase because
>>> of IEP
>>> 5) How much did the copyright cleanup investigations (CCI) backlog
>>> increase because of IEP
>>> 6) How long is it going to take to clean everything up. What do the
>>> NPP/CCI project members feel about the extra workload.
>>> 7) What was the impact on the existing en wiki community. How their
>>> attitude towards such a program has been damaged.
>>>
>>> A supplimentary question:
>>> Are kudpung, moonriddengirl, fluffernutter, Voceditenore, spacemanspiff
>>> et al being interviewed?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM, sankarshan <foss.mailingli...@gmail.com
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Nitika <ntan...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > We want to collate data points to be able to analyze and draw out
>>>> trends.
>>>> > Here is an example of data that we're trying to dig out (and this is
>>>> just a
>>>> > sub-set of a preliminary list)
>>>>
>>>> Sharing the entire list of data points would be a nice thing to have.
>>>> If it is possible.
>>>>
>>>> > What's the amount of data that students have added to Wikipedia?
>>>> What's the
>>>> > amount of data that got reverted? What's the net amount of
>>>> information that
>>>> > the students have added on Wikipedia?
>>>>
>>>> The above should lend themselves to instrumentation and should be
>>>> somewhat trivially available.
>>>>
>>>> > How many students edited articles outside of their in-class
>>>> assignments?
>>>>
>>>> This is an interesting and non-trivial question. Which prompts me to
>>>> ask - why would you want to track this ?
>>>>
>>>> > How many student's got warnings on their talk pages? How many students
>>>> > corrected their errors after these warnings?
>>>> > How many students got blocked? / How many students got blocked more
>>>> than
>>>> > once?
>>>>
>>>> Again, the above should be easily instrumented. At least, the initial
>>>> nature of the questions look that way.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> sankarshan mukhopadhyay
>>>> <http://sankarshan.randomink.org/blog>
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