Thanks for the analysis. We now know where we need to improve (i.e. develop
older stubs). Thanks to Jyotis for pulling out the data. It'll be great if we
could measure other quality indicators like number/percentage of articles with
citations, average number of citations per article, etc. also.
"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
> From: Ramesh N G <rames...@gmail.com>
>To: Wikimedia India Community list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Cc: Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>
>Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:23 PM
>Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Status of Indian language wikipedias in
>2012 and priorities, Telugu WP report
>There is a much better report is here and here by Shiju.
>On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunar...@gmail.com>
>>2013/1/23 Vickram Crishna <vvcris...@radiophony.com>
>>On Jan 23, 2013 11:58 AM, "Arjuna Rao Chavala" <arjunar...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>Rather than just the views, we need to look at the value felt by the viewers
>>>(may be by an annual survey) as a measure of the impact of Wikipedia's
>>That is a very challenging thought, Arjuna. Online surveys are potentially
>>quite weak, as evidenced by the Facebook voting process (for policy changes,
>>not the Facebook 'like' feature, whose purpose itself is full of questions).
>>>A possibility may be a continuous rating system, with radio buttons on each
>>>page, visible to logged in users (?), or actionable only by logged in users,
>>>rather than an optionable survey on some other page. I see difficulties with
>>>this as well, mind you, but throw it out as a suggestion.
>>>On the plus side, adding such user-involving features may be a way to bring
>>>in more 'mature' community involvement in knowledge creation and
>>>dissemination. I am often struck by the manner in which some relatively
>>>half-baked 'improvement' gets to be quite popular while worthwhile
>>>technology lies unused. 'The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in
>>>ourselves, that we are underlings', said the poet, but I hope we are part of
>>>the solution, not content to remain the problem.
>>Article feedback tool currently in beta could be the impact metric that may
>>be suitable for this purpose.
>>Somewhere in the future, I see some kind of 'sharing' as a possibility,
>>whereby individuals who have common interests can actively and dynamically
>>connect through wikipedia pages. That might throw up an interesting metric as
>>I understand that part of the plans for Wikipedia is to make it more social.
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