CentralNotice/Request/Arabic topic container design

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Arabic topic container design[edit]

Central Notice Settings

What is the campaign duration?
  • 21 March 2022 → 28 March 2022 (it might be possible to shorten this)
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Arabic Wikipedia
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Arabic (only)
Do you wish to show banners to Logged In users, Anonymous Users or Both? Do you want to target users with a specific number of edits or average monthly?
  • Logged-in users, preferably people who make an average of >1 edit/month. Desktop users only, if that's possible.

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Worldwide

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin
  • Reaching 25% of qualifying editors should be plenty.

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - The next step in the mw:Talk pages project is to make it easier for editors to use talk pages by providing discussion-specific information (e.g., how many editors participated in a discussion) and by making talk pages not look like articles (in the hope that newcomers will figure out what the pages are for). We need to get non-English speakers to look at some ideas and tell us what's wrong with them. This is the first of several similar requests we are planning.

Metrics - the number of people who submit feedback about the prototype (hoping for 20!)

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - File:Wikimedia talk page empty state graphic.svg plus the following Arabic text (see phab:T301594):

نحتاج إلى رأيك! ساعدنا في تحسين صفحات النقاش من خلال مشاركة الملاحظات حول تصميم جديد لعناوين الأقسام.

(Translation: We need your opinion! Help us improve talk pages by sharing feedback about a new design for section headings.)

Landing Page - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk_pages_project/Usability/Prototype/Topic_Containers/ar?uselang=ar for the first banner; later changed to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk_pages_project/Usability/Prototype/ar?uselang=ar

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant - none

Link to grant - none


User:PPelberg (WMF) and I have just started talking about the specific requirements, but I wanted to get this on wiki without any further delay. Since we want to get on-wiki responses, it might make sense to limit this banner to slightly more experienced editors (e.g., with 10+ monthly edits?). This should run at some normal, sensible rate.

User:Dyolf77 (WMF), this shouldn't require anything to be posted to arwiki, except perhaps one brief announcement on 28 February or 1 March to say that it's happening/give the link for anyone who missed the banner. I hope you will have time to help with translating the target page into Arabic.

It's possible that this will be delayed, but I think I can safely promise that it won't happen any sooner than this. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:59, 10 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Campaign was set and completed. -- Ата (talk) 09:52, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]