Grants talk:IEG/Wiki Image Ballot (WIB)

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Eligibility confirmed, round 2 2013[edit]

This Individual Engagement Grant proposal is under review!

We've confirmed your proposal is eligible for round 2 review. Please feel free to ask questions here on the talk page and make changes to your proposal as discussions continue during this community comments period.

The committee's formal review for round 2 begins on 23 October 2013, and grants will be announced in December. See the schedule for more details.

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Thanks for submitting this proposal! Siko (WMF) (talk) 05:52, 4 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Voting in general[edit]

Hi Rillke and others,

How easily would this proposed software scale to voting in general?

Currently people often have to click 'Edit' next to a support, oppose, or neutral section. They are long. Scrolling them to locate the link, or scrolling a textbox to leave a reply at the last line of a section, is manual work.

I recall a script used at Stewards election for this purpose. What script? Maybe this task I'm asking about is done already? I would be interested in details in this area.

Gryllida 21:10, 7 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

This was User:Hoo man/stewardVote.js, I think. It is a lot simpler and smaller and mainly targeted to the kind of votes you refer to: Only one candidate on each page, consequently no need for a sophisticated vote counter when it comes to tallying the votes, only supports a majority vote. There is no need for dynamic image resizing, randomization, voting through a gallery of images...
On the other hand, there are image votes with more, often hundreds to thousands of candidates. We had logo elections where I was asked to provide a script: In the Wikivoyage logo election, I did; for the Wikidata-logo-election I was also asked but for some reasons (I guess I asked too many questions instead of just asking for the specs to be written down and started with the preparations at Meta).
WIB is intended to be developed for exactly these kind of votes and commons:MediaWiki:EnhancedPOTY.js is already partially able (have a look at the presentation) to do but is not nicely documented nor packaged which always requires my assistance when it comes to installing it. -- Rillke (talk) 09:44, 8 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Community notification[edit]

I understand that's not filled in. Gryllida 21:10, 7 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, can you explain this more clearly? Is this what you are referring to in the e-Mail you sent me today? -- Rillke (talk) 10:32, 13 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
To this section. Gryllida 18:29, 13 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
See my comment on your other proposal - we like to see a link to somewhere that you've notified people about this proposal (it may also help draw in feedback, endorsements, etc that will be useful for everyone involved). This step is mostly here to help us make sure that we're not funding something that the community being impacted will be totally surprised by (and potentially unhappy about - not likely to happen here, but still). If you could do this, it would really help! Cheers, Siko (WMF) (talk) 00:05, 19 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Rillke,

I've got the same scope question for this project as I made on your other one. I'm sure you are a superhero coder, but this seems like it could be a big project that does ultimately cut into a lot of your "spare-time quota" (and potentially also your work-time quota). As such, I'd be most comfortable knowing you might use the full 6 months to complete this IEG (that doesn't mean you're writing code every day for 6 months, but it does give you time to also complete reports, coordinate with users/testers, etc). I'd also like to know that you've requested enough funding to ensure you've got time to do a great job finishing everything you'd be trying to accomplish here...200 EUR may be enough, but I want you to know that if it isn't really enough then you should feel comfortable making a budget adjustment. Best, Siko (WMF) (talk) 00:05, 19 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Good points. If I am going to re-propose, I will consider them. Thank you. -- Rillke (talk) 18:45, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

New sections added[edit]

I added a few new/updated sections to your page today, to make it fit the 2014 proposal template (in case you're planning to submit this one in the current round). Hope it helps! Siko (WMF) (talk) 22:45, 18 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hey Siko, thank you! I won't be able to put a lot efforts into this proposal as being busy writing application letters and related stuff but I'll notify some people to share their thoughts on it :-) -- Rillke (talk) 06:06, 19 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]