Meta:Training/Wiki Metrics/Using Wiki Metrics/Adding Custom Cohorts

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Adding Custom Cohorts

Collecting Usernames and consent

  • Secondary Records (Public Listings)
  • Primary Collection - For primary (first-hand) collection of usernames it is important you requesting usernames through active consent
    • Legalese – Three versions of the opt-in language – Long form, Medium Form, and Short Form.
    • Opt-in required – Usernames suffice
    • Opt-out later – Will be made available at a later date, but soon



Creating CSV file

  • A CSV file is simply a Comma Separated Value file that can be made as a text or spreadsheet file and saved in the CSV format

Wiki Metrics accepts Username or UserId and project code specifications:

Username, project

Frank Schulenburg, meta
SarahStierch, meta
JAnstee (WMF), meta

  • If you do not enter project code in CSV file you must enter project name in the upload cohort screen or system defaults to enwiki

Additional Notes:

  • Most Users Do Not Have Underscores In Their Names; If_This_Fails, try replacing underscores with spaces -> If This Fails.
  • Also, the system will sometimes invalidate a username if there are trailing spaces, please be sure to trim any trailing spaces (i.e. extra spaces in the text field following the username)


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