Research:Measuring the effect of cross-linking missing articles in English Wikivoyage

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Duration:  2019-04 – 2019-06
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English Wikivoyage is looking to experiment with a change that replaces missing articles with a link to a corresponding Wikipedia article. They are worried that the change might reduce the article creation rate -- especially from anonymous editors.


We'll be performing a natural experiment where the change will be live for a period of time. We'll be measuring differences in the article creation rate around this time.

The change was deployed in this edit: