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I have added "Serious Journalism about Wikipedia" because this is a good source for people who are working on the Wikipedia. This is not the place for republishing links to press notices, but for serious, investigative journalism. --WiseWoman 21:38, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Can I add the following sentence of disambiguation on "wiki research" to the end of the first paragraph: For non Wikimedia project specific wiki research the Wiki Symposium provides an outlet. Thanks Dirk Riehle 06:05, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

holy berkman banner, batman


I assume that the research committee approved this this and associated banners on en; for something like this a heads-up notice to the projects & project mailing lists (wikien-l, foundation-l), as well as the OTRS list in case questions come in, is always appropriate. Thanks! -- phoebe | talk 23:29, 8 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

Wiki Research Ideas


Hello: I'm starting to collect ideas from a long thread from September 2012 in the wiki-research-l list, in which many different proposals related to Open Access Journals and the "wiki way" of doing research were circulated. I will start adding content to Wiki Research Ideas, please feel free to join me! Arided (talk) 13:04, 20 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

two templates


I just realised that there are two templates for project. {{Research_project}} and {{Research_Project}} : template:Research_project and template:Research_Project

The second template is not operating any more but many research projects are still using it.

Example using the first template : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Editor_Behaviour_Analysis_%26_Graphs

Example using the second template : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Optimizely_Fundraiser_Analysis

I noticed that when I tried to add links to dataset on a project described with the second template, with no success at all. When I switched to the first template, it works of course.

This means we lack data on many projects simply because the template is broken and people using the wrong one. Anthere (talk)

@EpochFail: Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 19:33, 2 February 2017 (UTC)Reply
Anthere, I'm not seeing an example with links to a dataset that don't appear. In the second example, the link appears. Can you show me an example of where the template is broken and where you are not seeing something that you expect to see? --EpochFail (talk) 20:51, 2 February 2017 (UTC)Reply
I was on Research:Wikipedia_Primary_School_SSAJRP_programme and I tried many times to insert the url to the datasets of the project such as here: [1] (I tested many different ways to put the url, I did not save each attempt to do so). The url was never working. So I went to the general category to see how it was coded in other projects and this is how I first realize that MOST projects actually had no links to datasets or opensource. So it was hard to do a copy paste... finally, I found an example of a project with an url to datasets. I tried copying the code several times, it did not work. Looking more carefully, this is how I realized that there were two templates.
I think I see the confusion and it was a problem with Template:Research_Project. It turns out that there were many projects that were explicitly not open access but were flagged as being "open access without a URL". I've made a modification to the template so that this won't happen anymore. --EpochFail (talk) 21:05, 2 February 2017 (UTC)Reply
This was indeed a problem. But the other problem is that trying to actually add an url to the template Template:Research_Project does not display any link. So it may be that many owners of such pages did try to add their url, but could not find out how to do that... gave up. Anthere (talk)
If I am unclear, please have a look at [2]. This is the list of projects with the old template. I looked at about half of them and every single one had no url provided (open source, or open data etc.). In all cases I looked at... there were no url. I know that when I tried to add an url myself, I looked for 30 mn and could not find a solution. In the end... I solved the problem in changing the template all together. Because I am persistant :) But how much chance is there that the reason why so many of those projects have NO url provided is due to the fact people could actually not find a way to add any url (rather than being the fact those projects are not open source/data etc.) ? Anthere (talk)
In any cases, I take it that the modifs done by EpochFail fixed the problem (I have not checked). Thanks for the attention. Anthere (talk)
Indeed it looks like all is right. I'll be spending some time over the next couple of weeks curating Category:Open data projects lacking a URL to make sure they are properly configured and that the template is handling them correctly. Thanks for calling this issue to our attention. :) --EpochFail (talk) 23:00, 3 February 2017 (UTC)Reply
Great. Thanks for your help on that issue. Anthere (talk)

Clicking that link brings a bunch of errors

Warning: mysqli_query(): (HY000/1194): Table 'site_settings' is marked as crashed and should be repaired in /home/yaron57/public_html/w/extensions/WikiGarden/WikiGarden.php on line 170

Warning: mysqli_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli_result, boolean given in /home/yaron57/public_html/w/extensions/WikiGarden/WikiGarden.php on line 171

Warning: mysqli_query(): (HY000/1194): Table 'site_settings' is marked as crashed and should be repaired in /home/yaron57/public_html/w/extensions/WikiGarden/WikiGarden.php on line 188

Warning: mysqli_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli_result, boolean given in /home/yaron57/public_html/w/extensions/WikiGarden/WikiGarden.php on line 189

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/yaron57/public_html/w/extensions/WikiGarden/WikiGarden.php:170) in /home/yaron57/public_html/w/extensions/WikiGarden/includes/WG_Utils.php on line 297

Warning: mysqli::query(): (HY000/1194): Table 'l10n_cache' is marked as crashed and should be repaired in /home/yaron57/public_html/w/includes/db/DatabaseMysqli.php on line 38 A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software.

Query: SELECT lc_value FROM `l10n_cache` WHERE lc_lang = 'en' AND lc_key = 'deps' LIMIT 1 Function: LCStoreDB::get Error: 1194 Table 'l10n_cache' is marked as crashed and should be repaired (localhost)

Looks like the db server is down or the db access shall be established?--RegisteredUser (talk) 11:31, 22 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Translate it or not?


--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:30, 13 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

I can transilate it to Somali Cassaaf (talk) 03:41, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Do users read or scan?


I've read before that users on the Web tend to scroll, skim, search and scan, rather than reading in a steady top-to-bottom fashion. This is supported by my own behavior and my observations of others. However, is there some research that supports this? I've found Research:Which parts of an article do readers read#Eyetracking but I hope and suspect there may be a better resource. Anyone knows? Thanks! --Felipe (talk) 23:54, 26 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Seeking comment on WMF funding request for blocking research


I am not finding any obvious forum to seek community review for research, but I thought I would post here because despite low activity this talk page does seem to be a central hub of research discussion.

Hello, I am Lane Rasberry user:bluerasberry. I am employed as en:Wikimedian in Residence at the Data Science Institute at the en:University of Virginia. I coordinate projects at English Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

I am writing to request comments and feedback on a request I have for US$5000 Wikimedia Foundation funding to coordinate machine learning research on Wikimedia blocks on English Wikipedia and elsewhere in Wikimedia projects. Please comment on meta at

I expect in the future that other researchers will do similar analysis and prediction to rank Wikimedia blocks, just as the WMF has their experiments with the mw:ORES. I appreciate anything anyone has to say about my funding request in itself or as a model and precedent for similar research in this space. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:19, 28 December 2018 (UTC)Reply

IRB policy on English Wikipedia


A few people in English Wikipedia are currently have discussion about interaction with external researchers and perhaps demanding some IRB review on any planned disruption of the English Wikipedia community. Relationships with researchers is important for every Wikimedia project, but we have not yet achieved enough participation and established enough infrastructure to meaningfully develop standards that we all accept. For this time I am just providing the link to ENWP to guide future discussion here on meta.

Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:47, 7 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hacking data docs at the Wikimania Hackathon!


Tomorrow, during the Wikimania hackathon, some of us will be working on improving the data documentation on this wiki. Please come join us! Wikimania registration not required.

What: Clean up, expand, and reorganize Meta-Wiki's documentation on research, data, and dashboards

When: During the Wikimania Hackathon, Friday, 13 August 05:00 UTC to Saturday, 14 August 05:00 UTC

Where: This Jitsi room. Feel free to join without audio and video if you just want to text chat.

For more info or to ask questions, please check out phab:T288680.

Neil Shah-Quinn (WMF) (talk) 17:30, 12 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Telegram group?


Hi, I'm extensively using Telegram, is there a group for this research subcommunity yet? So9q (talk) 07:36, 29 October 2022 (UTC)Reply