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Latest comment: 1 year ago by EMsmile in topic Co-ordinated Tool To Monitor Edits

Hi, this seems like a very interesting project, I wish you good luck with it! When your participants are active on the English Wikipedia, please get them to say something on the talk page of WikiProject Climate Change: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Climate_change . I saw some edits to en:climate change but no explanation in the edit summary what #CfACP was. So I was left wondering but eventually found this event page. Also, please encourage your participants to explain the hashtag #CfACP on their user page. Also I recommend that the trainers for this project discourage any brandnew editors from jumping into changing the main climate change article on the English Wikipedia without careful consideration and using the article's talk page first. This article is finely tuned, it underwent a FA review not long ago. If they want to make changes to that article they should please always discuss them on the talk page of that article first, unless the change is really minor of course. This is just to prevent disappointment (their edits being reverted) and frustration by the volunteers. The main "climate change" article on the English Wikipedia is a little bit special. It is unlikely that any "quick changes" made by newbies as part of an edit-a-thon (for example) are likely to stick and are an actual improvement. EMsmile (talk) 22:04, 15 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi EMsmile thanks for the observation and feedback, all useful feedback has been taken into consideration,I will share this with the WiR's for guidance.Jwale2 (talk) 07:34, 17 October 2022 (UTC)Reply
By the way, in case you're training new editors as part of your project, you might find these simple editing tutorial videos useful: They are available on my YouTube channel. They are nothing fancy. They might even have to be redone eventually with the new Vector 2022 (I've just yesterday switched over to the new look myself). I am curious: are you using existing videos for training or planning to create your own? Should these be shared on Wikimedia Commons, or somewhere else? EMsmile (talk) 20:25, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi EMsmile thanks for the message and I love these useful video's you have made available, they are simple to use (we will take some inspiration from yours). For creating a video, we would be looking at creating one for the community which would be available on YouTube and Commons channels respectively. Commons hasn't been a popular space with respect to videos but in the future it would be better, I thinks Selina the chief tech. officer and her team are doing a great job on that. I will ping you in the case of any challenge. Jwale2 (talk) 14:33, 26 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Concerns about edit quality[edit]

Hello! There are concerns about the edit quality of participants at en:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#CfACP, hashtag associated with Meta initiative -- worth making an edit filter?. While it's normal for new editors to make mistakes, it's concerning when new editors are encouraged to make edits in relatively high volume that overwhelm limited volunteer capacity to check them. Could you join the discussion to discuss how edit quality from this project can be improved? Femke (talk) 18:58, 18 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Co-ordinated Tool To Monitor Edits[edit]

Hi EMsmile, I want to know if you have an idea of a wiki-tool that can be used to monitor co-ordinated edits aside we the organisers using outreach dashboard & the Hashtag tool. Jwale2 (talk) 14:45, 26 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

I'm not sure what kind of tool you're after. For tracking outputs of events afterwards I tend to use this Event Metrics: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Event_Metrics . EMsmile (talk) 11:31, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply