Talk:Programs & Events Dashboard

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I created a course and I can see it when I am logged in but other people can't see it[edit]

This link works for me when I am logged in:

But it doesn't work for my students...I tried to enter when logged out and it says that the course doesn't exist.

That course is set as 'Private', which means it cannot be viewed by anyone who is not already enrolled. If you need it to remain private, you should add the students yourself. Otherwise, if you turn off the 'Private' setting it should work as expected.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:06, 10 January 2020 (UTC)


bonjour, il y a eu une erreur sur ce programme qui était redondant, merci de bien vouloir le supprimer, Noircir WP colonie car mes tentatives ne fonctionnent pas bien cordialement--FiloSophie (talk) 13:24, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Suppression urgente d'un doublon SVP[edit]

bonjour, il y a eu un problème de doublon sur un programme, il s'agit de l'atelier qui s'est tenu à la colonie le 18 janvier Il faudrait supprimer : car il est récurent et il faudrait le supprimer, mais je ne parviens pas à le faire car je ne suis plus administratrice. Même s'il s'agit d'une erreur de ma part

En revanche, il faut bien garder celui ci : (en espérant que cela ne va pas enlever les données Merci d'avance pour votre aide --FiloSophie (talk) 18:42, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

How to view alerts, e.g. re deletion, for a specific program/event?[edit]

The "News and recent changes" section says:

2018-05-1 You can view the "Alerts" for any campaign, including when articles are in danger of deletion. This works currently on English and Portuguese Wikipedias, and can be configured on request for other languages that use similar categories for proposed deletion, speedy deletion, and deletion discussions.

But the link [1] shows overall alerts, for all programs. How can I search for e.g. any articles at risk of deletion for one of my campaigns from last year, like [2]? And do alerts only relate to current AfD activities, or to any that have happened over the life of the article, or what? Some of my participants are worried after reading the Chemistry World article from last year [3] Thanks! ★NealMcB★ (talk) 20:24, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

★NealMcB★: The alerts lists are available for a whole campaign, rather than an individual program, but you can create a campaign just for the program(s) you want to see alerts for. For example, here you can see the alerts for the 500 Women Scientists Wiki-thons programs. The default view shows only AfD and discretionary sanctions alerts, but if you clear the filter it will show all alert types. Most of the other alert types are designed around things that Wiki Education cares about for the Wikipedia Student Program, such as when a course is still actively editing after the end date. --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:33, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

How to add a facilitator[edit]

I am the creator/admin of a current dashboard campaign, and would like to add another user as a facilitator. I cannot see any option for this within the interface, and when I searched for the instructions, all I can find is "Additional facilitators can be added from among registered Wikipedians from among contributors who have signed into the dashboard before. Facilitators have the right to edit the program page." Can somebody please assist with step-by-step directions? Thank you. saccarte (talk) 9:16, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Saccarte:, 1) log in to your dashboard by going to and clicking log in with Wikipedia. View your program page. 2) you'll see a box that says details. Edit your details. 3) At the top of the box on the next page there is a list of facilitators. You should see your name with a little plus sign. Click the plus, and you can add folks.

Hope this helps, -- phoebe | talk 00:09, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

creating accounts via the dashboard[edit]

Hi all, So it looks like on English Wikipedia the IP account limit has been lifted for accounts created via the dashboard, which is great. However, I am having trouble figuring out documentation on how exactly to set up the dashboard to create accounts. What does the instructor need to do? What do new users need to click on? I'm not seeing this anywhere. I know I have set up a dashboard for account requests in the past, but I think it's changed a bit since the last time I did it. Thanks! (I am trying to help some folks running editathons in my area). best, -- phoebe | talk 00:03, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

ps @Sage (Wiki Ed): I sent you a note offwiki about this too, but if you help me figure it out I'll help write up documentation for others :) -- phoebe | talk 00:05, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Add Balinese & Sakizaya on the list of languages in Wikipedia main page[edit]

Hello all, The Balinese Wikipedia already has more than 1,700 articles. However, it does not appear yet in the list of our main page of wikipedia itself with more than 1,000 articles. Could you please add it? Thanks in advance. The discussion also already talked here. Joseagush (talk) 02:21, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Joseagush: Hi! I think the best way to request that update will be to open a task on Phabricator. I'm not clear on which team is in charge of the portal these days. Chris Koerner, any pointers for who Joseagush should ask about this?--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:33, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Joseagush, Sage (Wiki Ed), The best bet is to create a task in phabricator and tag it with "Wikimedia-Portals". There's a monthly task to update counts that Jan takes care of. CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 15:08, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @CKoerner (WMF) and Sage (Wiki Ed):, I already submit in Phabricator today. Hope someone can handle it. Thanks in advance. Joseagush (talk) 00:30, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

Tracking a category on an Article Scoped Program[edit]

Hi there. In the details of a program, what should I do to have it track a specific category on an Article Scoped Program? And does this option mean I won't need to manually assign specific articles to participants in the program, as the Dashboard will automatically track edits in the specified category? Sage (Wiki Ed), I have sent you an email on this matter --but as I think you answer could benefit more people I am posting here as well. Thanks! --Joalpe (talk) 14:43, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi Joalpe! Recapping for others: you can add the Category you want to track from the 'assigned articles' section of an Article Scoped Program, and it will track any edits to articles in that category. You won't need to assign specific articles. It works for both mainspace and talk categories, so things like WikiProjects categories can be used for this purpose.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:36, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Joalpe: Whoops! I saw one of your test courses with results, and mixed that up with the talk page one. Indeed, it doesn't work for talk page categories right now. I will open an issue for this.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:20, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed): Thanks for the update. This is an awesome functionality. I know you have tons of issues to deal with --but do you have a sense of when this particular issue might be taken care of? Our contest based on a Wikiproject, which identifies entries of interest on a category on the talk page of the entry we want to see improving, will start in March. Of course, the best scenario would be to have the issue worked on by then :) ideally :) but if this deadline is too short we can try to find an alternative, perhaps a hidden category on the entries of interest, if our community agrees with this. Thanks. --Joalpe (talk) 21:26, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Joalpe: I will try to point a Google Summer of Code applicant to that issue; it's not a trivial one, but there's a decent chance we can find someone to take it up in the next few weeks. However, I suggest planning on finding an alternative since you need it by the beginning of March; we might get it done by then, but I would not count on it.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:29, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Broken link to User page used in privacy training[edit]

In the Privacy Training page there is a sample user link that is broken: There is an archive version at: Who can fix this in the training, or reinstate the sample user?

It looks like you found and updated the wiki source page for that training slide, so I triggered a reload (available from the bottom of the table on contents on that training module's index page). The link is updated now. Thanks!--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:27, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Adding users on a program on the Dashboard[edit]


I have created a program called "Towns" but editors are not able to add themselves using the provided link :

Only I can add people. Could you please enlighten me ?

Thank you in advance

Can you provide any more details about what happens? I tried adding myself with that link (and then removed myself afterwards) and it worked as expected.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:27, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

Umass Lowell Women in Red edit-a-thon dashboard problem[edit]

People trying to sync with our dashboard are getting an error message. A red bar shows up on the page and says "There was an error: error" and others are getting an internal error. We're just starting our edit-a-thon so we need to resolve it soon, if possible! --Librarygurl (talk) 15:21, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

Not sure what is going on. I restarted the webserver, and the site is up again for now, but if there's something more serious wrong and it goes down again, I probably won't be able to get to it this weekend. If it's down again, your best bet will be to record the usernames manually so you can add them to the event afterwards, once things are back to normal.--Ragesoss (talk) 15:53, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you - it seems to be working now! --Librarygurl (talk) 16:28, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

Need more support for wikisource projects[edit]

Hi, In the outreach dashboard, It would be nice if we are allowed to work in page and index namespace in addition to main namespace. Because most of the proofreading activities happen in the page name space. In the articles if would be nice if we could assign particular set of pages from a book for proofreading and/or add an index page and assign all the pages in the index for a particular editor. This would greatly help in improving wikisource as an program. Regards -- Balajijagadesh (talk) 12:53, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Balajijagadesh I also support this suggestion. I have been hearing how important Wikisource is for Indian language projects. Many smaller language communities like to organize around Wikisource in a way that is unlike larger language communities. I have no idea when or if or how this kind of support could happen but I like the idea. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:29, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't delete a program I created[edit]

I created Editatom just to show how the Dashboard works but couldn't delete it afterwards. When I click the delete button it says "You may delete this page if all campaigns are removed first"

--Silva Selva (talk) 18:58, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

@Silva Selva: I've deleted the program for you. — xaosflux Talk 19:14, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much @Xaosflux:! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Silva Selva (talk) 00:15, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Problem with dashboard for Simmons University editathon March 31[edit]

I'm not sure why but on my event dashboard, [4] an error message has popped up; instead of "Articles" one of the dashboard tabs now generates an error message: "[missing "en.articles.articles_short" translation]". I'd appreciate help clearing this up since the event is coming up soon. Thanks! (talk) 15:45, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

New FAQ proposal[edit]

Where can I find basic and advanced info about what is the difference between Article Scoped Program, Edit-a-thon and Generic Course? I get the basics but I am not sure about the details (how counting of the metrics differs and so on), especially between Article Scoped program and Edit-a-thon. I was unable to find any information on this wiki. --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 14:12, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Articles ---> people profile, opposite of dashboard[edit]

The Programs & Events Dashboard takes a list of people then reports the articles they edited, how many times they edited etc.

Is there any tool which gives the opposite report? I want to give a list of 10 articles, then get a report of who edited them, how many times the articles were edited, how many references were added, etc.

Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:31, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: I normally look at the downloadable report for this kind of information. Or do you need dynamic tracking of these figures? --Joalpe (talk) 20:33, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
@Joalpe: I do not need dynamic tracking. Can you say more? If I start with nothing except a list of 10 Wikipedia articles, how do I insert that somewhere to generate a report? Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:40, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry: For the P&E Dashboard to track activity I believe you'd need to request editors to sign up to the P&E Dashboard. You can then make the tool only count what these editors have done on the 10 Wikipedia articles you have selected. I am not sure this is what you want. --Joalpe (talk) 20:44, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
@Joalpe: Right, this is not what I want. The Dashboard starts with a username, then reports what articles they edited, how many edits they made, how many references they cited, how many bytes of text they added, and how many images they uploaded. I want to start with an article, then get a report of how many people edited it, how many edits they made, how many references they cited, how many bytes of text they added, and how many images anyone inserted, or any kind of report like that.
@Diego (WMF): This might be off or out of scope but I like your You seem to be able to look at all the articles in some COVID-19 category across Wikipedia and are generating a report of the number of edits.
Do you know a way in which I could get a similar report for any arbitrary set of articles? Also, if you had additional features to your visualization, like a way to count references, number of bytes added, or whatever other data is available, I want that. Thanks for anything you can share. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:02, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Just to show the value of such a tool, I took one of Diego's queries and changed it from the COVID-19 pandemic to Malaria, both with and without the associated humans. Both provide for an interesting and engaging dataset, and it would be nice to be able to browse the cross-wiki activity on these topics the way you highlight it for the pandemic. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 22:32, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
@Daniel Mietchen:: This is a great idea. Do you have any report about that? I've been also working check when that medical condition was added in the Wikidata item and also in the Wikipedia articles Diego (WMF) (talk) 23:38, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
@Diego (WMF): No specific report about that, but let's see how we can move this forward. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:23, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry::Thanks. About generalizing this It would be relatively easy to do this forking my repo and changing Page Crawler by another input. The easiest way would be to change the seeds on the get_statements_for_ids call. Currently, I don't have bandwidth to create such tool (it would require a bit of javascript to create the UA), but I'll be happy to support any volunteer that wants to work in this. Diego (WMF) (talk)

Dashboard is not recording edits[edit]

Hello, Our edit-a-thon, "Representation Matters--Celebrating the 19th Amendment," is not recording the edits being made. Is there a way to correct this on our end? Thank you. Kosobucm (talk) 18:27, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

Event dashboard not keeping stats?[edit]


I set up a dashboard last week to capture stats for 3 edit-a-thons that are, or have, taken place on April 8, 15, and 22nd from 2-5 pm. I marked the start of the event as April 8 at 2pm and the end as April 22nd at 5 pm. Here is the link to the dashboard page:ée_des_beaux-arts_du_Canada/Online_Edit-a-thons_-_Ateliers_en_ligne_de_révision_(April_8,_15_and_22_-_8,_15_et_22_avril)/home

I am hearing from participants that their edits are not being tracked and wonder if I have done something incorrectly.

thanks Amy Adawnrose (talk) 19:41, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Concurso do Museu do Ipiranga[edit]

Olá, eu não sei o que estou fazendo errado, mas já me inscrevei duas vezes no Concurso do Museu do Ipiranga, escolhi as páginas para editar (História da Paraíba e Frutuoso Barbosa) porém toda vez que entro no dashboard ele diz que eu não me inscrevi em nada.

Hello, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I’ve already entered the Ipiranga Museum Contest twice, I chose the pages to edit (Historia da Paraíba and Frutuoso Barbosa) but every time I enter the dashboard he says I didn’t sign up for nothing.

Obrigado | Thank you

Att. Paulo Selke

Concurso Museu do Ipiranga - 2[edit]

Apenas para detalhar mais o problema. Na minha página de contribuições em algumas inserções aparece ao lado "Wikipédia:Outreach Dashboard/Museu Paulista/Wikiconcurso do Museu Paulista 2020 ‎ Updating course from Etiqueta: [2.1]", porém em outras não. Existem pelo menos uns 80.000 caracteres não contabilizados, e ainda, muitas imagens que coloquei no Wikicommons também, desde que me inscrevi no concurso.

Just to further detail the problem. On my contribution page in some inserts it appears the text "Wikipédia:Outreach Dashboard/Museu Paulista/Wikiconcurso do Museu Paulista 2020 ‎ Updating course from Etiqueta: [2.1]", but in others not. Since I entered the contest, it looks like there are at least 80,000 characters not counted, and still, many images that I uploaded on Wikicommons too.

Att. Paulo Selke does not count gorwiki's statistics[edit]

Recently I use to count the edits of 6 Indonesian volunteers. One of them edited the Gorontalo Wikipedia. However, his edits do not seem to be counted in the Despite the person edited a lot in the Gorontalo Wikipedia, his edits appear only a few in the Can anyone help fixing this? Thank you in advance.

See here, my project where the Gorontalo Wikipedia's statistics do not seem to be counted.

The person edited the Gorontalo Wikipedia is gor:User:Marwan Mohamad. You can see his contribution on the Gorontalo Wikipedia on April 2020 and compare his statistics on here.

Cahyo R (WMID) (talk) 08:41, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Ich war dabei, dann gab es Darstellungsprobleme, dann war ich raus und jetzt bin ich wieder auf Null[edit]

Eigentlich wollte ich bei Museum Day DE mitmachen. Es gab heute Ladeprobleme. Wahrscheinlich habe ich mich selbst abgemeldet. Ich bekam einmal die Meldung, man könne sich nicht zweimal anmelden. Dann war ich ganz draußen und jetzt soll ich wieder bei Null anfangen. Ich mache zwar jetzt weiter mit meinen Commons-Uploads zur Alten Nationalgalerie und zu den Wikidataedits und den Commenskategorisierungen zu den betreffenden Kunstwerken. Sicherlich werden da nicht die Massenedits dabei herauskommen, die am Ende preiswürdig sin, aber es wäre schön, wenn der Aufwand für das Projekt mitgezählt werden könnte. --Wuselig (talk) 17:22, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

actualisation du tableau[edit]

Bonjour, le tableau n'est pas actualisé quand je le consulte, est-ce normal ? Cordialement, --Alaf2 (talk) 13:11, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Not tracking[edit]

The dashboard,_2020)/home is not tracking our editors.

Hi! It looks like this was caused by replication lag; sometimes the databases we use to pull revision data for the dashboard get considerably behind the main Wikipedia database, so it can take a while before edit activity shows up. It looks like it caught up enough to show the data for your event now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:29, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

1 Campaign - 5 Dashboards - very different update behaviour[edit]

Currently, ending today 23:59, there is a Wikidata competition for which we utilized the Dashbord. Within the campaign there are five programs. The updates are made very infrequently, ranging from 2 hours ago to 11 days ago (the only real difference is the number of participants, the more of them, the longer ago the update happened). Is there a way to activate updates manually? Though it's too late for the participants of some of the boards to check the count of their contributions it would be great to get the final results within the next days. Thank you, Manfred Werner (WMAT) (talk) 10:57, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Request foor Edit[edit]

The article on Yoruba history [Iragbiji] is not detailed enough, I have contacted the Aragbiji of Irabiji who is the present King 'Oba of Iragbiji" to write a detailed History of Iragbiji for publishing on the Wikipedia KudratAbiola (talk) 15:12, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Data not tracking[edit]

The dashboard I set up has not collected any data. Please advise. Lastchapter (talk) 21:16, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

User:Lastchapter: none of the editors in that event have made any edits during the tracking period.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:02, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Dashboard not updating[edit]

We created a dashboard in preparation for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, but the edits are not updating:

I clicked "Update Statistics" but it still isn't updating. Any insight?

None of the editors in that event have made any edits during the tracking period.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:00, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Statistics reset to zero :([edit]

Hi, Please help me out - for some reason my dashboard statistics returned to zero, while in the activity tab I still can see the edits being tracked. Yesterday the dashboards shows 9 created articles, 200+ edits etc. I really need this info back... Is there a way to restore the dashboard to a previous date? TIA! 19:48, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

No stats are showing because the program type has been set to 'Article Scoped Program'. This means the only edits that would be tracked are edits to assigned articles or categories, but there are none. If you change the program type to 'Generic Course', then it will show stats after the next update.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:04, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Broken links in Training Library > Planning leading up to editing events[edit]

Training topics (page 6) seems to have a bunch of broken links.

Thanks. I've fixed the source page and reloaded that training module, so the links are working now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:55, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Not Updating[edit]

Hi there, our Dashboard page has not updated for the last three months. I'm not sure what the problem is. Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. EditingDentist (talk) 06:06, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

EditingDentist: The end date for this program is 2020-03-17. The Dashboard normally continues updating the stats for only 30 days after the end date (which can change the stats if any edits made before the end date subsequently get deleted or get moved from sandboxes into mainspace). If 2020-03-17 is the correct end date and you just want to get updates stats to reflect deletions or page moves, you can click 'Schedule Data Update' for a one-time refresh of the stats. If you want to include activity more recent than the end date, you can edit the event and change the end date; if the new end date is in the future, then regular updates will resume and it will pull in any edits that happened between 2020-03-17 and now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:40, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
Sage (Wiki Ed) I didn't notice that our end date had passed. Thank you for your help! EditingDentist (talk) 22:16, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Problem creating a program on the outreach dashboard. Please help.[edit]

Hello Trust this meets you well. I've been trying to create a program on the outreach dashboard but it keeps saying internal server error I've also tried cloning one of my events but I can't seem to change the tracked wiki from Ig.Wikipedia to Ig.Wiktionary. Please I need help as soon as possible my program is by 5p.m Nigerian time today. Please help.

This is the link to the one I cloned:

--Tochiprecious 11:48, 18 July 2020 (WAT)

phab:T258320 opened on this issue, pending a developer. — xaosflux Talk 12:05, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created are gone[edit]

Hello to all.

Today, I was informed that the articles created in the context of the Wikiconcurso Arquivo Nacional 2020 were not being shown, even through download of the statistics of the program. You can see on a screenshot shown at a presentation yesterday (Video Webinar Wikiconcurso Arquivo Nacional: Aprenda a editar a Wikipédia at Wiki Movimento Brasil YouTube channel, the articles created were shown in the program page, and now are not. Can someone take a look into this, please? We need that data to control and score the contributions of the participants. Thanks and good contributions. Ederporto (talk) 13:33, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

@Sage (Wiki Ed): Hi, can you take a look at this, please? Thank you! Ederporto (talk) 16:17, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Ederporto: is it working now? It currently shows 121 articles created. If you have more details about some of the specific things that were missing, I can look into it more.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:01, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Artigos desapareceram[edit]

Olá, venho informar que os artigos que eu havia selecionado para ou criar ou melhorar não aparecem mais na minha página inicial. Bem como o primeiro artigo que criei também sumiu

Artigos adicionados na área de trabalho[edit]

Já é a terceira vez que adiciono artigos seja para criar ou melhorar em um dia e no outro não estão mais na minha área de artigos.

URL glitch[edit]

My URl is not viewable unless one has a wikipedia account. Can someone help with this? Siarus1074 (talk) 19:24, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

@Siarus1074: the URL itself seems to work fine, and if you are not logged in it asks you to either log on, or to request an account now. Participants in events must register an account, we can't track non-logged-in participants. — xaosflux Talk 01:12, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Account creation in the dashboard[edit]

How do I set up account creation through the dashboard? Siarus1074 (talk) 19:27, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

@Siarus1074: from your event management page, in the bottom right under "Actions" there should be an "Enable account requests" button - if you don't see it please reply to me with a link to your program. — xaosflux Talk 01:10, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Tonico Pereira[edit]

In project by Nacional Archive of Brazil i edited the page of actor Tonico Pereira, but the points don't west computed--Mtvdanilo (talk) 13:36, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

This project only counts pages that are explicitly assigned, or are in one of the tracked categories. If you add that page as an assignment for yourself, then it should get counted after the next update.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:01, 24 August 2020 (UTC)


i started a programme called Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics on Wikidata yesterday being 5 September 2020. i registered 9 participants to participate in it. i realized that all the edits by the different participants on 5 September 2020 when the programme started did not show on this dashboard. Also my own edits did not show. what could be the problem.--Chuks Zilo (talk) 10:15, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Chuks Zilo: your program is currently showing 91 edits. Does it seem correct now, or are there specific edits that are missing? --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:35, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Sage (Wiki Ed) for your reply. Yes it seems correct now and no edits are missing so far.

Dashboard data not updating[edit]

The programmes (one and two) on my dashboard have not updated since 14th September. Can someone assist me - is there a lag issue with the dashboard? Thanks! Nagarpedian (talk) 08:59, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

It has updated since! Nagarpedian (talk) 05:36, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

What happened to the "references added" metric?[edit]

A few weeks ago, my course dashboard listed "references added" as one of the metrics. It had an explanatory note saying: "This is the number of reference tags added to articles, and can include multiple references to the same source. The data comes from the ORES article quality model, and is only available for some languages". Strangely, today this parameter does not show up anymore (here). How come? EMsmile (talk) 12:03, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Strange: today the references are visible again. That's good but I wonder why it sometimes shows and sometimes not. EMsmile (talk) 03:00, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the report! This is a bug with code for whether to show the 'references added' value or not. It is only supposed to show up if there are some references added, but not if the value is zero. It's currently also not showing up if the number is too high. I'll make sure this gets fixed.--Ragesoss (talk) 17:33, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
Hi Ragesoss, thanks for sorting this out. Another question: I have just started a new program and used the third option (can't remember the name) where only edits for certain articles are counted. But now it doesn't show the parameter references at all, please see here. Also it doesn't show the number of page views. Did I do something wrong? EMsmile (talk) 07:22, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, missed when you first posted... the references and pageviews are showing up now; they only show up once there is something to show. This was part of a change to make the stats more flexible, so difference programs will show different data depending on what kinds of activity they are doing and which wikis they are working on. (There's no support for references added on some wikis, so instead of just showing 0, it waits until there's a number before showing anything.)--Ragesoss (talk) 21:34, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Question from Revmlibrary[edit]

I'm hosting an edit-a-thon and our dashboard is not tracking our edits? Any idea what's going on here?Revmlibrary (talk) 15:36, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Page not loading ("too much traffic")[edit]

Quite a few of my course participants have told me that the course's dashboard page is not loading. It says something about being overloaded and too much traffic. See here. I can still see it but they can't. Is there anything that can be done about it? EMsmile (talk) 02:27, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I restarted the webserver when I got a report of the problem. I'm going to work on making sure it can handle larger numbers of visitors when I get a chance.--Ragesoss (talk) 17:34, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Lexemes are not showing up in the statistics[edit]

Lexemes on Wikidata are not showing up in the statistics, but that is a content namespace and should be counted. Ainali talkcontributions 23:20, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Ainali: Thanks! I've added an issue for building support for Lexeme stats.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:17, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
I have no idea if this timespan is realistic, but we are planning a lexeme editathon on December 4. It would be nice with support by then. Ainali talkcontributions 20:27, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
I don't expect to work on it by then, but if you give me a ping at the end of it, I can generate some preliminary stats so at least you have the numbers.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:32, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
That would be very kind, thanks! Ainali talkcontributions 20:36, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
Unrelated to this I had to postpone the editathon, but will ping you next year. Perhaps it's ready then :) Ainali talkcontributions 08:47, 28 November 2020 (UTC)


Bonjour, Si je propose un thème sur cette page /article_finder, différentes propositions s'affichent et disparaissent aussitôt.

Merci Cquoi (talk) 16:08, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Clubs 2020[edit]

There is no recorded activities for the program Wiki Clubs 2020 after 24 October, but there are activities on recent changes on Can someone fix that? Regards, Violetova (talk) 18:52, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

The program is still out of date: 11 days late, which is not the case with other programs I checked. - 05:17, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
We recently changed how the dashboard prioritizes updates so that very long-running programs with lots of activity, like this one, don't use as much system resources and shorter-running programs can be updated more frequently. I expect it to get a new update within the next couple of days.--Ragesoss (talk) 20:51, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you Ragesoss - Violetova (talk) 10:39, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Problem report: no statistics update[edit]

In this program, there has been no statistics update since I created it on Tuesday 3rd November. I checked all details, no idea what is wrong. --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 23:15, 7 November 2020 (UTC)

Now it seems finally working. Not sure what was wrong. --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 16:22, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

Plz guide me[edit]

the question concerning a campaign in a language that is in the Incubator

Hi, is it possible to list the language of a Wiki that is still in the Incubator as the default language for a campaign on the Wikimedia Outreach Dashboard? E.g. LGBTIQ community in Montenegro is planning an LGBTIQ-focused edit-a-thon during the Montenegrin Pride Week in December 2020 - but the Montenegrin Wiki is still in an incubator stage. Does this mean we cannot create the campaign on the Outreach Dashboard and state the Montenegrin language as the default language? Is there any way around this issue that would help us make visible the changes made during the event? Thanks for your help! --NaucnicaCG 16 November 2020 20:17 CET

NaucnicaCG you can't set it to Montenegrin directly, since it works based on which wiki it tracks, but you can set it to track Incubator wiki to show the edits for your event.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:59, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Using de.wikiquote Categories[edit]

I set up an outreach dashboard ([[5]]) with two home wikis, de.wikipedia and de.wikiquote. Assigning categories from de.wikipedia works. But when I try to assign a category from de.wikiquote (Kategorie:Frau) the adress created by the dashboard is wrong, I get: and clicking it leads to
Yes, I did change the target to de.wikiquote in the popup where the categories are added. Did I do something wrong or is there something wrong in the setup? Any help would be appreciated! --Manfred Werner (WMAT) (talk) 10:44, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Adding some features[edit]

I think this tool should add more features such as:

  • "Untrack all" so people can choose manually which articles to track. So far, I have to untrack articles one by one which is time consuming and boring, especially when contributors edit a lot of articles but only few articles are relevant to the event I'm organizing.
  • "Track only assigned articles" so people can focus on tracking only the assigned articles. Not every articles edited should be track for certain events.
  • "Only count characters for assigned articles" because some people only need to know the number of added characters for assigned articles only.
  • "Remove assigned articles" should be possible to be done en-masse, not one by one.

This tool is helpful for me, but I think the above mentioned features will help me a lot in designing future events. Thank you. Cahyo (WMID) (talk) 05:48, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Dashboard data dump[edit]

Hi there, I am Abd Alsattar Ardati, a Computer Science PhD student at the University of St Andrews. I am planning to propose a project that involves analysing the ( data (programms, participants and articles ect..). Is there any way to get data dumps from this dashboard tool? And does this raise any ethical issues? Best, Abd Alsattar Ardati (talk) 23:15, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Abd Alsattar Ardati: Hi, and sorry for the slow reply! Much of the data that you're looking for can be downloaded in CSV format from the Dashboard. There's no option to get a consolidated data dump from the whole system at once, but anything you can see on the Dashboard is public data, and most of it can be downloaded. What are you looking for specifically? Feel free to follow up by email (sage at (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:06, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Dashboard not updating[edit]


I wish to request for an update to this dashboard: It hasn't been updated in 9 days.

Thanks. Shahadusadik (talk) 19:32, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

User edits outside an event[edit]

I just joined a new edit-a-thon event and the program's dashboard imported many of my other edits unrelated to the event before I joined. It showed my older edits in the Activity tab and also really screwed up the statistics for it. I also looked at an event I attended a couple years ago, and it continues to show articles and activity that occurred after the event. I feel like this really undermines the usefulness of the dashboard and tools when it can't be configured to only show the edits made in connection to the event, with my outside edits overwhelming those made by my colleagues. Thanks, Reywas92 (talk) 20:56, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

Reywas92: If you click 'Show Course Specific' on the Activity tab, it will limit it to edits that are counted for the statistics. For newcomer-focused events, it can be useful to show more recent edits that happned after the event ended, but we recently added the option to limit it for cases like yours.--Ragesoss (talk) 21:37, 8 January 2021 (UTC)


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Dear Colleagues! Please help me!

I realized that I created the course wrong. But I cannot remove it. Please help me remove the wrong pages:

Correct start page:

Best Regards, — Niklitov (talk) 22:12, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

Stats for campaign[edit]


When I try to "download stats" for a campaign, wiht either "Editor usernames" or "Editors by course", I get no results. Apparently because the programs are private. As I'm organizer (of the campaign) and facilitator (of each programs), is there a way to get the stats for all the programs at once?

Cheers, Nicolas WCL (talk) 08:32, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Campaign organizer – rights[edit]

Hi, as a campaign organizer, I am able to edit programs within the campaign. All seems to work but adding participants to a program. I was able to edit a description of this program. But I was unable to add participants (or event add myself as another facilitator). The error message says "Only participants of this course may do that." --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 22:30, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

@Vojtěch Veselý: that event ended months ago, are you having this problem with open/future events as well? — xaosflux Talk 14:42, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: I just tried it in an active program and yes, the result is the same.--Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 17:06, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@Vojtěch Veselý: the best I can tell, this is working as designed. Campaign organizers are able to run certain campaign reports, but are not automatically facilitators of all programs - when an organizer creates a program they can add any number of facilitators (and can add them after the fact). Is there a program that only has inactive/unavailable facilitators right now that you need to take over? — xaosflux Talk 17:15, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Error accessing dashboard[edit]

  • I was looking for my programms and I saw this error There was an error: Internal Server Error
  • Can anyone have a look at what has gone wrong? thanks in advance QueerEcofeminist [they/them/their] 10:17, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
Same here, 500 error, even on homepage at . Symac (talk) 13:29, 15 January 2021 (UTC)