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New name / design[edit]

Hello all!

As I have become a heavy user of the Dashboard, I have realized it is --at least in Portuguese-- too hard to use the full name of the tool (Programs & Events Dashboard). Moreover, it makes little sense to say the name of the tool in Portuguese (Painel de controle), as this is not the name of the tool on the website --plus, the name on the site (Outreach Dashboard) is different from the name on-wiki (Programs & Events Dashboard). This is confusing, IMHO.

I suggest we consolidate an 'international' name for the tool --maybe just 'Dashboard'. What do you think?

Moreover, it'd be nice if we could come up with a logo for the tool. I guess we should wait for discussing the name of the tool before we do the logo.

Any thoughts on these issues? Thanks all. --Joalpe (talk) 03:15, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

Joalpe I agree, I would like to change the name. "Dashboard" is better but maybe that name is too general.
I think that comparable tools for other media platforms include Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, and en:Sprinklr. There are lots of these tools and professional management of online communities is a major business sector. If we rename this, then I think that the name should reflect the various groups which use this tool:
  • Wikipedia community groups and chapters who are doing in-person peer to peer outreach
  • Expert partner institutions, such as in science, medicine, the arts, or museums, which are sharing their expertise on Wikipedia and using the tool to track the impact
  • Universities, which have student groups as new editors under professors who mostly are unfamiliar with Wikipedia editing
  • Researchers who set up instances of this tool without engaging with editors at all, but who want information on what Wikipedia editors do
The name "Dashboard works". I think that I prefer the term "wiki" somewhere in the name, like "WikiDashboard" or "WikiDash". Riffing off other familiar names, it could be "WikiDeck" or "WikiSuite". There are already tools called "WikiMetrics", but I think that the dashboard is a better use for that term than the current tool set called by that name.
Whatever name we choose, it should be accessible, and easy to say because lots of people will have to speak it outloud, and the words have to be easy to say in all languages because this tool already has multilingual support. Do you have other suggestions to consider? I agree with you about the logo. This project needs a logo because I can easily imagine hundreds of media professionals showing the logo in routine media presentations all organizations throughout the world, perpetually. Someday Wikipedia engagement will grow professionally in the same way that all universities, etc have staff investments in twitter, Facebook, blogging, and the rest, and the dashboard provides the metrics justification for putting stafftime in Wiki engagement. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:20, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Refresh of the statistics[edit]

Hello there,

It's me again.

We began our contributive week here at UCL but the tool doesn't seem to take the articles into account. I don't know if there is a delay before the numbers are updated.

But here some articles were created and updated and it's not shown in the stats. It's just enough to take a look at the recent contributions of w:fr:AuCeCla. But there is no mention of those articles on the program page.

Thanks for the help Ogoletti (talk) 17:41, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

To be clear, my program page on outreach is : and the stats I talk about are those at the top. Ogoletti (talk) 07:42, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
There is often a delay in refreshing the numbers. If you still don't see numbers that look accurate after 24 hours please let us know! Also, make sure your start and end dates/times are accurate just to be safe. Tighe Flanagan (WMF) (talk) 14:36, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi @TFlanagan-WMF:, if you take a look on the program page, you can read (in small on the right under the stats) : According to the last system update. Last update: 4 days ago. And it wasn't indeed updated since monday. I read here : Programs_&_Events_Dashboard/Using_the_Dashboard#Metrics_and_tracking that I had to wait 24h, that's why I asked. I found here : [1] and here : [2] that a '/manual_update' should work, but it didn't on my page... It should be doable though.... Any more info on this ? Thanks Ogoletti (talk) 08:34, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
@Ogoletti and TFlanagan-WMF: Hi. There seems to be a delay, indeed. My course page informs me no update has taken place in the last 4 days, though I know statistics should have changed as new content was produced. I have reported this through the "Report a problem" tab. --Joalpe (talk) 14:35, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
I experience the same problem too with lags of up to 1-2 days. I'm not sure what "last update" is supposed to mean, but it certainly doesn't mean "these are the up-to-date stats as at that time". The curious thing is that if you download an activity spreadsheet, it often does contain the more recent activity but this isn't reflected in the "headline numbers" on the dashboard. One of the problems with the dashboard is that the program participants know about it and they like to check it at the end of a session and they expect it to be up-to-date. They know that article histories and user contributions are always up-to-date so they don't quite understand why the dashboard (which after all is just an aggregation of users and articles) isn't. If we hosted dashboard on individual Wikipedias rather than Meta, could we get the dashboards to run closer to real-time? Kerry Raymond (talk) 21:49, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Article view data[edit]

Is it possible to annotate the article view data with the start date from when those views commenced being counted? This is an issue where the dashboard is being created after the program has commenced. For example, this is a dashboard I created for our 2017 1Lib1Ref. For some time, it didn't show any article views and I thought, oh well, I guess that just a limitation I have to be live with as it was set up months afterwards. But then I noticed that it had begun to track article views, but I would like to know "from when" as clearly it's not the normal "from the time first edited by a progam participant". Kerry Raymond (talk) 21:56, 3 March 2018 (UTC)


<A custom dashboard is shown in a layout similar to the per-user dashboard, but the sections are entirely configured from the URL. Because of this custom dashboards are stateless on the server side. Users or projects can simply trade URLs using an external system like a project wiki, or site administrators can put the links into the site’s.>

How can I divide my students in sub-groups in a Wikis program ?[edit]

I have 198 students attending advanced reading and writing class. How can I group them in small task units so that my weekly reading and writing task will be finished as I expect?

Does not work[edit]

Dashboard does not work properly. We created here 33 new articles in but the dashboard says only 21. It is wrong.--Jalu (talk) 01:36, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Jalu: Can you provide more details? Which articles are you expecting to see that aren't showing up?--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:47, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Sage (Wiki Ed). I already gave you the links with the list of articles. Here you see that we have created 33 articles, as I said, and here you can see that the dashboard shows 21 articles created, many articles are missing, so the dashboard does not works well. All the articles have been created during the time of the dashboard, and all editors are in the dashboard. The account is very simple, 33 - 21 = 13. What else or which other detail do you need? Please tell me. Thanks in advance. --Jalu (talk) 02:07, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

I suppose this is because it is set to Article Scoped Program. This feature counts only edits (and article creations and so on) in articles that are (in the Dashboard) assigned to individual participants. Each participant is able to assign articles to themselves, facilitators are able to assign articles to every participant. As I can see, you have 22 articles assigned to individual participants. Out of those 22 articles, 21 were created and one was modified. This is just what the Dashboad says. If you assign more articles to your participants, the Dashboard will include them in its statistics. If you want all edits made by your participants, then it cannot be set as Article Scoped program (I'd suggest to not set any specific course type). As the course ended, if you decide to change the type, then you must press schedule data update button in order to get data updated (automatic updating is disabled for courses that already ended, as number of created articles usually doesn't change after a course ended). Is this more clear to you? Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 05:03, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Drafts are not counted as new articles when published[edit]

Hi, I was begi nning tp gather information on a campaign run in 2018 and I noticed that at least here (I did not check for the others) drafts published are not counted as new articles which is problemetic ti know how many new articles have been published. How can I get these figures? Kind regards, Nattes à chat

@Nattes à chat: Could you link a few articles that should have been counted but weren't? Thanks, Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 14:33, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

User renaming is not detected[edit]

On (where all users were added by myself, not with individual inscription), one user account has been renamed while editing (GhostrwriteuseGhostwriteuse). I had to manually remove the old username and add the new one, after having seen the name didn’t change while other changes (octets count, edit list) had been processed. — Ltrlg (talk),

campaign miscategorized -- how can I move it to Asian Month?[edit]

I made an error with my categorization. It should be WAM (Asian month). How can I move it from Miscellanea to Asian Month? Will this affect getting the event's totals into WAM stats overall?

thanks, CatonMA2 (talk) 05:09, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

@CatonMA2: You can change the course category by clicking Edit Details on the program page. However, I'm not seeing any campaigns for Wikimedia Asian Month. Are you sure that campaign has already been created? Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 10:38, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation: cannot edit the page[edit]


When I try to edit a page in Wikipedia translation I receive the following message:

'A page with the title XXX exists in the target wiki. Consider giving the page a different title. This is an ongoing translation by USER. Please make sure you coordinate with the user who translated the current translation.'

I can't figure out why is this happening. Interestingly, it does not happen with every page. Can it be that the number of users that can simultaneously translate the same page for the same language pair is somehow restricted? I noticed that a similar question was already asked here but it was never answered. I hope I'll be more lucky.

I'd appreciate any help.

@AleksTr II: Could you clarify what you're attempting to translate? Also, you can sign your talk page posts with ~~~~ :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 14:23, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Who manages the outreach dashboard?[edit]

Is there a list of admins for this product? — xaosflux Talk 23:44, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: Hi. What you are looking for is at Programs & Events Dashboard/Admins. --Joalpe (talk) 00:02, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
@Joalpe: thank you! — xaosflux Talk 00:05, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

af Writing competition dashboard not working[edit]

Hello, the Afrikaans Writing Competition Dashboard seems to have cleared its self and is no longer displaying any data on articles created, number of edits and other such metrics. I also cant seem to scheduled a data update either. Could someone please look into this for us or let us know if we have done anything wrong? Thanks, --Discott (talk) 12:34, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Hmm. The activity feed seems to be working correctly. It looks like the course title has an extra space at the end. I wondered if that was causing something to break in the overall stats so I changed it with the intention of changing it back. Unfortunately the Edit Details form trims extra whitespace, so I can't change it back. This means the URL has changed - it no longer has an underscore at the end ( Doubly unfortunately, this didn't fix anything. @Sage (Wiki Ed): Do you know why the overall stats aren't updating here? Also, I filed an issue about the trailing whitespace problem. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 15:14, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Pinging @Discott:. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 15:16, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Discott, Samwalton9 (WMF): it's set with the 'Article Scoped Program' type, so it will only show stats for articles that are assigned or within a tracked category. If you want to track all edits to Afrikaans Wikipedia made by the participants, you should change the type to 'Generic Course'.-- 19:25, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Ah, good to know. I will change it back to 'Generic Course' then and see what happens. Thanks Samwalton9 (WMF).--Discott (talk) 20:20, 4 January 2019 (UTC)


Hello, I am Yakam Cressence, computer engineer and currently Outreachy intern contributing to wiki Foundation project. So glad to be part of this community.

Using the Dashboard for #1Lib1Ref[edit]

Hi everyone,
In Canada, we are doing a friendly competition for the #1Lib1Ref campaign. Since we have to register all edits of the participants to determine the winning institution, using the Dashboard seems to be the best option. But I have some reserves since it's not really possible to know what part of the data is dedicated to adding references. Words Added seems to be the best indicator to determine the winner, but it doesn't say where those words were added. For example, if a participant upload a ton of infos on wikidata, the Words Added numbers will be very high even if there were not a single reference added. Any tips or idea on how to use the Dashboard for that kind of competition? Lea-Kim (talk) 17:16, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Lea-Kim: - I love the idea of this competition! Unfortunately, as far as I'm aware the dashboard doesn't currently have any way to track the number of references added unfortunately. That's actually data that's missing more broadly, there isn't any direct log of references/links added on Wikimedia projects (though it's something we're working on as part of the Knowledge Integrity program at the WMF) so I'm not sure you'll find any tool that's capable of doing this. One solution might be to have participants use a specific hashtag when they make an edit which adds citations (like #1lib1refcite), and track those using the Hashtags tool, but obviously some manual work would be required to delve into each edit to count the number of individual citations added, if you wanted to get that granular. @Sage (Wiki Ed): Do you have any thoughts on this? Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 11:35, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Many thanks for the swift answer @Samwalton9: - Using the specific hashtags is what we will do this year again. It's a lot more work, but last year it kind of worked. Of course, if in any way it was possible, one day, to track added references, this would be a game changer. With "only" 13 institutions participating this year it's manageable, but if we have 50 next year, it's going to be almost impossible to use the hashtags. --Lea-Kim (talk) 13:49, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
It's a data stream so many people would find useful - we're really hoping to have it before next year's event! Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 15:07, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Lea-Kim, Samwalton9 (WMF): Hmm... I think we actually could come up with an 80% solution to counting refs added pretty easily. The Dashboard already fetches ORES data for each revision, and that data includes the number of ref tags (example). So we could pretty easily calculate the number of refs added to an article, with the caveat that it would also include references added by other people in between the tracked edits. I'll add an issue for it; that might make a nice project for a Google Summer of Code / Outreachy intern.--Sage (Wiki Ed) 18:11, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
+1 for this request, this year I have been doing it manually (fr:Wikipédia:1Lib1Ref/UBM/2019) but if it was available in the exported file that would save me a lot of time (to add more reference :p) ! Symac (talk) 08:02, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Children's Centre[edit]

Please what is the enrollment key for Children's Centre. I created the program two days ago but forget to save the enrollment key link to share with members.

If you log in on the Dashboard, you'll be able to see the passcode for your program, in the 'Details' section of the Home tab.--Ragesoss (talk) 18:17, 16 January 2019 (UTC)


FYI, please see w:en:Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/OutreachDashboardBot#OutreachDashboardBot for a Bot Trial request for a service account for the dashboard to prevent ratelimit issues for coordinators. — xaosflux Talk 02:45, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Gender mismatch in Question[edit]

On the Notability page ( I'm told in Question 4 that my sister has an academic journal on "Dog Eat Dog", but she is then referred to as 'he' in two subsequent sentences in that paragraph. Hope this can be fixed. Nick Moyes (talk) 09:54, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Hmm. Looks like this was actually fixed 6 months ago - @Sage (Wiki Ed): Any idea why this hasn't made it into the dashboard? I just did a manual 'Reload from Source' but that doesn't seem to have fixed it. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 20:27, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
Samwalton9 (WMF), Nick Moyes: Fixed! It didn't updated before because the latest revision of the page never got marked for translation after the copyedit. When translation is enabled for a page, the dashboard will pull from the English translation page (based on the latest revision marked for translation) rather than the root page. I just marked it for translation and refreshed again.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:38, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks folks. @Samwalton9: Is it worth me repeating some feedback I gave via a form today about two places where there are also conflicts around the 'Save changes' issue? (We're still see quite a few confused editors coming to the Teahouse who are unsure where the 'Save' button is.) Firstly, as it would impossible to update all the old embedded YouTube videos that referred to 'Save', could I suggest a notice is added to this introductory page to explain the mismatch? Then, on the Make Your Mark page the text itself needs updating. Cheers, Nick Moyes (talk) 21:54, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
Of course! Since that content is hosted here on Meta it's simply a case of making a quick edit (and pinging @Sage (Wiki Ed): to mark the page for translation). I've also made a note on the first page. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 01:03, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Request account workflow challenges[edit]

Hello anyone following, please see w:en:Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_permissions#Facilitator_account_creation_walk_through for some issues that look like they could be easy-wins with the user interface. — xaosflux Talk 16:19, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Nelze se přihlásit do pojektu[edit]


z mně neznámého důvodu se mi nedaří připojit k pojektu - kliknu na Připojit a načte se mi naprosto prázdná stránka. Nevíte, co s tím?

Díky moc

Pěkný den, ráda pomohu, ale potřebuji více informací. Napište mi prosím na mail . --Gabriela Boková (WMCZ) (talk) 13:01, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Tracking across projects[edit]

Does/can the dashboard track contributions across projects? English Wikipedia is my home project, and one user in my edit-a-thon is wondering why their contributions on the French Wikipedia don't seem to be counted in the totals. I think that's because of the settings, but I wonder if it would be useful to have a feature that allows tracking across a set of projects instead of just one. Wugapodes (talk) 18:54, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Wugapodes: Hi. If this is a specific event, the best strategy is to add up the specific entry the student has worked on as an assigned article on the Editors tab on the Dashboard. Then, it will monitor contributions to this entry in French. Does this make sense? --Joalpe (talk) 10:42, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Articles edited - adding suggested articles[edit]

Hello! I started adding some suggested articles, but I encountered a strange error. Once I add a suggested article and then click the Articles tab, I get several red ribbons popping up with the message "There was an error:" and I am unable to keep scrolling down. This only happens immediately after adding an article to the suggested list, and is possibly triggered by scrolling my mouse over the Remove button.

Bonjour si possible de m'édifier comment faire pour participer et faire un événement Dashboard Merci de votre compréhension

download/ assignment of the article[edit]

I cannot download to dashboard my english version of article opioid induced endocrinopathy, only the swedish one. Lenka

Hi! It looks like this is working now; I see the English version in the list at
The likely reason it didn't show up earlier is that there were no English Wikipedia articles listed as assignments for that course, so the Dashboard was not checking English Wikipedia for contributions. There's now one English Wikipedia assignment, so any contributions from that course on English Wikipedia should be tracked going forward.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:39, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

la langue et le projet invalid[edit]

bonjour Veiller m'aider à résoudre ce problème car quand j'envoie le Dashboard on me répond que la langue et le projet invalid

Hi! Can you provide more details about what you are trying to do?--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:41, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

art and feminism dashboard not working[edit]

Hi, Our edit-a-thon is starting NOW but clicking the join button gives a message that "the course has ended.' The time listed on the page is correct: 1pm PST - 4:30PST. HElp!

Could you give us a link to your session? — xaosflux Talk 05:20, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

account creator permission?[edit]

Do we need to get account creator permission this year? Can I get this, our event is starting. User:Teri librari

@Teri librari: if you use the dashboard, you no longer need to sign up for account creator. — xaosflux Talk 05:19, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Automatic enrollment wasn't working for Edit-a-thon dashboard[edit]

Hi, When editors tried to enroll in one of our edit-a-thons the other day and this morning, the automatic enrollment did not work and the page prompted a passcode to enroll. Now, the same editors say that the same link allows them to enroll. I put the passcode in the dashboard description just in case this happens again. Any idea why it might work sometime and not others?

Thanks, Jayzlimno (talk) 15:16, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Dashboard not updating[edit]


I created this program to gather all the edits of the course participants in 2018. Not sure why it is not updating. Some edits are shown under "Activity" but the majority of data is missing. Can anyone help? Cheers Keren - WMIL (talk) 10:27, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Since it was created well after the end date, it was not set up pull in any data by default. I performed a manual update, so it's showing the stats now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:07, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Sage! I appreciate it very much. How can one set up a program to pull the data in a case such as this, where we want to check retroactively? Keren - WMIL (talk) 15:34, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Keren - WMIL: Once you've set up the program, you can click the 'Schedule data update' button (which should appear in the Actions section beneath the Details). That will put it into a queue for a one-time update.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:05, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Event Dashboard not registering data[edit]

The dashboard for my event -

is not registering any changes our editors are making to the article. Please could you help out.

Our Edit-a-thon event isn't showing accurate articles/edits figures even after scheduled data updates[edit]

On March 6th we hosted an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon:

We had 15 editors attend, as you can see, and all but a couple did some editing. But when you view the list of Editors, most have no contributions listed. The total articles edited, total edits, and words added are all well below what they should be. For instance, look at these editors contribution histories during the time frame of the event (1pm - 4:30pm PT on 2019-03-06):

While there are some edits represented on the Editors page, the totals seem to have missed a lot of activity and some people who definitely did some work have nothing but zeroes listed. I've tried clicking the Schedule Data Update button on the program's home page a couple times on different days, yet our figures haven't changed.

I don't know if this is related, but we had some odd time problems with our event. While I'm sure I didn't enter these times originally, the event was showing up as the right time zone but being very late at night (like 8pm to past midnight) the day before the event, so I corrected it back to 1-4:30pm PT. Then, on the day of the event, I was told that even after the edit-a-thon had started at 1pm people were receiving a message that they couldn't join because the event hadn't begun yet. Not knowing what to do, I broadened the time range to encompass the whole day (1am - 10:30pm PT) and suddenly folks could join again.

Yikes. You're the second person in the last couple days noting issues like this, and I finally realized the problem. 10 days ago we deployed an update that included a timezone bug, so that the time shown as your local time as actually UTC. We just deployed a fix, so the time it shows now should be accurate in terms of what gets tracked. I think we're going to add a 12 hours buffer at the start/end of each event set up in the last 10 days, just so we can make sure all the cases like this one end up counting the edits they should. Thank you for the detailed problem report!--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:36, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Here is the list of courses we updated.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 00:00, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! It looks like our totals are all fixed. Really appreciate the quick fix. Phette23 (talk) 21:43, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello we seem to not be able to get onto the said programme

Activity Tracking: DC NMWA ArtAndFeminism 2019[edit]


We saw the notice about the bug, but we still can't get our activity tracking timeframe to cooperate. Our event started at 10AM and will end at 2:30PM EST, but the tracking time keeps reverting back to 10AM. In other words, it shows the activity tracking time ending and starting at the same time (10AM0. No matter how many time we correct and save it, it reverts back to 10AM.

Also, we are able to see our activity in the 'Activity' tab, but edits aren't showing in the real time at the banner on the top on 'Home'.


Ariel Cetrone (WMDC): that's weird; I'm not sure why it wasn't saving your time changes. I just changed it and updated the data, and it looks like it's working properly now. What operating system and browser were you using?--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:12, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Adding articles to our program[edit]

How can I allow the participants of our Edit-a-Thon to be able to add articles in our Dashboard. Right now they can only find articles. Thank you (Jdbartlett93 (talk) 04:23, 25 March 2019 (UTC))

Jdbartlett93 can you provide more details, and/or URLs where things aren't working as expected? I'm not sure from the description exactly what the problem is.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:08, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Multiple language versions not possible?[edit]

Hi! We have had an event in the Netherlands on March 8 (Wikigap event Maastricht). We have edited in multiple language versions. In the metrics I only see results of 1 language version. I did find this: Home language -- the language prefix that will be most used for contributions (must select only one language. Contributions from all Wikimedia language projects are included in the program, but the article selector tool will use this home language as default and changes to the language prefix must be made manually for each article.) but I do not understand what it means exactly.
Is there a way to see results of all edits on all language versions in 1 result list? --Denise Jansen WMNL (talk) 14:11, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

DDJJ: The current workaround for tracking multiple languages is to add an Assignment or an Available Article for each wiki other than the home language that you want to track. If you do that and then click 'schedule data update', it should include metrics for all the wikis you added.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:17, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Tracking pageviews![edit]

Hi! I have a question about the trackingnumbers in a program. I wonder if the dashboard continues to measure page views after the events end time? Kind regards, Mia Jacobsson (WMSE) (talk) 12:23, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Mia Jacobsson (WMSE): The pageview tracking continues for a short time after the end of the event — about 30 days — but won't be updated after that.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:18, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Sage (Wiki Ed): Thank you for your reply! I also have another question. It seems like the statistics of pageviews on articles at the dashboard not always correspond to the the amount of pageviews during the same dates if you go to the Pageviews Analysis at Wikipedia on the same article. Do you know why it is like this? Kind regards Mia Jacobsson (WMSE) (talk) 07:40, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Mia Jacobsson (WMSE) There's some lag before pageviews get imported, typically about a day. It also only counts page views starting from the first day a page was edited (rather than the start of the event, if that's earlier). If you're seeing cases where that wouldn't explain it, please point me to some examples and I can look into it further.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:09, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Sage (Wiki Ed) Hi, thank you for your answer! I have one good example. It is an article over the topic concerning Nuclear Proliferation and you'll find it's numbers here and if you compare it with the pagewievs in this article it doesn't looks the same. Can you find out what is wrong? I'm so grateful that you are helping me out with this. Mia Jacobsson (WMSE) (talk) 06:51, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
The first edit from the course to that page was on March 27. The Dashboard currently shows 3297 views, which I think corresponds to this period, March 28 through April 6. The Dashboard started counting from the day after the edit was made (since we don't know how many views from March 27 are from before the edit), and only has data imported through April 6 so far.-- 22:22, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

activity is being tracked even after end date[edit]

Activity is being tracked even after end date of the editathon here -- Balajijagadesh (talk) 16:36, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

@Balajijagadesh: Could please explain the problem in more detail? It would be great if you can explain which metric(s) make you feel that the activity is being tracked beyond the end date. KCVelaga (talk) 16:44, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
@KCVelaga: The Activity for the event mentioned is as follows: tracking start: 2019-01-01 00:00 India Standard Time Activity tracking end: 2019-03-31 23:59 India Standard Time. but in the activity tab the edits in the month april is also shown. -- Balajijagadesh (talk) 18:12, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
@Balajijagadesh: Please don't worry. The metrics under the "Home" are for the given activity start and end times. Whereas the edits under the "Activity" tab are the recent edits made by editors of this program. But please note that these edits are not counted for the actual metrics. This tool is largely used by Education Program organisers and also for new editor training events, it is for those who wish to check the activity of the newly trained users even after the education program or an edit-a-thon is over. It is similar to the "Recent edits" column under the "Editor" tab. I hope this answers your query :) KCVelaga (talk) 04:15, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed): That brings me to the question, can we rename the tab to "Recent activity" to avoid any confusion? KCVelaga (talk) 04:23, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
@KCVelaga: Thanks for your detailed reply. My doubt is cleared -- Balajijagadesh (talk) 05:23, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
KCVelaga: Good idea. I've made that change, which will go live at the next deployment.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:19, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed): That was quick, thank you so much. KCVelaga (talk) 06:20, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Program Creation keeps stalling when I try to create one[edit]

I have tried on two separate days, in different browsers, to create a #1lib1ref program in the Dashboard. Every time I click the "Create my Program!" button, the screen greys out and I see a "This program is being checked for uniqueness" notice, but the program seems to stall on this screen. Any advice? Or is this a bug for the admins to fix? Thanks! Charm City Archivist (talk) 16:18, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

@Charm City Archivist: What do you mean by "stall"? Are you getting a black screen or something like that? If it is OK, I can create a program for you, and you can edit the settings as you need later. Let me know, KCVelaga (talk) 16:58, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@KCVelaga: The screen greys out a bit (gets lighter), as if a process were running, but then it never moves past that. It would be great if you created a program for us, thanks! I was going to call it #1lib1ref Loyola Notre Dame Library Charm City Archivist (talk) 18:10, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Charm City Archivist: Sorry for the delay, it was actually late night for us in India, so I went to sleep after my last message. Here is the program link for you: These are settings you might want to change; activity tracking start and end times, the Wikimedia project (current it is set to English Wikipedia) - please keep or change according to your need. I already added you as a facilitator, so you can make these changes yourself. This is the link for people to join your program. I hope this will be helpful, and let me know if you need anything else. KCVelaga (talk) 03:51, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
@KCVelaga: Thanks for your help! We've got it all set up and ready to go. Charm City Archivist (talk) 13:42, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Charm City Archivist: Awesome! All the best for the campaign. KCVelaga (talk) 13:46, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Could not access a program[edit]

I am the facilitator of the program ”Operațiile militare postbelice - 1918-1920” conducted on Romanian Wikipedia -,_Universitatea_Babe%C8%99-Bolyai,_Arhivele_Militare_Na%C8%9Bionale/Opera%C8%9Biile_militare_postbelice_-_1918-1920_(ianuarie-decembrie_2019)

I am no longer able to access the program receiving a message „Page not found”.

The program is ongoing now and it is part of the campaign Wiki-Education Romania -

--Macreanu Iulian (talk) 16:15, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@Macreanu Iulian: The link is not working for in my mobile, but it is working perfectly on my desktop. This is probably happening due to too many letters with diacritical marks in the URL. Also, I strongly recommend to cut short the URL to avoid such issues, and it'll also make link sharing easy. For example, "Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai" and "Arhivele Militare Naționale" may be abbreviated as UBB and AMN respectively, for this purpose. Let me if it is working after doing some changes. KCVelaga (talk) 16:56, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you KCVelaga!
The issue still persist. Actualy, the page remain open just for a blink of the eye and than disappear remaining blank, so it is impossible for me to access its menu and make the suggested changes. It did functioned ok in this form for few month, till the last days when something suddenly happened. I tried to open it on different devices and different browsers but nothing worked. --Macreanu Iulian (talk) 05:48, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Macreanu Iulian: May I make some changes for you? KCVelaga (talk) 05:50, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes please! --Macreanu Iulian (talk) 05:51, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Macreanu Iulian: Here is the new link; [3]. There is one more thing you need to remember while accessing the link. Since you've set this as a "private program", the link will only work when you login into the dashboard using your Wikimedia account. Let me know if that is working. KCVelaga (talk) 06:14, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately it does not work. I tried in 3 different browsers (Chrome, Opera and IE) on my desktop. It behaves in the same way (appear for a blink of an eye and disappear). --Macreanu Iulian (talk) 06:20, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Macreanu Iulian: Have tried after logging in into your account? Also I see that there is one more facilitator to the course, Vlad Popovici, please check with the person and see if he/she has the same problem. KCVelaga (talk) 06:28, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I log in/log out every single time. But I discover that actualy I am not able to acces the Home page of the program Home. But I could access the sub-pages if I introduce their web adress in the browsers: Edited Articles, Editors, Activity. If I click on Home, I experience the reported issue.

@Macreanu Iulian: Oh OK. @Sage (Wiki Ed) and Samwalton9 (WMF): Please look into this matter. KCVelaga (talk) 06:47, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

One more case[edit]

Hi I don't seem to be able to access the program I created the URL is still there but I can't seem to view it - I haven't changed any preferences so am wondering if there is someone who might be able to help or has come across a fix for the same problem? Eothan (talk) 09:26, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

@Eothan: It is working for me, when I login into my account, but not when I log out. Are you logged in when you checked the URL? KCVelaga (talk) 10:13, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply - Yes, I was logged in - the problem seems the same on my home and work computer Eothan (talk) 11:29, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Just to add I can access other programs I have set up under the same campaign where the setting is public Eothan (talk) 11:31, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
    • @KCVelaga: just a thought - I have been working on wikidata entries and the only programs I can't access are the ones which seem to be trying to pull in the wikidata edits to subjects I have also made edits to in wikipedia articles which are assigned in the dashboard program? Eothan (talk) 23:44, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

URL Shortner for Dashboard[edit]

@Sage (Wiki Ed), Samwalton9 (WMF), and Lea Lacroix (WMDE): This can probably be considered as a feature request depending upon the solution. With reference to the above section, sharing links of programs on the dashboard is never easy. So I was thinking that it would be great to have a way to shorten these URLs. My first question whether if we can allow shortening of P&E Dashboard links via the newly developed URL Shortner. If not, how about adding shortener like for we have for Wikidata Query service. KCVelaga (talk) 17:06, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Any ways to track edits on Commons?[edit]

Hi, I am planning to run an upload-a-thon and I would like to take advantage of this dashboard. Since categorizing on Commons is also considered to be a part of this upload-a-thon, I would like the Dashboard to analyze edits made on Commons, besides uploads on Commons only. However, I ran into trouble when creating a new program, it doesn't seem like I can set commons as the default project/language. Are there any ways I can get around this? --TechyanTalk) 19:14, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Techyan: You can select Commons as the home wiki by putting `commons` as the language and `wikimedia` as the project.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:51, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks --TechyanTalk) 22:27, 18 June 2019 (UTC)


merci de m'aider à supprimer ce doublon

Support and safety[edit]

Links to which doesn't exist. Rich Farmbrough 22:13 30 June 2019 (GMT).

User:Rich Farmbrough: Thanks! The right target was Event Ban policy, so I've created a redirect.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:36, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Atualização das estatísticas[edit]

Olá, houve edições em artigos há mais de 24 horas pelo editores do meu programa porém as estatísticas não foram atualizadas.

Remove articles from tracking[edit]

Is it (or could it be) possible to remove specific articles from being tracked by an event dashboard? I often get brilliant very experienced editors come along and contribute. Then (whilst newer, slower editors are still finishing their pages and I still need to be tracking) the experienced eds will go home and edit things unrelated to an event. These might skew reporting so is there a way to take them off whilst still capturing the relevant edits? Zeromonk (talk) 19:26, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Zeromonk: Currently, this is only possible if you change the program type to 'Article Scoped Program' and then Assign every article that you do want to track to one of the participants. For an Article Scoped Program, only assigned articles count towards the stats. We have plans to eventually add a feature where you can do the reverse, and choose specific articles that are showing in for the program to be filtered out. This is a possible stretch goal for one of our summer interns, Amit, although it would be quite a lot of work to get that done before the end of his internship.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:34, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed): Thanks so much for the helpful reply - and I wish Amit lots of luck in getting through their work because something like that would be amazing! Please get in touch if I can help to make it a reality. Zeromonk (talk) 15:03, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Zeromonk: Note that we deployed this feature! Amit has a bit left to polish, but it's working nicely now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:43, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed): Thank you so much for the update, this is brilliant news! Zeromonk (talk) 08:24, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Support for Wikiversity and Wikibooks?[edit]

Does this tool provide any amount of support for Wikibooks and Wikiversity? I have a class program which has produced about 500 very good wiki publications in Wikibooks.

I am talking with the v:WikiJournal User Group about submitting these into the WikiJournals for review and cataloging. The WikiJournal is in Wikiversity.

I recognize that Wikibooks and Wikiversity are less popular projects. Still, in all these publications I think we have a foundation of precedent for some academic critique and wiki-style publishing in these platforms. Getting a bit of cohort data would be a big help for me to pilot this use case.

What is the status? Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:15, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

User:Bluerasberry: Sorry, I missed this question earlier. We have moderate support for Wikibooks and Wikiversity. You can track mainspace edits for those projects the same way you can for Wikipedias. As part of his Google Summer of Code project, our intern Amit also added preliminary support for additional namespaces in those projects, so the Dashboard pulls in revisions to the Cookbook, Portal, School, and Collection namespaces... although it doesn't treat those as mainspace article contributions, so they don't count toward top-level stats.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:42, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I plan to give this a try in a class in these next few months to the end of 2019. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:53, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Slow to respond or have I failed to do something?[edit]

I have uploaded at least one image to commons and used it in enwiki since assigning myself as an editor. The activity dashboard tells me no files have been uploaded and nor has anything been edited on wiki. Hope you can tell me what I need to do to make the dashboard work. Program is Women Write Wiki MargaretRDonald (talk) 06:36, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Please ignore. Now visibly working! MargaretRDonald (talk) 06:50, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Counting references seems faulty[edit]

I checked my edit counts including reference counts prior to adding an entirely new reference to an article. My count was 160 before the addition and 160 after. Hope there is some explanation or a fix. (I am talking about the current summary and the summary prior to Scaevola collaris ID: 908165747. Between now and then, a new reference (Stearn, 2004) was added.) MargaretRDonald (talk) 01:33, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

MargaretRDonald: The Dashboard takes some to import reference count data, after the revisions themselves show up on the Dashboard. Now that the older data has all been imported, it should be relatively quick going forward though; references added ought to show up within about an hour or two in most cases. If things still look wrong, let me know and I'll look into it further. The reference data still has some rough edges that we're working out.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:35, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Was still showing the same error last night. In the intervening period since it first showed 160 for me, the count has not changed, but I have started articles, modified articles and so on, all with new references in that period. To me it appears as if it is simply not updating. (Nor has my mate's reference count altered in that time, and she too is a tireless wikipedian, adding text and references on a daily basis....) MargaretRDonald (talk) 03:22, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
MargaretRDonald: It looks like the Dashboard is a little behind for importing the data data for references added. It's ticked up a bit since then. We'll see what we can do to pull in the data in a more timely way.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:24, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Sage (Wiki Ed). I'll check it out again, soon. MargaretRDonald (talk) 01:39, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
wait, we count references now?

How does that work? Where can I see reference counts? Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:01, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

User:Bluerasberry: yes! See, for example, here. It shows the count for a whole program, and for individual articles and users as well (on the respective tab). It only works (somewhat) reliably for English Wikipedia at this point. It's based on ORES features, like this; the Dashboard looks up the ORES data for any given revision along with the data for the parent revision, and the ref count is based on the change between them. In particular, it uses `feature.wikitext.revision.ref_tags` which is the number of "ref" tags within the wikitext.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:37, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed): This feature has been a long time dream! Wow! Can you clarify - when will classes in English Wikipedia get reports in their dashboard instances? Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:55, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
User:Bluerasberry: It works automatically for any not-already-ended programs, like the one I linked above. It should also work for any previous programs, if you click the 'schedule data update' button so that the numbers will get updated for that program; normally, it stops updating programs 30 days after they end. If you notice irregularities or unexpected results, please post the details; we've found a few bugs already, and I'm sure there will be a few more at least.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:09, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
It works, it works! I see hundreds of references counted. I am not sure if the numbers are accurate because I have not checked by hand. I will start to examine this for future programs. If I see problems then I will report them. Blue Rasberry (talk) 09:28, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Real name of the facilitator[edit]

There is no possibility to add real name of the facilitator, once the user is already submittited to a program. There is no [edit] link available. If is deeply absurd that on the Wikipedia page the user (facilitator) is instructed to do such an edit within the dashboard interface, yet there is no option to do so. --KKDAII (talk) 21:32, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

@KKDAII: Sorry about that. Have you tried just removing the user and then adding them back to the program? That should allow you to change the name in the meantime. Wes (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:19, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Reference counts still not updating[edit]

Reference count unchanged. Though articles to which I have added references today show byte count changes while indicating no references added which is simply incorrect. I added at least 6 references to the Barbara Hanrahan article this morning. But the edit count for me has not altered in the last week despite there being many more than just the six I can count for Barbara. MargaretRDonald (talk) 03:44, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

@MargaretRDonald: Could you link the program that you're referring to so we can take a look? :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 15:07, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
WWW finally has updated the references, adding close to 200 in one hit. However it is disconcerting to have to wait more than a week for reference updates while article and upload counts keep pace. So one sees a new article accounted for but its reference count is zero when I know it is six.... MargaretRDonald (talk) 20:27, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Seems to be updating more satisfactorily now. Thanks. MargaretRDonald (talk) 08:02, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Interwiki Women Collaboration III[edit]

We have already created 30 new articles but the dashboard says 0! --Jalu (talk) 21:27, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

@Jaluj: I think the issue is the type of course. I changed it to "Editathon" and you'll now see a number of edits showing up. If you want to keep it as "Article Scoped", you will need to individually assign articles to each Editor (or have them do it themselves). Hope this clarifies! Wes (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:45, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much @Wes (Wiki Ed): --Jalu (talk) 16:15, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Dashbord stopped updating since August 26[edit]


Recently the WMIL team encountered a problem around the Dashboard: According to the Dashboard, users of our courses stopped editing on August 26, 2019. However, in practice, some users continued to work over the time period from the above date until now.

The courses are not over yet, so user tracking should have continue these days.

Does anyone know what the problem is and how to solve it? I am adding a link to one of the course pages as an example.

Cheers, Shai-WMIL (talk) 09:39, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Shai-WMIL: Thanks for reporting the problem. It looks like the process that handles long-running courses stopped about 8 days ago, so none of those courses have been updated since then. I just restarted it, so the system will start working its way through the backlog now. There may be a course that has too much data that caused it to crash, though, so we'll be monitoring it to see what went wrong.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:14, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Dear Sage, Thanks so much for the quick answer and the effective solution. problem solved. Shai-WMIL (talk) 08:32, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Problem to define Home Wiki[edit]

I created the following programme which is part of the campaign

During creation of the programme in field Home wiki "" was entered fixedly without possibility to change. In field Tracked Wikis it was also fixedly placed. There at least I could add and wikidata.

I searched where to change that without success.

Now, I try to add articles from but I can only add articles from That is not possible to change. People from other programms of the campaign have sent me screenshot showing that at this point they can change the project from which articles to add. But I can't.

Please advise.

Best wishes, --Leserättin (talk) 06:28, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

A colleage could change the Home wiki. I still have the problem. To demonstrate I have created a separate program. See Please help because otherwise I cannot use the dashboard. Best wishes, --Leserättin (talk) 15:26, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
Leserättin: Hmm... it sounds like the interface is not working as intended for you. Which operating system and browser (including version number) are you using? Also, if you could send a screenshot of how the home wiki and tracked wikis fields look for you, that might help as well. You can reach me by email at sage at if you wish.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:44, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

I am having exactly the same problem. There seems to be no way to shift the "home wiki" from en.wikipedia to es.wikipedia. (I can add es.wikipedia as a tracked project, though that doesn't seem to work in practice.)

It doesn't help that there is no mention of "home wiki" here or here, though here there is mention of "home project," which is not the terminology used by the Dashboard itself. Not that what is says is helpful: "The project suffix used for the principle organizing project (supports only one project. As for home language above, contributions from all projects will be included, but the article selector tool will use the home project as default, changes to the project must be made manually for each article.)." What does this mean? After all, I can't add an article from the Spanish wikipedia, so how can "changes to the project [...] be made manually for each article"?

This FWIW is the "program": And here is the relevant Wikipedia page for reference:

And in reference to User:Sage (Wiki Ed)'s response above, I generally use Firefox but have the same problem in Safari.

Anyhow, ugh. --Jbmurray (talk) 06:26, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Is anyone monitoring this page? The first half of September might be the time to do so! :) @Sage (Wiki Ed):. --Jbmurray (talk) 15:27, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Start typing into the home wiki field first. Then you should be able to select the wiki from the drop down. Sorry about the confusing UI.--Ragesoss (talk) 15:36, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Aha! Yes, it is very confusing. I repeatedly tried to eras "" before typing. Can I suggest that the field be left blank initially? Anyhow, it worked in the end. Thanks! --00:45, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Fixed, hopefully[edit]

I just deployed an update that should keep people from getting tripped up on the home wiki input... now, when you try to use the dropdown, it will show a placeholder message instructing you to start typing, if there aren't any wikis in the dropdown yet.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:44, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Documentation for coolest tool award?[edit]

Did this win? What is this? Blue Rasberry (talk) 21:24, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: It won in the Outreach category - you can read more at the page linked in the award box - Coolest Tool Award. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 13:09, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Dashboard down![edit]

"500 — internal server error. :-( Something went wrong. Please contact the maintainers of this dashboard to let them know about the problem."

Getting this on main page! Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:34, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

User:Bluerasberry: This was because of the campaign PCORI, which ended up getting saved with no "slug". We recently added the option to edit the slug of a campaign, but we didn't realize it would be possible to remove the slug altogether. I restored the slug to that campaign, so you shouldn't be getting the 500 anymore. (You had that campaign on your home page, so you got the 500 error there. For others, only viewing the campaigns list would have caused a 500.) I've got a fix that will get deployed soon that should stop that from happening again.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:01, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the fix to my campaign and in general. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:03, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikisource contribution tracking [edit]

To track the contributions of Wikimedians on Wikisource Dashboard is a helpful tool.  But currently, I feel that the Dashboard is tracking the zero namespaces on Wikisource. It will more beneficial is the dashboard can also trach the Page namespace. --Ananth subray (talk) 04:52, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

We have an open issue for this; we do import Page namespace contributions, but we don't count them towards the stats yet.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:53, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

What is needed for reference counting support?[edit]

The help text for the reference counter says that "The data comes from the ORES article quality model, and is only available for some languages." What is needed to add support for more languages? I would love to make it work with Norwegian (such as this dashboard) Danmichaelo (talk) 19:43, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

@Danmichaelo: This feature is directly dependent on the languages ORES supports. That support is summarised per-project at this tool, and ORES/Get support explains how to get support for a new project. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 09:17, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Tracked Categories[edit]

Hi, here on we have this Article Scoped Program and I was trying to track category named "Přeštice". The default wiki is but it does not work, its adding non-existing category of the same name. Even if I change the default wiki back and forth, it does not help. Any solution? --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 09:24, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Vojtěch Veselý: This was a bug with the code that generated the URL, which I've just fixed. Even though the link pointed to, it was actually tracking the right category.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:33, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Cool, thanks! --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 18:03, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Campaigns description: trouble with links[edit]

I have some trouble with adding links to campaigns description. See here. There is no blue link and even when you copy the text ( it's a nonexisting page. In the source, however, the link is correct (with underscores):

I was trying to do some tricks with square brackets but it seems it has no effect. --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 18:03, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Vojtěch Veselý: that field uses Markdown syntax, so a link looks like this:
[link text](
I made a quick edit to that campaign as an example. --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:39, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

is our dashboard working[edit]

Hi! I just want to make sure our dashboard is tracking our edits. I think it may just not be updating yet.,_2019)DrLibraryCat (talk) 19:10, 7 October 2019 (UTC) Never mind! It's fixed!DrLibraryCat (talk) 19:26, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

automatically generated URL for editors to enroll in course does not work[edit]

I've created a course on but the link for my students to register themselves for the course leads to a "Page not found" page that tells them that the course does not exist.

I am able to manually add editors by their username though.

[UPDATE] nevermind, my page was set to private which apparently makes it invisible to even those who have a link/are registered editors.

Dashboard not working[edit]

I tried to see this course that I supported yesterday, but it doesn't display anything. I then checked with courses that I am regularly involved with (and am a facilitator for) such as this and still nothing is returned. I can search the list of programs, but not get any data on any of them. Thanks 12:35, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Apologies for that; I messed up a deployment around then. Everything should be in order now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:36, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Campaigns form not working[edit]

I was filling out the form to create a new campaign at [4] and the tool will not let me create a campaign, even though I was filling out the form: it just kept telling me the error that something was blank even thought it wasn't. Astinson (WMF) (talk) 14:13, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Astinson (WMF): Whoops! Nice catch. This happened because of a bit of code that is supposed to take the title and turn it into a URL slug by removing everying but letters and digits and replacing spaces with underscores... but it mishandled the case where the title already meets those conditions because it has no spaces. The fix should be ready soon. Meanwhile, you can work around it now if you create the campaign and include a space in the title, and then edit the title and slug afterwards to remove it.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:35, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Hahaha, okay -- that's a funny bug. Astinson (WMF) (talk) 23:11, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Should be fixed now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:47, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Internal Server Error when trying to add articles[edit]

When trying to add articles to the dashboard to make them available for editing, we're getting a red ribbon error message reading "There was an error: Internal server error" and nothing is added to the dashboard. It is happening whether we use the "find articles" or the "add available articles" method. Editors can also not assign any articles to themselves. @Sage(Wiki_Ed) it looks like you dealt with a similar bug back in 2018--are you able to help with this too? Thanks!

--Mmustard (talk) 18:23, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello! I'm writing from the New Museum in New York. We're hosting an Art+Feminism Wiki Edit-a-thon for the first time on Sunday. Our project page [5] will not allow us to add any articles. I've tried add using the "Find Articles" module and the "Assign Myself an Article" function but they both return the same error message: "There was an error: Internal server error". I've tried this with a few different browsers with the same resulting error message. Any advice on how to rectify the situation would be deeply appreciated! Many thanks, Amye

Hi Mmustard and AMcCarther. Sorry about that; you found the intersection of two small bugs that made a bigger bug. The Dashboard isn't supposed to let you create a program with + in the title, but it looks like it doesn't actually stop you like it used to. Also, assigning articles is the one action that has a bit of old code that doesn't work when there's a + in the title. I'm working on a fix for both of these things. If you haven't already started sharing the page, the quickest workaround would be to rename the program to remove the plus sign; after doing that, it should work immediately. Otherwise, I expect to have the fix ready and deployed later today or tomorrow, once it's been tested and reviewed.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:05, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:46, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi @Sage(Wiki_Ed) Looks totally fixed now! Thank you so much for the explanation and for your help! --Mmustard (talk) 14:33, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Event photos added to Commons before Dashboard created[edit]

Hello, I set up the dashboard for an event after the first photos were uploaded to Commons [6]. Could these photos be added to the stats for the vent ? Thanks for helping me out, I am still learning how to use this great tool! GastelEtzwane (talk) 12:12, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

GastelEtzwane: Are they showing up now? They should get imported as long as you list the activity tracking start date early enough to cover when they were uploaded.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:53, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
Sage (Wiki Ed):Yes, thanks a lot and sorry about the delay in getting back to you. GastelEtzwane (talk) 23:57, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Articles Created number is not correct[edit]

Hi, in the program Wiki Club 2019, there is a problem with the number of Articles Created. I see the number 5, which is not correct number, as only in May there were more than 500 articles created. Regards, - Violetova (talk) 22:28, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

User:Violetova: Can you provide a few examples of articles that were created that are not showing up? It looks like the Wiki Club 2019 program is set to track but not; if you're looking for articles from, you can add that to the tracked wikis and it should update soon to include more contributions.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:57, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi Sage (Wiki Ed), you are right, is mistake, those editors work on I updated now, but counting from January is lost, I suppose? Regards, - Violetova (talk) 15:22, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
Violetova. Counting from the start date of the program should still work. If there are some missing stats, let me know and I'll try to figure out why.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:13, 13 November 2019 (UTC)


Olá professor eu comecei meu verbete sem estar logada, algum problema?

Larissa Galvão (talk) 20:18, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

arts+feminism editathon Dec 12[edit]

Hey, dashboard folks! I learned of an editathon happening next month at an art museum near me and reached out to the event coordinator with an offer to help, will be meeting with her tomorrow (Thursday Nov 21). I've never attended an editathon before, and it sounds like she doesn't have an account yet on enwiki. Eeek. I'm an admin on enwiki, so I can help with event coordinator and account creation, but what else should I be doing? What do I need to ask her/tell her tomorrow? --Valereee (talk) 16:24, 20 November 2019 (UTC)