Talk:Programs & Events Dashboard

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Metric decreases...[edit]

I'm participating in a challenge and I've noticed more than once that my metric decreases as well as one of my co-challengers. E.g.: from 1500 to 1439. How should I understand this? --VALENTIN NVJ (talk) 12:54, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[]

VALENTIN NVJ: I'm guessing that you mean a decrease in the 'Recent Edits' count from here? If that's the metric you mean, it's because that counts only the number of edits made within the past 7 days, not the total number of edits throughout the event.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:19, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[]
No Sage (Wiki Ed), but here.--VALENTIN NVJ (talk) 19:44, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[]
VALENTIN NVJ: which metric decreased? --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:28, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[]
Yes Sage (Wiki Ed); the number of metric (Number of Modification) often decreases. I can sleep with 1900 contributions and arrive in the morning, it decreases to 1500. that's what I don't understand why? --VALENTIN NVJ (talk) 20:33, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[]
VALENTIN NVJ: It sounds like you are talking about the 'Recent Edits' column from the Editors Overview, which currently shows 1860 for you. This is the number of edits that the Dashboard has tracked from you within the last 7 days. (If you are talking about a different metric, you can email (sage @ me a screenshot of the metric you mean, and I can look into it further.) --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:40, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[]
Exactly the "Recent changes" column I was talking about Sage (Wiki Ed). Yesterday I had 1860 but look at today how it still decreased to 1619 instead of advancing. This dashboard also counts for a competition where there will be prizes to win at the end. So this kind of bag may distort the final result. Please see what happens! --VALENTIN NVJ (talk) 16:37, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
The 'recent edits' stat is not a good metric to use for a competition; it's not intended to count the total number of edits, it's intended to highlight which users have been most active within the last week.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:49, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]

Hi I cannot find the eventbrite/Zoom link for the event Anyone able to send me this? Karen

Why aren't some articles counted?[edit]

Hi, I'm creating this dashboard, but it doesn't count two assigned article: id:Gereja Pentakosta Isa Almasih Indonesia Efata Salatiga & id:Gereja Kristen Jawa Salib Putih. I don't know why. I have set the start and end dates and selected two Wikipedias. Edits were made in the period and in the selected Wikipedias, but still the two articles aren't counted. Cahyo (WMID) (talk) 03:33, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[]

Cahyo (WMID): thanks for catching this! This was because of some incorrect data due to a bug that I fixed recently. I thought the bug only affected the "recent revisions" list for user, and didn't notice that the incorrect data would also affect statistics and the 'edited articles' list for an Article Scoped Program, so a little more data cleanup is necessary. I've fixed the data for your event, and I'm working on cleaning up the data for other affected events now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:24, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[]
Sage (Wiki Ed): Thank you! Looks great now! Cahyo (WMID) (talk) 03:25, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[]

#1lb1ref may-june 2021 dashboard[edit]

  1. 1lib1ref may-june 2021 dashbooard : the dashboard includes the stats for the wikidata references which is not a part of the the #1lib1ref challenge (if it is, can I get a source please). Is there anyway to get the real numbers (without going to each participant library and clicking on their articles). French speaker here, sorry for the grammar--Scully1181 (talk) 12:39, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Scully1181[]
Scully1181: If you want to exclude the references for Wikidata edits, you can download a CSV of all the articles edited for the campaign and calculate it from that. The CSV includes a row for each article edited, including the wiki and count of net references added or removed, so you could filter out all the Wikidata entries and then sum the rest. Use the "Download stats" option here and click "Pages Edited".--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:31, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[]

How do I unenrol from a course[edit]

Hey there, I just accidentally joined the Summer of Wikivoyage 2021 Kosovo and Albania program, thinking I would be able to assist new editors. But I realised that is for the new contributors minutes later, and not to track contributions from new editors. How do I unenrol? Thanks! SHB2000 (talk | contibs | en.wikivoyage | w:User:SHB2000) 01:59, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]

@SHB2000: I don't see you on the editors list for that event, were you able to remove yourself ok? — xaosflux Talk 14:25, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Seems like someone removed me. Thank you to whoever did that :) SHB2000 (talk | contibs | en.wikivoyage | w:User:SHB2000) 22:37, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Delete test[edit]

Could someone take the following test from "Miscellanea", so that I can delete the program? Thanks.

--Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 17:30, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[]

@Felipe da Fonseca: looks like this is done? — xaosflux Talk 17:47, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Xaosflux Yes, thank you very much. --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 17:56, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Translation and question[edit]

Hello, there are categories without translation, the following: "articles I am creating" and "articles I am improving", these categories are not available for translation either. I would also like to ask a question: how do I get the program to automatically add a template on the user page from the novice participant editors? Thanks, --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 22:22, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Felipe da Fonseca: Thanks! I've put fixing those untranslated messages on my list and will get them into the translation system soon. To get the Dashboard to automatically add a template to a user page whenever they join a Dashboard program/event/course, the wiki needs to have automatic edits configured (which is done only for pt.wikipedia, cs.wikipedia, and pt.wikiversity so far).--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:51, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Felipe da Fonseca: Those messages are available for translation on now. Thanks again.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:56, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Sage (Wiki Ed) thanks. --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 19:11, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[]

siima rebecca[edit]

AM siima rebecca alibrarain at INES RUHENGERI IN RWANDA .lam afemale ugandan

Adding to list of wikis[edit]

Hi there, I am trying to organise an edit-a-thon on MicroWiki and I have just discovered this tool. Would it be possible to add the wiki to the list of wikis, so I can track the contributions of the people participating? Mattplaysthedrums (talk) 03:17, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]

@Mattplaysthedrums: I expect that an administrator for would have to install the software. So far as I know, there are no documented precedents of installation outside the Wikimedia platform, so setting this up may not be straightforward. Here is the software
For context, the Wikipedia ecosystem manages itself, and each other wiki elsewhere has separate administration. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:12, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Mattplaysthedrums: the Dashboard code is built to a significant extent around Wikimedia wikis, as it uses the a Wikipedia account for login and it gets edit data from the Wiki Replicas. Adding support for arbitrary MediaWiki sites would be technically possible, but it would be a a pretty substantial amount of work.--User:Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:57, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[]
@Sage (Wiki Ed): An administrator from MicroWiki took one look at the code for the installation and almost fainted. I don't think that it will be installed anytime soon. Mattplaysthedrums (talk) 03:31, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Programs & Events Dashboard error[edit]

Hi, Programs & Events Dashboard is having an internal server error. When will the error be fixed? I need to check my programs. Thank you in advance. Cahyo (WMID) (talk) 07:16, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Cahyo (WMID): It should be working properly now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:23, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Programs & Events Dashboard and The stopping of the Wikimedia hashtag search for several days.[edit]

Hello everyone

I thought I was the only one but now I see that there are many of us

The first: since August 3, 2021 the page (Wikimedia hashtag search) is no longer disappointing and I can no longer follow the changes.

Second: For a week also the local page (OutreachDashboard campaign) no longer appears at all and there I do not know what to do :.

And long before all this, the campaign tracking pages (OutreachDashboard campaign) and the one (Wikimedia hashtag search) was not consistent in the results because the page (OutreachDashboard campaign) was too far ahead too even when I take into account on refresh days.

Today I do not know what to do and I am stuck because the participants ask me if their contributions are changing.

In the hope of an answer.--Azogbonon (talk) 12:46, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[]

There was configuration problem with the database server, which I just fixed; your event should be available again now. Can you explain more precisely what you mean about it being"too far ahead"? --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:25, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Hello dear friend --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) as I was not a target I did not see your answer quickly, it was just this morning I just saw it and thank you for the speed. Yes the outreachdashboard but the Wikimedia hashtag search one remains blocked on August 3, 2021. for my purposes (too far) it is better to show you the two links and to see the number of images inserted in the articles and to make the comparison of the two maybe I am wrong. outreachdashboard and Wikimedia hashtag search. Thank you for the answer.--Azogbonon (talk) 08:51, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Azogbonon: Thank you for the links. What are you trying to measure with each of these tools? The Dashboard does not directly track the number of images inserted into articles; it focuses on images uploaded to Commons (and whether or not they are used in articles), but won't count images uploaded by other users that get added to articles by the tracked users.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:56, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Error accessing Dashboard[edit]

Dear Dashboard team, My excellent colleague, W:User:Leedsproject2019, is experiencing difficulty using the Outreach dashboard. When she logs in, she gets a message saying "Leedsproject2019 has not participated in any courses." However, when she or I paste in the URL for her user account ([1] this one) we are able to see her course stats, including both the courses she has participated in as a student and as an instructor. Without being able to log in, she can view her stats but is not able to set up new courses so a speedy resolution would be really helpful for some forthcoming events. Could someone please investigate? Thanks in advance! Zeromonk (talk) 12:52, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Zeromonk, Leedsproject2019: I don't have any immediate ideas on what might be going wrong; I don't think I've seen this bug before. If one or both of you could email me screenshots (to sage @ of what the dashboard home page looks like when you log in and the place you see that 'has not participated' message, that would help me begin trying to figure out what's going on.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:19, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Note: we got this sorted out over email.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:05, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Bug report for dashboard[edit]

Hi, this is a short bug report

I'm unable to view students who have the question mark in their username as the last character (username ends with a "?"). It seems to be unable to identify that as a legitimate username.

Regards, --1233 T / C 16:50, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]

1233: thanks for the bug report. Can you post an example of a username you had this problem with?--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:09, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[]

CaesSion? 1233 T / C 07:03, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[]

1233: I think I've got this fixed now: --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:37, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[]

"Not an existing user"[edit]

Hi, we have an issue with adding user:Sabkaa to our project. When we try it, there is an error message: "There was an error: Sorry, Sabkaa is not an existing user." Which is obviously fault. Any idea how to solve this? Thanks --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 14:44, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Vojtěch Veselý: The problem here was that this user doesn't have an account on the home wiki for the project (cs.wikipedia), which is where the Dashboard looks for the username. So even though the account existed on en.wikipedia and pl.wikipedia, it couldn't be found when the system queried cs.wikipedia. In trying to figure out what was going on, I worked around the problem so I went ahead and added Sabkaa to the project. I'll make a note to update the error message to explicitly note the wiki, which should hopefully make it more apparent how to fix the problem when someone else runs into it.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:54, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[]
User:Sage (Wiki Ed): Thanks for the workaround. So in the future will it be possible to add a participant like this one? (The pl.wikipedia was in Tracked wikis, maybe it should help to fix the problem?) --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 17:45, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Vojtěch Veselý: If the user simply visits the wiki while logged in, their account should autocreate there. — xaosflux Talk 18:51, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Vojtěch Veselý:: As Xaosflux say, making sure the user has an account on the home wiki (by visiting that wiki) is the fix any time this comes up. The error message will now say, specifically, something like "Sabkaa is not an existing user on".--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:14, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Why is non-existing domain allowed as a Home wiki?[edit]

Hi, I wonder why can I choose non-existing domain, such as "" (the correct is ""), as a Home wiki, when creating a new Program? Sometimes our volunteers type it by mistake and then it looks like it works, but of course it does not collect any data and they are confused. --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 17:43, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Vojtěch Veselý: we had `cz` as possible wiki prefix, which is why it was possible to select that as a home wiki when creating a new program. (I'm removing it soon.) However, I'm not sure why it could have looked like it works, since whenever a new wiki gets entered, the Dashboard will check to make sure that wiki actually exists. When I try to put "" as a wiki for a program, I get an error message (and no new program actually gets created, because of this error). Does that sound like what happened with your volunteers?--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:40, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]
User:Sage (Wiki Ed): Thanks for removing it! Maybe I got it wrong and the program never worked. But still the error message probably was not specific enough for them to solve it. Regardless, thanks for the reply. --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 19:10, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Dashboard for Ada Lovelace Day - 24 hour Global Edit-a-thon[edit]

It would be great if someone experienced with the Dashboard could check to see if we managed to track edits and new articles on more than just en.wikipedia, Wikidata and uploads to Commons. We had hoped to gather data on the worldwide editathon on 12 October. Wikipedia:Meetup/Ada Lovelace Day gives details of the participating countries. Your help would be appreciated.--Oronsay (talk) 01:40, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Oronsay: There's no way to automatically track edits on all wikis, but you've correctly set it up to en.wikipedia, ha.wikipedia, Wikidata, and Multilingual Wikisource (, as opposed to or any other version). You can add any additional wikis you need to track, once you know them, and it should import the edits to those wikis.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:29, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Sage (Wiki Ed), thank you for reassuring me about the tracking we'd set up. I do understand that we would have to add the different language wikipedias individually. We were asked to add dag.wikipedia - but I was unable to do so and have no idea why. Can you help with this?--Oronsay (talk) 17:02, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Oronsay: Dagani wasn't on the Dashboard's list of languages. I've just added it and deployed the update, so you should be able to add that one now.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:32, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Great news and many thanks, Sage (Wiki Ed). Successfully added.--Oronsay (talk) 17:48, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[]