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Research on RfAs - Looking for help[edit]

Within the framework of a research project, we are investigating the Requests for Adminship (RfA) process on English Wikipedia. We are especially interested in learning how English Wikipedia determines who are qualified administrators. We want to understand the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia’s voting processes and identify factors that could distort these processes. Ideally our study helps to determine how the process can be further improved. To this end, we have already evaluated the thousands of English Wikipedia elections on RfAs held between 2004 and 2014. We would like to discuss our results with Wikipedians and discover answers to our unanswered questions.

Therefore, we are currently looking for interviewees. I talked with User:LZia_(WMF) and asked for advice on how to communicate with enwiki community about our need for interviews and she suggested I reach out to you via this Village Pump. Ideally, you will have already participated in a Wikipedia vote and/or are considering voting yourself. It would be great if we could have a short conversation by phone / Skype / Zoom, of around 30-45 minutes. To thank you for your participation, we can offer you 85 US-Dollars (or €75). We are happy to transfer the money to you or if you prefer to the Wikimedia foundation.

This interview will be used to provide background information for the evaluation of the quantitative data that we have already collected. We plan to publish our results both in scientific journals and publicly online for any interested professionals.

Data protection: If you agree, we would like to record the interview. This data will only be available to the project team. If any quotes from the interview are used in publications, they will be pseudonymized.

The research team is composed of Helge Klapper (Erasmus University), Linus Dahlander (ESMT) and myself, Henning Piezunka (INSEAD). If you are interested, please contact me via — Preceding unsigned comment added by Henningpiezunka (talkcontribs) 10:08, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

As a follow-up, I reached out to one of the researchers via their university contact, who has confirmed the research is occurring. Nosebagbear (talk)
@Nosebagbear: I can confirm that I have talked with User:Henningpiezunka about their research at a very high level, and I indeed recommended that they directly reach out to enwiki community and seek for input/participation given that the focus of their study is enwiki. For further clarity given that I'm writing this message with my WMF account: I'd like to point out that this is not a WMF Research collaboration, a WMF project or a project WMF has vetted. I provided general advice to User:Henningpiezunka in terms of interacting with you all and what I understand as the correct course of action in a case like this. I leave the decision to participate and at what level to you all as a community. If there is anything I can do to support you in your decision making, please don't hesitate to reach out. And as always: thank you for your support of research on the Wikimedia projects. --LZia (WMF) (talk) 16:45, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Henningpiezunka, good luck with your research, please check the histories of interviewees as those most motivated to participate may fall outside mainstream Wikipedia views. A good litmus test would be: generally agreeing with the consensus on RFA decisions with not more than 10% of arguments going against the consensus. Guy (help!) 14:29, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
Actually that would be a very poor litmus test indeed - many of us avoid pile-ons & mainly vote when the numbers are close, or the consensus just seems wrong. Johnbod (talk) 18:56, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
I'd suggest also posting on WT:RFA. Galobtter (pingó mió) 14:53, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
I'd be happy to be interviewed. I nominated ten successful candidates between 2010 and 2016 and maintain some stats on the RFA process. ϢereSpielChequers 12:47, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Contact the address above then. Johnbod (talk) 18:56, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Reader survey results[edit]

I finally caught up on a Wikipedia readership survey, which you can listen to in the second half of (The first half is about the re-use of Wikipedia's contents, with a shoutout during the questions at the end to the United Nations for re-using some content while getting the attribution/licensing correct.) See mw:Wikimedia Research/Showcase for more information and links to previous content.

Age: Most readers are under the age of 25. This survey was taken at a time when many countries were not in school, so this is pretty much a year-round baseline.

Language: Every other person reading your article is not a native speaker of English. User:Dank, I'm not sure that this should be considered at all when you're looking for WP:Brilliant Prose, but it's something that other editors, such as User:Doc James, may want to take into account for other purposes.

Why are there so many missing articles about Martians like me?

Identity: As for who reads what, everyone reads about religion, geography, and people, but people read about people who are like them – men read about men, women read about women, youth read about youth, etc. This means that when we don't have content on ________ people, then those readers don't find what they want. Women read about medicine, biology, and television shows more than men. Men read about sports, technology (the article about YouTube was given as an example), and military subjects more than women. (They didn't get enough numbers to make any similar statements readers who identified in other ways.)

If you want more information, please see mw:Wikimedia Research/Showcase#November 2019. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

We have the following guideline Wikipedia:Make technical articles understandable. IMO our goal should be to use easier to understand language without making our content wrong. Over the last decade we have decreased the reading level of the leads of our most read medical articles from grade 15.7 to grade 12.7.[1] So it can be done. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 11:03, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
The purpose of a lead is of course to provide an accessible summary of the article but is also to engage the reader and want to make them read the article. The latter is being sacrificed in order to meet computer generated "readability scores". Like trying to make your web page appear first on Google, there are ways of making a sentence have a low score that does not guarantee the text is readable or that anyone would want to read it. In the medical domain, this American obsession of mathematical reading models has resulted in removing words our readers need to know or might want to learn, and replacing them with baby words. The result can be haphazard.
For example, Chlortalidone is a "water pill" or "water tablet" (a Diuretic). Neither this article nor the diuretic article mention "water pill" even though most lay websites do. It is used to treat edema which is swelling caused by fluid buildup in your body. If you are on it for this purpose, your doctor will have mentioned "fluid retention" and "edema" yet these are not words in our lead. The word "swelling" is wikilinked to edema but why would someone click on a wikilink for a common word? Swelling happens for all sorts of reasons that aren't treated by diuretics. Our reader is told this swelling is "due to heart failure, liver failure, and nephrotic syndrome, diabetes insipidus, and renal tubular acidosis." Woa those last three just blew the reading scale away. We aren't told which bit of the body is swelling (e.g. your lower limbs) so it could be one's nose for all we know. If our reader's gran was told they have "fluid retention" or "edema" then the lead of this article will not make it obvious that this is why they are on that pill.
We can deal with necessary hard words by explaining them in-text e.g., "edema (swelling due to fluid retention)" or "swelling due to fluid retention (edema)" or other techniques of in-context usage and clever writing. This way, the reader not only understands the article topic, but learns important necessary words that their doctors are using. But, no, we can't mention "edema" because that's on some list of hard words and we can't put a clause in parenthesis because that increases sentence complexity scores.
A short sentence doesn't necessarily mean good writing. We have a short sentence in the lead paragraph: "It is taken by mouth." which is just terrible terrible unengaging prose. I good writer would have avoided that. Merely inserting the word "tablet" into one of the sentences would have sufficiently clued up the reader about where to stick it. -- Colin°Talk 13:50, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Very interesting that Bangladesh, with half the population and a 73% literacy rate should make up a larger portion of readers than the US. Also a lot of interesting results for Hebrew that stand out from other languages markedly. Also, given that south Asia has such a large percentage of English readers, I would have like to see them spun off from the global population as Africa was. GMGtalk 11:48, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
    @GreenMeansGo: Where is that stat on Bangladesh's readership stated, specifically? --Yair rand (talk) 19:22, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
    @Yair rand: On this page, specifically this graphic at the bottom. GMGtalk 19:50, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
    @GreenMeansGo: It absolutely does not say that! This (not very clearly explained) table is about the % of US/Bangladeshi readers of Wikipedia looking at en:wp. One of the interesting things the survey does seem to show is that only about 75% of American views are of en:wp (no doubt Spanish is the main other language), vs c. 90%+ of those from India & maybe 83% of those from Bangladesh. Also that the Dutch look more at the English Wikipedia than the Dutch one. Johnbod (talk) 17:55, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    @Johnbod: Oooohkay. The "ratio of views" is the ratio of views from that country that are views of as opposed to other language projects, not the other way round. Yes, that's quite a confusing presentation there. GMGtalk 18:13, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Whatamidoing, can you direct us to where we can find the most information as it pertains to the readership of the English Wikipedia? I've found this, but it doesn't say much, and this (which says that 76 percent identified as male in the recent survey). Where does it show that half our readers are not native English speakers? SarahSV (talk) 00:26, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    @SlimVirgin: I believe that's a reference to this graphic but I think it's a misinterpretation, assuming I understand the metrics correctly. It should probably be that about a third of our readers speak English as a second language. Somewhat less than a third speak English as a first language but are multi-lingual. GMGtalk 00:58, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    GreenMeansGo, thanks for the link. The first thing I wonder is whether that's about the English Wikipedia. Second thing is why English is split between two groups ("English World" and "English Africa"). Here it says "English World" is only US and India, so has it left out Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom? SarahSV (talk) 02:43, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    The other thing I wonder is why the WMF would rely on a small survey of a few hundred people for this information. They have access to the locations of our readers, so they can tell us what percentage of English Wikipedia pageviews are from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States. Most people in those countries have English as a first language, so that figure alone would give us a good idea. SarahSV (talk) 03:33, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    @SlimVirgin: That doesn't seem quite right. English World had some 6k responses, but India and the US were the only countries where there were more than 500. But I'm not really sure why they picked "more than 500" as a meaningful metric to report. It seems fairly arbitrary. I would have much rather they link us to a spreadsheet of the full tallies for those who were interested. GMGtalk 11:09, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    SarahSV, what I know is what was said during the research presentation, which is linked in the first sentence of my post. I encourage you to watch the presentation if you haven't. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:57, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    Hi Whatamidoing, thanks. The only thing I can find about this on that video (here) is Isaac (WMF) saying "So English Wikipedia, almost half of the readers did not list English as one of their native languages." I've been trying to find out more about this kind of thing for some time, so I'd very much like to see some of the data. How the respondents were selected would make a difference, which pages the survey notices were on, etc. Not including a lot of the English-speaking world is something I'd like to see explained, because surely that would make a difference too. As GreenMeansGo says, cutting off the responses at 500 seems arbitrary. SarahSV (talk) 17:32, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi -- thanks all for engaging. I'll try to respond to some of the questions from the thread. Regarding which countries the data represents: we randomly sample readers in a given language edition via the QuickSurveys tool, which randomly samples readers (browsers technically) and shows them a link to the survey in Wikipedia articles. The data you see in the graphs is from the full set of respondents from a language. The countries you see listed at the 500-response threshold are those that we could release specific data for (we haven't gotten to that point yet but let me know if this would be valuable). We don't release data on countries that had fewer than 500 responses for privacy reasons -- this was a threshold used in prior surveys. It is difficult to draw robust conclusions from fewer than 500 responses as well. For both English and French, we upsampled readers in Africa so we report results that are both representative of the entire language edition ("World") and just the results from readers in Africa as well ("Africa"). Regarding reader language: we specifically asked the survey respondents to provide their native languages (or mother tongues). We don't assert any order -- if the respondent listed "English" while taking the English survey, they would be considered a native speaker. If they did not, they are considered a non-native speaker. We then also divide between people who list only one native language ("Monolingual" though I can see how that would be confusing as these people very well may be fluent in other languages, just not native speakers) and people who list more than one native language ("Multilingual"). Thanks! --Isaac (WMF) (talk) 19:58, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Isaac, thank you for the detailed response; it's very much appreciated. Do you have a link to the survey, i.e. the questions as the readers saw them? SarahSV (talk) 20:21, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
      • Thanks SarahSV, the English-language questions are here. We have not uploaded the text from other languages yet but we worked closely with volunteers in each language to do those translations as closely as possible. --Isaac (WMF) (talk) 21:31, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Released art works and art books[edit]

  • Modern art books for free/Guggenheim [2]
  • Paris Musees released digital artworks [3]
  • Art Institute of Chicago released digital images [4]
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art art works in public domain[5]
  • Getty Museum artworks: virtual library to download [6]
  • New York Public Library: released artworks, images, books. [7]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Littleolive oil (talkcontribs) 16:16, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Help wanted from everyone who has the time[edit]

(crosspost from WP:AN)

A massive (the largest ever) Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigation, Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/Dr. Blofeld, was recently opened. The usual 3 people at CCI won't be able to complete it themselves, so I am asking everyone who has the time to help clean it up. No copyright knowledge is required, and instructions + further information can be found at User:Money emoji/Dr. Blofeld CCI cleanup. I will also be listing this at WP:CENT, as the last time a large scale CCI cleanup effort was conducted (Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/Darius Dhlomo), it was listed there. A big thanks to all who sign up, 💴Money💶💵emoji💷Talk💸Help out at CCI! 02:34, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Greek withdrawal from the eurozone[edit]

This article was tagged for updating in 2017 and is not only hopelessly out of date, but reflects the fake news of yesteryear. I have proposed to scrap it quite some time ago, but this was simply rejected and it is still standing there in all its ugly and biased glory. Never mind that the euro has the support of over 2/3 of Greeks today. Wikipedia is supposed to be reliable and neutral, not a collection of failed anti-European rhetoric, no matter how many Brexiteers want it otherwise. When will Wikipedia realize that this undermines its own credibility? Jcwf (talk) 20:18, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

If there's an article that you think should be removed, just nominate it for deletion at WP:AfD. However, I looked at the article briefly; based on the number of references from a variety of well-known reliable sources, I think it unlikely that such a nomination would go anywhere. -- RoySmith (talk) 21:24, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
I would add that the article, although I agree that it needs updating, is nothing like "a collection of failed anti-European rhetoric". It simply reports what people on all sides of the debate said at the time when this was a live issue. The best approach to this would be to update it from being a current affairs report based largely on primary sources such as news reports to a proper article about history based on secondary sources such as academic books and papers, which have undoubtably been written by now. Phil Bridger (talk) 21:33, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Folklore[edit]

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Hello Folks,

Wiki Loves Love is back again in 2020 iteration as Wiki Loves Folklore from 1 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020. Join us to celebrate the local cultural heritage of your region with the theme of folklore in the international photography contest at Wikimedia Commons. Images, videos and audios representing different forms of folk cultures and new forms of heritage that haven’t otherwise been documented so far are welcome submissions in Wiki Loves Folklore. Learn more about the contest at Meta-Wiki and Commons.

Kind regards,
Wiki Loves Folklore International Team
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk)
sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:14, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Promotional banner for the 6 millionth article?[edit]

A special logo we ran in November 2015 to celebrate 5 million articles on the English Wikipedia

On 1 November 2015, the five millionth article on the English Wikipedia was created, and for about a day, we ran a promotional banner over top of the Wikipedia logo celebrating the occasion. As I recall, there was also a celebratory banner with a link to Wikipedia:Five million articles, an information page we created about the occasion. At the time I am writing this, we have 5,997,150 articles on English Wikipedia. So we are getting very close. I was wondering if there was any appetite for doing another run of celebrations for 6 million articles. Mz7 (talk) 20:59, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Previous discussions:
Mz7 (talk) 21:02, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Well, we’re cutting it a bit fine to do anything major, but I would support using the same banner as last time (with an updated figure). Reading over past discussions, there seemed to be some opposition over the celebration of quantity over quality, but in my opinion it’s harmless to mark a significant milestone like this; other Wikipedias do it and positive publicity may attract new editors. – Teratix 00:39, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
I'd support using the previous logo... with the number updated. It's really a milestone even though the argument for quality is good one too. The strip is quite small and non-distracting, some people may not even notice it. If there's a consensus to do this, it should be done from the server-side through phab request not via sitewide CSS. – Ammarpad (talk) 03:35, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
  • If I recall correctly, Fuzheado was the editor who created the last special logo. Fuzheado, would you be willing to create an updated logo for 6 million articles? Mz7 (talk) 06:42, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Should the Foundation call itself Wikipedia ?[edit]

Given this and this, an RfC has been opened on meta :

-- Jheald (talk) 21:22, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2020[edit]

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Wiki Loves Women is back with the 2020 edition. Join us to celebrate women and queer community in Folklore theme and enrich Wikipedia with the local culture of your region. Happening from 1 February-31 March, Wiki Loves Women South Asia welcomes the articles created on folk culture and gender. The theme of the contest includes, but is not limited to, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklores, witches and witch hunting, fairytales and more). You can learn more about the scope and the prizes at the project page.

Best wishes,

Wiki Loves Women Team

--✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 10:21, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Localization wanted[edit]

Genesee River, near Rochester

Yesterday, I uploaded this historic view on the Genesee River from 1859. Unfortunately, I have no clue where it was taken exactly. I would guess somewhere in the Letchworth State Park. Does anyone here know these falls? Sorry, if this page isn't the right place to ask. If so, I would be grateful for a reference to the appropriate place. --Zinnmann (talk) 14:41, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

@Zinnmann:, I can't help with the question myself, but perhaps one of the Reference Desks can help you? Nosebagbear (talk) 14:50, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. I'll try it on misc. --Zinnmann (talk) 15:36, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Hey, Zinnmann. You should try Google maps in satellite view , and then nip down into street view to identify obvious geographic features which are unlikely to change over the centuries. I live in the UK and know nothing of this river, but it took me just ten minutes to go upstream from Rochester and to check out every waterfall. Try this link. Regards, Nick Moyes (talk) 00:09, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
...and I reckon back in 1859 the photographer was standing at exactly this spot at Middle Falls (50 mi upstream from Rochester). Cheers Nick Moyes (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Now THAT is service! Nosebagbear (talk) 09:42, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi Nick Moyes, thank you very much for research. That's just amazing! Google maps is a great hint for future cases. Again: Thank you very much! Best wishes! --Zinnmann (talk) 06:39, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

6,000,000th article[edit]

Hello, folks! We are only 2,500 articles away. We should be ready to celebrate everywhere, and also congratulate the winners of the Six-million pool and the Six-millionth topic pool. -- (talk) 00:19, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Countdown to six million articles[edit]

Transcluded from [[Wikipedia:Six million articles]]. ↠Pine () 03:46, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

that's awesome. keep us posted!! --Sm8900 (talk) 03:28, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia 2030 community discussions: Influence our shared future![edit]

From today on to 21 February, the last facilitated round of movement discussions on the Wikimedia 2030 recommendations will be held. I created a dedicated page: Wikipedia:Wikimedia Strategy 2018-20. These conversations offer the opportunity to review the movement strategy draft recommendations, and discuss how English Wikipedia community would be affected as well as how well they align with the strategic direction.

Wikimedians across the world have been shaping the 2030 strategy since 2017. The first phase was aimed at establishing a shared strategic direction: that by 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us. This vision of Wikimedia’s future is shared by all of us, irrespective of background (such as home wiki, culture, etc.) or contributing model (some of us don’t edit, and yet, do take part in fulfilling the Wikimedia mission).

Wikimedia 2018–2020 is all about recommendations that answer the question: what systemic changes in our worldwide movement are needed to advance this vision? These new draft recommendations are intentionally broad and focused on long-term impact. However, they will inevitably be familiar to many of you. Your previous feedback was taken into account, and the recommendations are based upon both 2017 and 2019 discussions reports.

Since July 2018, a group of more than 90 volunteers from across the Wikimedia movement have worked to produce various drafts of recommendations to support this change. This effort is now reaching its final stage, and we invite you to review and discuss the new strategy recommendations. This final set synthesizes all previous drafts, and will offer a clear and condensed product for your review.

After the discussions, the recommendations will be finalized, and presented at the Wikimedia Summit in Berlin. Soon after that, the implementation phase will begin.

You can learn more about the process of forming these recommendations and the next steps in the Signpost’s text by Risker, and in a dedicated FAQ on Meta-Wiki.

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 21:55, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

this sounds excellent, SGrabarczuk_(WMF). thanks so much for posting this info. I will tag a few other editors who might be interested in this as well. Hey, Bluerasberry, Ipigott, Michael E Nolan, feel free to check out the process noted above. thanks!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 17:40, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi SGrabarczuk_(WMF). sorry, could you please let me know where I might go to discuss this? I'm not sure where to go, based on the pages that I read there. thanks. --Sm8900 (talk) 17:44, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Wikipedia talk:Wikimedia Strategy 2018-20 is a reasonable place for general discussion, or on the talk page for each specific recommendation. Comments are welcomed on anything, but I'm not sure that all of these recommendations (even if they were all adopted in their present forms) really apply to this particular community. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:45, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this. Michael E Nolan (talk) 18:01, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Sigh... I tried to read the material linked... and I have to say that it is utterly incomprehensible. Both the goals and recommendations are so full of buzzwords and jargon that I can not understand what is being proposed. It needs a complete rewrite into plain English. Blueboar (talk) 20:27, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
blue boar, those are my thoughts exactly. I’m starting work on that now but’s it’s still in progress. Come by and check my contribs to see what I’m working on. I could use your input. Thanks!!!! —Sm8900 (talk) 23:38, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Category on Commons[edit]

As specified here and here the Category:Palazzo Molin (San Polo) on Commons is wrong. That builiding, is the Palazzo Donà delle Rose, not Palazzo Molin. Correction is necessary. -- (talk) 11:14, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Pinging @Abxbay: who created the category originally. GMGtalk 17:43, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Additionally, the Canal is my primary school, who I will love forever, I'm sure of what I'm saying... -- (talk) 18:09, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Abxbay:@GreenMeansGo: In this page you can notice that Palazzo Molin is located in San Polo 2514 (Palazzo Donà delle Rose is 2515) and in this pdf (page 8) there is a image of Palazzo Molin. -- (talk) 08:29, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[edit]


The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

hi. I would definitely like to add some data to this great effort. I will fill out the forms requested. thanks, LMiranda (WMF). --Sm8900 (talk) 19:12, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Follow editor[edit]

How can I add all edits from a certain editor to my watchlist? Not edits per article, but edits per editor. Alternatively, I would be satisfied by the possibility to receive an update when a certain editor makes an edit. Debresser (talk) 22:06, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

@Debresser: you can't - there is a 15+ year old outstanding request on this at: phab:T2470 you could follow. — xaosflux Talk 00:05, 23 January 2020 (UTC)