[Mediawiki-i18n] [Wikimedia-l] ContentTranslation gets to 2000

Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 18:04:31 UTC 2015


Amir, this is awesome. Glad to see it's taking off.

On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 6:24 AM Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> * In all the Wikipedias in which ContentTranslation is deployed, it is
> currently defined as a Beta feature, which means that it is only available
> to logged-in users who opted into it in the preferences.

Regarding Beta feature status: what would it take to enable this as a
default? You mentioned this in plans for the coming months.

That deletion rate (60 out of 2000 = 3%?) looks actually a lot better than
"pretty OK". According to historical stats, it's basically equivalent to
deletion rates for article creators with more than a month of experience.[1]

It seems like the only risk in taking this out of beta status as moving to
a default is UI clutter for monolingual users who can't ever make use of
the feature? Maybe it's unobtrusive enough that you don't need to do this,
but perhaps you could enable as a default for only those users who have
substantively edited more than one language edition of Wikipedia? Either
that, or we could consider adding a "languages I edit in" section to
the Internationalisation section of user preferences?

I'm sure you've thought about this before, but I'd love to hear more about
the rollout plan.

1. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Wikipedia_article_creation
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