Grants:IdeaLab/measure the gain of quality on added value articles broken down according to well-chosen criteria

measure the gain of quality on added value articles broken down according to well-chosen criteria
Using Content assessment and edit sizes to measure the gain of quality on added value articles ==> the community health
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created on14:12, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Project idea


What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?


Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
Wiki-fr and all the wikis where Content assessment is implemented

Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?


Provide details about the method or process of how you will evaluate your community or collect data. Does your idea involve private or personally identifying information? Take a look at the Privacy Policy for Wikimedia’s guidelines in this area.
Facts :

  • The health of the community is reflected by the number of added value edits on main articles
  • The size of the edit can be used to measur the added value
  • The importance of the article (Content assessment ) can be used to measur how the edit is a contribution to increasing quality

The idea

Produce statistics of number of edits every semester (for exemple) broken down according to the following criteria :

  • Importance (top, high,...)
  • Class (stub, start, C, B,...)
  • Size (>10000 bytes, ...)
  • Project (importance is relative to project)

With number of distinct contributors

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?


If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
No idea

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?


by survey of targeted projects

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?


After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
better knowledge of the rise in quality

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?


Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
No, I'm not a tech

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About the idea creator


I'm a Wiki-fr (40000 edits > 10 years) and commons (>10000 files) contributor




  • I hope it can more efficiently improve the quality of articles on a broader scale. Sunriseshore (talk) 15:52, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

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