Article feedback/Version 4

The Wikimedia Foundation has been experimenting with a feature to capture reader quality assessments of articles since September 2010. Article Feedback v4 (AFTv4) is a tool allowing readers to rate the quality of an article along 4 different dimensions. The tool has been deployed on the entire English Wikipedia (except for a small number of articles) since July 22, 2011. A new version of the tool, focused on feedback instead of ratings (AFTv5), has been tested in 2012 and deployed to a 10% random sample of articles from the English Wikipedia in July 2012.

Screenshot of the Article Feedback v4 widget

ResearchEdit

Since launching the tool in September 2010, we've continually analyzed the results; see the Research reports, including specific analyses of the call to action and rater expertise.

As of AFTv5, all research reports are hosted on Meta.

DataEdit

A 1-year dump of anonymized rating data is available for download from the DataHub. Real-time rating data can also be accessed via the toolserver.