Extension:ArticleFeedbackv5

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Article Feedback v5
Release status: stable
Implementation Special page
Description Encourage users to contribute by allowing them to verbally assess an article.
Author(s)
Latest version 5.6.0
MediaWiki >= 1.38.0
Database changes Yes
Composer mediawiki/article-feedbackv5
Tables aft_feedback
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Example Brickipedia
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5DefaultSorts
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5BackendClass
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5Debug
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5HideAbuseThreshold
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5Watchlist
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5AutoArchiveEnabled
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5RatingLifetime
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5AbuseFiltering
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5LinkBuckets
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5CTABuckets
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5TalkPageLink
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5OversightEmailName
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5AbusiveThreshold
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5ArticlePageLink
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5OversightEmailHelp
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5BlacklistCategories
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5Categories
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5MaxActivityNoteLength
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5MaxCommentLength
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5LotteryOdds
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5SurveyUrls
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5EnableProtection
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5Permissions
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5ThrottleThresholdPostsPerHour
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5DisplayBuckets
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5WatchlistLink
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5AbuseFilterGroup
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5LearnToEdit
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5Cluster
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5AutoHelp
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5OversightEmails
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5AutoArchiveTtl
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5DefaultFilters
  • $wgArticleFeedbackv5RelevanceScoring
  • aft-reader
  • aft-member
  • aft-editor
  • aft-monitor
  • aft-administrator
  • aft-oversighter
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The Article Feedback extension (aka Article Feedback Tool, Version 5) shows readers a form at the bottom of the page, encouraging them to give public feedback on the article they read. This feedback can be viewed and actioned on wiki and used by editors to improve the articles.

The extension was initially developed as a Wikimedia Foundation project designed to engage Wikimedia readers in assessing article quality, one of the five priorities defined in the strategic plan. No longer developed by WMF, ArticleFeedbackv5 remains stable and supported by ShoutWiki for Brickipedia, and it has been so since September 2016 (T144677).

Reusers of the extension should be aware of task T56197 and task T60956.

Installation edit

  • Download and move the extracted ArticleFeedbackv5 folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/ArticleFeedbackv5
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ArticleFeedbackv5' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Configure as required.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
If your wiki has a lot of traffic, the AbuseFilter extension is recommended to manage abusive feedback.

Configuration edit

$wgArticleFeedbackv5Categories
An array of category titles (using '_'s instead of spaces). Pages in any of these categories will have the rating widget shown (regardless of the $wgArticleFeedbackv5LotteryOdds described elsewhere). If empty (the default), the extension is effectively disabled. e.g.:
$wgArticleFeedbackv5Categories = [ 'Foo_bar', 'Baz' ];
$wgArticleFeedbackv5BlacklistCategories
Which categories the pages must not belong to have the widget added (with _ in text). e.g.:
$wgArticleFeedbackv5BlacklistCategories = [ 'Baz' ];
$wgArticleFeedbackv5Namespaces
Only enable the widget in these namespaces (regardless of the page category). Defaults to $wgContentNamespaces (defaults to [ NS_MAIN ] ). e.g.:
$wgArticleFeedbackv5Namespaces = [ NS_MAIN, NS_HELP, NS_PROJECT ];
$wgArticleFeedbackv5LotteryOdds
The percentage of article AFT should be enabled. Even when a lottery is set for a certain namespace, AFT will not show up unless that namespace is added to $wgArticleFeedbackv5Namespaces. This can be set as an integer as a site-wide percentage or as a key-value array for a per-namespace percentage. e.g.:
// enable site-wide on 100% on all namespaces defined in $wgArticleFeedbackv5Namespaces
$wgArticleFeedbackv5LotteryOdds = 100;

// enable 100% on the main namespace & 50% on the help namespace (assuming both are also defined in $wgArticleFeedbackv5Namespaces)
$wgArticleFeedbackv5LotteryOdds = [ NS_MAIN => 100, NS_HELP => 50 ];
Technical: AFT will be enabled for all articles with an ID ending on (1000 - (odds * 10)) and above. For example, when setting odds at 15%, all articles whose ID ends in 850-999 will have AFT enabled.
$wgArticleFeedbackv5TalkPageLink
Defines whether or not there should be a link to the corresponding feedback on the page's talk page. e.g.:
$wgArticleFeedbackv5TalkPageLink = true;
$wgArticleFeedbackv5WatchlistLink
Defines whether or not there should be a link to the watchlisted feedback on the watchlist page. e.g.:
$wgArticleFeedbackv5WatchlistLink = true;
Note: The watchlist feature does not scale well. You may want to disable it on large wikis.
$wgArticleFeedbackv5DisplayBuckets
This defines which form should be displayed and at what percentage. Note that support for some forms (2, 3, 5) has been discontinued, as they no longer fit the technical architecture the rest was built upon.
$wgArticleFeedbackv5DisplayBuckets = [
	'buckets' => [
		'0' => 0, // display nothing
		'1' => 0, // display 1-step feedback form
//		'2' => 0, // abandoned
//		'3' => 0, // abandoned
		'4' => 0, // display encouragement to edit page
//		'5' => 0, // abandoned
		'6' => 100, // display 2-step feedback form
	],
	'version' => 6,
	'expires' => 30,
]);
$wgArticleFeedbackv5LinkBuckets
This defines which links should be displayed and at what percentage.
$wgArticleFeedbackv5LinkBuckets = [
	'buckets' => [
		'X' => 100,
		'A' => 0,
		'B' => 0,
		'C' => 0,
		'D' => 0,
		'E' => 0,
		'F' => 0,
		'G' => 0,
		'H' => 0,
	],
	'version' => 5,
	'expires' => 30,
];
$wgArticleFeedbackv5CTABuckets
This defines which CTAs should be displayed and at what percentage.
$wgArticleFeedbackv5CTABuckets = [
	'buckets' => [
		'0' => 0, // display nothing
		'1' => 40, // display "Enticement to edit"
		'2' => 10, // display "Learn more"
		'3' => 0, // display "Take a survey"
		'4' => 20, // display "Sign up or login"
		'5' => 20, // display "View feedback"
		'6' => 10, // display "Visit Teahouse"
	],
	'version' => 4,
	'expires' => 0,
];
$wgArticleFeedbackv5MaxCommentLength
Restrict comment length to an arbitrary number of characters. It defaults to zero for no check. e.g.:
$wgArticleFeedbackv5MaxCommentLength = 400;

Permissions edit

AFTv5 introduces a new set of permissions to define users' access roles. These are mapped to the following already existing groups by default, so make sure these are configured on your setup (or bind the AFT permissions to the appropriate groups in your setup):

  • aft-reader: *, user, confirmed, autoconfirmed, rollbacker, reviewer, sysop, oversight
  • aft-member: user, confirmed, autoconfirmed, rollbacker, reviewer, sysop, oversight
  • aft-editor: confirmed, autoconfirmed, rollbacker, reviewer, sysop, oversight
  • aft-monitor: rollbacker, reviewer, sysop, oversight
  • aft-administrator: sysop, oversight
  • aft-oversighter: oversight

See also edit