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PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Read the update: 27 November 2019

A couple questions came up in the course of our work over the past few weeks that we would value your input on...

  1. Talk page research: What questions do you have about the initial talk page usage research? What refinements do you think we should consider making to the next iteration of this research?
  2. Talk page usage metrics: How might we measure/monitor whether the changes to talk pages made as a part of this project do not promote "unproductive behavior"?
Evad37 (talkcontribs)

Regarding "the more interactions on user talk-pages, the fewer edits the user will make to the main namespace in the future" - was there any thought given on separating users into "good faith"/"bad faith" editors? For "bad faith" editors (vandals, spammers, etc) who get blocked, or otherwise desist from making problematic edits, fewer edits is a good thing. And improvements to make talk pages easier to use might lead more of them to interact on talk pages before being blocked, or making fewer problematic edits.

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