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Allow users to control the criteria for suggestions (categories, location, etc.)
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When deciding what to translate, users prefer topics of their interest or in their knowledge area.
We can consider providing some control on the kind of suggestions provided. Some ideas we have considered:

  • A predefined set of top-level topic categories (the example below uses the ones from vital articles list).
  • A user-selected category (probably as a search option behind a "more" menu as the one in the example below).
  • A map-based representation to filter suggestions near a given location (using an approximation of the current location as default).

We need to be careful not to add too much complexity, so it may be better to observe how well the automatic suggestion mechanisms work in practice first.

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The recommendation tool seems to be able to provide suggestions similar to a given article. This can be used to support a predefined set of top-level categories based on the list of vital articles.
We can present a category for "Artists" and provide suggestions similar to one article randomly picked from that group (Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, El Greco, Rembrandt, etc.).

That will avoid the complexities of filtering article recommendations based on their Wikipedia categories, but still providing users with control on which kind of suggestions they want.

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In this comment a user highlights criteria considered relevant when selecting articles:

  1. Not only featured articles, but also good.
  2. Search articles from categories. For example sport, etc.
  3. Depending on popularity. Number of views in a day. Not only the most popular, but as a parameter. For example more than 10, but less than 100 views in a day.

@Pginer-WMF, is this ticket and other that describe topics (and other related things) for list of suggestions still relevant?

@Pginer-WMF, is this ticket and other that describe topics (and other related things) for list of suggestions still relevant?

Yes. From user research we identified users could take advantage of having more control on the suggestions they are provided. In particular, selecting a specific area of interest to discover topics they can translate seems relevant. The dashboard has evolved since then, and the designs need updates but the ideas are still relevant.

Arrbee moved this task from Bugs to Enhancements on the ContentTranslation board.Jun 22 2018, 1:41 PM
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In this comment an editor proposes to provide the ability to focus on good and featured articles.

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In this comment an editor asks for the possibility of customizing the suggestions ot pick more specific topics of interest:

Instead of guessing, can I just select the topic myself? For example, If i want some volcanoes, I could choose the topic "Volcanoes". If rivers, "Rivers" topic would be good. Maybe Wikipedia categories can help to choose a preferred topic for the article.