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CentralNotice banner sequence: adapt Special:BannerAllocation
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Description

Special:BannerAllocation (the "Allocation" tab from the CentralNotice admin interface) displays which campaigns and banners may be shown to users for a given project, language and country, at what rates. (See, for example, current allocations for English Wikipedia in Canada.)

However, since the creation of the "Impression diet" and "Large banner limit and switch" features, the data shown has become less reliable and less relevant. (It doesn't consider when "Impression diet" might hide a campaign, and doesn't show that buckets may be unevenly assigned, even though "Large banner limit and switch" moves most users out of buckets A and B quickly.)

The recently deployed Banner Sequence feature (T144453) makes this situation worse. The proposed "fallback to alternative campaign" feature (T124969) would do the same.

Let's adapt this page to current (and planned) CN functionality, considering current and potential use cases. The intent of the page--to provide a quick overview of what a specific segment of users are shown--is surely valid. We should also consider this together with other CN analytics improvements (see T124132).

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptAug 31 2016, 10:21 PM
AndyRussG renamed this task from CentralNotice banner sequence: fix Special:BannerAllocation to CentralNotice banner sequence: adapt Special:BannerAllocation.Aug 31 2016, 10:21 PM
DStrine set the point value for this task to 2.Aug 31 2016, 11:01 PM
DStrine triaged this task as Medium priority.Sep 6 2016, 9:54 PM
Jony added a subscriber: Jony.Mar 17 2020, 7:19 PM