Goal: Research shows that new editors are particularly vulnerable to rejection. To add prominence to the special needs of new users, standardize a new-user definition that’s useful for reviewing purposes, and enable downstream tools to identify and filter for new users more easily, we’ll calculate and flag new user status explicitly in the feed. To provide users the ability to filter with more granularity, we'll also flag a few other standardized "experience levels."
- Research shows that the first few days of activity are when users are most vulnerable to rejection.
- When practical, thresholds will correspond with existing definitions.
- That said, thresholds should be easily configured and should be configurable on a per-wiki basis.
- Also, the terminology for ReviewStream will be independent of individual wiki terms. (E.g., in the example below, the feed property will be called "more experienced" not "extended confirmed," though the two will be equal out of the gate.)
- After some debate, we decided that the flag should apply to edits by all users, registered and unregistered alike .
With that, we have defined the following Experience Levels:
Fewer than 10 edits and 4 days of activity.
More days of activity and edits than “Newcomers” but fewer than “More experienced.” (corresponds to autoconfirmed)
More than 30 days of activity and 500 edits. (corresponds to extended confirmed)