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ReviewStream: improving edit-review tools through a better data feed
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Roan Kattouw, Joe Matazzoni


=== The problem===
The [[ | Edit Review Improvements ]] project seeks to improve the edit-review process generally and, in particular, to provide a more supportive process for good-faith newcomers, a group that research shows have special needs. One focus of the project is [[ | ReviewStream ]], a machine-readable feed currently in development. To the basic data about recent changes found in RCStream, ReviewStream adds data valuable to reviewers of all types, from welcomers to vandalism fighters. Notably, edit-scoring data from [[ | ORES ]] will help reviewers identify edits by good-faith new users and generally target their work more effectively.

By directly incorporating data that currently has to be looked up in separate processes, ReviewStream is designed to make life easier for creators of downstream edit-review tools and to make their tools faster while encouraging inclusion of features that will help new users.The feed will also benefit from extensive design and user-testing research into the best ways to make ORES' AI predictions clear and helpful to users.

===Expected outcome===
Vandalism fighters and developers – especially those who design or program edit-review tools – will learn about the new feed. They will provide input that will improve the planned features and approach. Some will go on to create new edit-review tools or adapt existing ones to incorporate new feed capabilities.

===Current status of the discussion===
After wide-ranging discussion, we've written a basic ReviewStream spec (see below), and work has begun on shaping the feed's basic architecture. Meanwhile, much design, product research and user testing have gone into finding the right way to talk about ORES predictions and to present ORES scores in ways that conform with users' mental models and goals.

===Links ===
- [[ | ReviewStream spec ]]
- [[ | Edit Review Improvements (ERI) project page ]]
- [[ | Planned New ERI Features for Special:Recent Changes ]]
- [[ | Phabricator board for ReviewStream ]]
- Session Notes
-- [[ | Google Docs ]]
-- [[ | Wiki]]
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- Projector with hookup to a Mac

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 24 2016, 11:22 PM
jmatazzoni renamed this task from ReviewStream: improving edit-reviewing tools through a better data feed to ReviewStream: improving edit-review tools through a better data feed.Oct 24 2016, 11:22 PM
Restricted Application added a project: Collaboration-Team-Triage. · View Herald TranscriptOct 26 2016, 1:30 PM

In the ArchCom meeting just now, I suggested having an IRC meeting about ReviewStream architecture on November 9 in the usual RFC meeting time slot. Do you think that would be useful?

Thanks for the suggestion @tstarling, I'm not familiar with that meeting. I know @Catrope, @SBisson and @Ottomata are trying to put together a non-IRC meeting about this, so will leave the planning to them.

Thanks for the suggestion @tstarling, I'm not familiar with that meeting. I know @Catrope, @SBisson and @Ottomata are trying to put together a non-IRC meeting about this, so will leave the planning to them.

Let's do that first (to narrow down what approach we want to take), and then have an IRC meeting later?

Qgil added a subscriber: Qgil.Nov 11 2016, 12:15 PM

Who would be the person facilitating this session? Please assign this task to that person if you are aiming to have this session pre-scheduled. Thank you!

Any cool outcomes of the Nov. 9th meeting? I'm still not sure where this session belongs, but it seems that the A unified vision for editorial collaboration topic might be just as relevant as AI. It seems that there's a lot of overlap.

"A unified vision for editorial collaboration" was cancelled as main topic. The ArchCom meeting on Nov 9 didn't ave any discussion about this topic?

Re-reading the description of this proposal, there is not really a problem statement, and neither there is a discussion so far. All in all this looks like a presentation of a new project, not a discussion? It might find a good place in the context of the Unconference, I think.

@jmatazzoni Hey! As developer summit is less than four weeks from now, we are working on a plan to incorporate the ‘unconference sessions’ that have been proposed so far and would be generated on the spot. Thus, could you confirm if you plan to facilitate this session at the summit? Also, if your answer is 'YES,' I would like to encourage you to update/ arrange the task description fields to appear in the following format:

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To the facilitator of this session: We have updated the unconference page with more instructions and faqs. Please review it in detail before the summit: If there are any questions or confusions, please ask! If your session gets a spot on the schedule, we would like you to read the session guidelines in detail: We would also then expect you to recruit Note-taker(s) 2(min) and 3 (max), Remote Moderator, and Advocate (optional) on the spot before the beginning of your session. Instructions about each role player's task are outlined in the guidelines. The physical version of the role cards will be available in all the session rooms! See you at the summit! :)

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Qgil removed a subscriber: Qgil.Jan 15 2017, 5:47 PM

Can you move the notes to please?

@jmatazzoni is there anything else remaining in this task to be resolved?

jmatazzoni closed this task as Resolved.Feb 10 2017, 5:00 PM