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Online Reader Engagement & Proto-Editor Onboarding
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Type of activity:Pre-scheduled session
Main topic:Building a sustainable user experience together
Notes: mw:Wikimedia Developer Summit/2017/Online Reader Engagement

1. The problem

Editors are the lifeblood of our projects and growing this base is one that has long been a problem. All of our editors were at first readers and that genesis is one we need to recognise and support more The transition in the participatory continuum from reader to editor is one that has received little focus over the last 3 years. Efforts in this area were begun by the editor engagement experiments team. However much of the work in the transition between reader and editor was left untouched.

Similarly there were thoughts by the Fundraising team to run editor contribution campaigns but they never materialised. Some of this work is now done through the chapters but this outreach is severely lacking in terms of technical support.

The aim is to evaluate what ground has been covered and where efforts should take us going forward and how we go about achieving that.

2. Expected outcome

  1. To establish a way forward and a cross team and cross departmental group to work on reader and proto-editor editor.
  2. Identify the requirements of tools to support reader and proto-editor engagement

3. Current status of the discussion

For the moment preliminary, however there is extensive desire across multiple departments to further work in this area.

4. Links

Proposed by


Preferred group size


Interested attendees (sign up below)

  1. name goes here

Event Timeline

Jseddon created this task.Nov 3 2016, 3:18 AM
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Can you add projects/tags related to the topics discussed, please?

Quiddity updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 16 2016, 12:25 AM
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Today is the deadline Summit proposals aiming to be pre-scheduled to proof active interest. This proposal hasn't got any ongoing discussion. It still might be a good candidate for an Unconference session.

@Jseddon 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:

Session title
Main topic
Type of activity
Description Move ‘The Problem,' ‘Expected Outcome,' ‘Current status of the discussion’ and ‘Links’ to this section
Proposed by Your name linked to your MediaWiki URL, or profile elsewhere on the internet
Preferred group size
Any supplies that you would need to run the session e.g. post-its
Interested attendees (sign up below)

  1. Add your name here

We will be reaching out to the summit participants next week asking them to express their interest in unconference sessions by signing up.

To maintain the consistency, please consider referring to the template of the following task description:

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Note-taker(s) of this session: Follow the instructions here: After the session, DO NOT FORGET to copy the relevant notes and summary into a new wiki page following the template here: and also link this from the All Session Notes page: The EtherPad links are also now linked from the Schedule page ( for you!

Jseddon renamed this task from Reader Engagement & Education Proto-Editor support to Online Reader Engagement & Proto-Editor Onboarding.Jan 9 2017, 8:21 PM
dr0ptp4kt moved this task from Backlog to Tracking on the Reading-Admin board.Jul 20 2017, 9:40 PM
Jseddon closed this task as Declined.Jun 1 2020, 12:19 AM
Quiddity changed the task status from Declined to Resolved.Jun 1 2020, 10:28 PM