Announce and follow up with communities about the New Filters for Recent changes by default deployment
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Description

This task to track when and how the filters will be deployed by default on all wikis. What is included on this release by default is listed on T157642.

What is deployed

Will be released by default:

  • The new interface
  • Quite all filters:
    • Predictions about edit quality (using ORES, not available yet on your wiki - work on it)
    • Predictions about whether users are in good faith (using ORES, not available yet on your wiki)
    • Search by experience level
    • Search by new change types
    • Search by namespace and tag
    • Watch your Watchlist
    • Get (only) the latest
  • Highlight results
  • Bookmark filters sets
  • Manage preferences right on the page

To do

Deployment phases

Concerning the deployment, and the possible push back, we will follow the TCG recommandations like they are now:

  • Communities with no strong opinions will be scheduled by the development teams (phase 2).
  • Communities with specific concerns or internal discussion can request to have the deployment to their wikis delayed to phase 2 if they have sensible, consistent with the project, actionable, realistic feedback to oppose (at the development team's appreciation)

A phase 1 exists with a short list of wikis that will get the feature early.

Phases are defined as:

  • Phase 1: he.wiki, ca.wiki, fr.wiki week of SEPT 19 (any community can decide to have the filters this day)
    • messages posted
  • Phase 2: All communities except those with valid reasons why not, week of ~~ SEPT 26 ~~ OCT 3
    • messages to be posted on week 37
  • Phase 3: Holdover from phase 2, week of OCT 10

Useful things for the communities:

Potential blocker

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Following T172282, messages have been sent:

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The deployment is postponed. Communities have been updated.

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Message sent to

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New reminders just posted to he, fr and ca.

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Due to T176250: Slowdown due to new filters, the release is postponed until October 3. An email has been sent to tech ambassadors.

Please make clear to everyone you speak to that the slowdown may or may not be related to the new filters. Many users have been complaining about Watchlist slowdowns related to Wikidata that predate the beta release, and there is a very active effort to sort out these Wikidata issues, as documented in T171027.

Meanwhile, among our many other efforts, we're making systematic speed tests (T176445) to get a better grasp on where exactly the problem lies.