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Erik and @DarTar will write up a few thoughts on a new data viz coming out later this summer.

Mel to edit.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJul 3 2017, 1:58 PM

@MelodyKramer check out the documentation Erik wrote here and let us know if you think you have enough materials for inspiration. We're also working on a bunch of other things, see the parent task T144607.

For archive happiness. The link was posted today and shared on social media and mailing lists. There was some miscommunication about the exact timing of the blog post vs the announcement. I still think it's worth working on a blog post as originally planned. Let's coordinate by email. cc @EdErhart-WMF @aubrie

I think a blog post in early September would be good timing and hit the many audiences who are likely away on their August vacation right now (shakes fist at European colleagues).

I'm thinking something really short, with a lot of visuals and maybe a framing like "Here are 8 things you can learn from our new data viz, largely drawing from @ezachte's excellent documentation. What do you think @DarTar? I'm happy to put this together and then pass it by both of you for edits.

Mel

I think a blog post in early September would be good timing and hit the many audiences who are likely away on their August vacation right now (shakes fist at European colleagues).
I'm thinking something really short, with a lot of visuals and maybe a framing like "Here are 8 things you can learn from our new data viz, largely drawing from @ezachte's excellent documentation. What do you think @DarTar? I'm happy to put this together and then pass it by both of you for edits.

sounds like a great plan and the timeline works for me, thanks @MelodyKramer! Shall we set a tentative date already?

@ezachte: if there are any important user-suggested fixes / changes we could try and squeeze them in by then, since we can expect a second wave of attention. How does that sound?

ezachte added a subscriber: leila.Aug 16 2017, 9:32 PM

@MelodyKramer I also added some viauals to the Google doc.

@DarTar, one fix in particular. At least three people reported they had to deactivate the ad blocker, all used same blocker.

Right now I'm still reviving and reorganizing wikistats scripts and data/backups.

After that I promised @leila to work on core metrics.

But that one fix, I want to look into.

Not sure if it can be worked around, otherwise a warning in the welcome screen is at least needed.

From: DarTar [mailto:no-reply@phabricator.wikimedia.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 19:44
To: ezachte@wikimedia.org
Subject: [Maniphest] [Commented On] T169530: Dataviz blog post

DarTar added a comment.

In https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169530#3528064 T169530#3528064, https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/MelodyKramer/ @MelodyKramer wrote:

I think a blog post in early September would be good timing and hit the many audiences who are likely away on their August vacation right now (shakes fist at European colleagues).

I'm thinking something really short, with a lot of visuals and maybe a framing like "Here are 8 things you can learn from our new data viz, largely drawing from https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/ezachte/ @ezachte's excellent documentation https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WiViVi . What do you think https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/DarTar/ @DarTar? I'm happy to put this together and then pass it by both of you for edits.

sounds like a great plan and the timeline works for me, thanks https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/MelodyKramer/ @MelodyKramer! Shall we set a tentative date already?

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/ezachte/ @ezachte: if there are any important user-suggested fixes / changes we could try and squeeze them in by then, since we can expect a second wave of attention. How does that sound?

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To: ezachte, DarTar
Cc: EdErhart-WMF, aubrie, MelodyKramer, DarTar, Aklapper, jrbs, Selsharbaty-WMF

Apologies for the delay - a draft of the blog post is here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R1lPXQGN_pNEUm8zpgaZZKyTwEx6qbO66YxtseOFc6M/edit#heading=h.22ld3jwnxx72

I defer to @EdErhart-WMF on which of the many great facts that @ezachte shared might belong in the final blog post - there are many to choose from. Recommend no more than 3-5....

Please make suggested edits in the document.

I made a few more edits last night.

Added a map to the introduction, as per @EdErhart-WMF 's suggestion: without texts. For Arabic Wikipedia, as discussed.
A cutout of that same Arabic map in section 'Where geography and history meet' then has to go then.
Maybe one example (French) suffices in section 3? Somehow Spanish and Portuguese are a bit too well-known examples.

I added a few words to disambigue the how-to section, as people could get confused if they are already on screen so and so. Referring to the maps by their dominant color serves the same purpose.

I also updated maps, now with data for September, and with slightly changed color scheme. However, there is something I can't explain: The colors are a bit bleaker than the earlier images. That's an artifact. Even if I upload directly from my desktop, the colors of the original image do not match the copy in the document. Confirmed by Photoshop Eyedropper tool. No idea why this happens now and not earlier..

@MelodyKramer in section 1) I replaced tables by links as you suggested (removing the images also removed your question). The links point to the images on Commons.

As for sensitivity. The whole section for Turkey is gone now. Except for footer "Countries with relatively few pageviews per capita include China, Turkey, and many countries in Africa." It's a modest reference to a serious issue, but it's something, and people can discuss this in the comments section.

The other sensitive area: China. I'm not sure why this is sensitive at all. The Great Firewall is a given for many years and widely discussed in many news media. The fact that few people can visit the Chinese Wikipedia is the only explanation why six other languages have over 1% of pageviews from China. Without explanation that will seem very odd to casual viewers of the visualisation.