ACPERM is a policy change that directs new editors in English Wikipedia to create drafts instead of new articles. This policy went into permanent effect on 2018-04-26, and is expected to increase traffic by a factor of 2.5x to Articles for Creation (AfC), which reviews submitted drafts and promotes qualified drafts to the main article space.
Given the increased workload, the goal is to maintain, or potentially improve, AfC's ability to get high quality articles into the main namespace quickly. We intend to measure three main things over time to ascertain impact, which are described in more detail on T192515:
- Mainspace rate: what percent of submitted drafts are in the mainspace after 60 days?
- Survival rate: what percent of articles that came from AfC are not nominated for deletion after 90 days?
- Quality article waiting period: for drafts that were immediately accepted, how long did they have to wait for their first review?
After about four weeks of discussion with the AfC community, the group decided that the Community Tech team can help AfC achieve the above goal through tools that enable AfC reviewers to prioritize the set of submitted drafts for review using copyright violation and quality models. This will enable reviewers to address quality drafts soonest, or clear the worst drafts soonest. Specifically:
- Extend the existing New Pages Feed interface currently employed by New Pages Patrol (NPP), so that it contains submitted drafts.
- Add elements that show the Copyvio and ORES quality scores for each page awaiting review.
- Make the feed sortable and filterable by those data elements.
This solution will also be extended to the NPP function, so that those reviewers can apply the scores to their prioritization.
The Community Tech team is beginning work in May 2018, and is planning to work on this project for six weeks. General updates will be posted to the project page, including opportunities for community members to weigh in on design plans.