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Learn about new editors questions and challenges from mentors
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The goal of this task is to gather the most frequently asked questions and challenges experienced by new editors, from the perspective of people who mentor new editors on their path to becoming experienced editors (on help desks, talk pages, editathons...)
This task will be complete when the following are done:

  • ask mentors these three questions, and receive answers:
    • What are the most frequent questions new editors ask?
    • What are the most frequent challenges new editors face?
    • How do new editors get answers to their questions and how are they able to address the challenges they face?
  • translate content into English as necessary
  • Deliver the translated answers to the three questions in list form.

This work will be used to inform, along with other research, the tactical implementation of work the Growth team will do toward retaining more new editors in mid sized Wikipedias.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 13 2018, 7:38 PM
Trizek-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Jun 14 2018, 9:12 AM

After the conversation with @revi and @Urbanecm today, we decided that our target date for this task is 2018-06-29.

Trizek-WMF triaged this task as High priority.

Claiming while I'm coordinating the effort. :)

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CommunityTechBot renamed this task from 61aaaaaaaa to Learn about new editors questions and challenges from mentors .Jul 2 2018, 12:21 PM
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Cirdan added a subscriber: Cirdan.Jul 5 2018, 4:05 PM

While more questions are requested, the deadline is postponed to until we decide that task is completed.

revi moved this task from Incoming to Radar on the User-revi board.Jul 5 2018, 4:24 PM

Per discussion with @aripstra, I'll ask a few mentors on French Wikipedia to have a comparison with the two tested wikis. It is not a priority.

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revi moved this task from Radar to Closed on the User-revi board.Jul 23 2018, 7:50 PM
Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.Oct 5 2018, 9:29 AM

Satisfaction survey reply received.