Organizers and their sponsors and partners want to understand the impact and quality of articles created during an event. Organizers who are focused on creating content also have a desire to know precisely which of the articles created during an event have been deleted, so they can attempt to rescue those articles.
This metric will be used (initially) in the Event Summary (CSV only, not Wikitext T205561 ) and Pages Created (T206058 and T205502) reports. The data will be somewhat different in each of the reports.
- In Event Summary reports: here, the metric will be the overall "New Page Survival Rate" for the whole event, expressed as a percentage. E.g., if 100 articles were created during the event and 15 deleted afterwards, the New Page Survival Rate is 85%.
- In Pages Created reports: this report is a list of articles created. So the metric here will be an indication, for each individual article, of whether it "Still Exists?". Possible answers = "yes" or "deleted".
Proposed method and its strengths/weaknesses
- Based on the Archive log After discussing various approaches, the method we've selected here uses the Archive log. This has certain strengths and weaknesses.
- Won't work with Category filter: if the organizer has used the Category filter to define the event, no Survival Rate figures will be possible.
- In such cases, the system will post an answer of "n/a", for not available. I.e., we will not simply omit the column from spreadsheets or screen display.
- Will track articles deleted during the event: If an article is created during the event and then deleted before the end of the event, we can still track that article.
- Metric can be run at any time: This metric will be available during the time period of the event (i.e., organizers will not have to wait until the event is over to see the metric).
- Metric continues to develop: The number of articles created during an event is fixed once the event ends. However, the metric for survival rate can continue to go up or down, as created articles are either deleted or restored.