I have a few follow-up questions about the mobile editing stats that Neil gave us in October.
- We've been talking about making a better loading screen, but if the initial drop-off for VE on mobile is smaller than desktop, then maybe optimizing the loading experience isn't a huge priority. Am I understanding that right?
- What do you think accounts for the huge drop for wikitext on desktop? I can understand people dropping after the page loads, and they see scary-looking wikitext, but I think this means dropping out before the wikitext even loads.
- Why is the desktop wikitext percentage higher for ready than loaded?
I edited the text of the Edit completion rate section, based on our conversation the other day. Can you take a look at my text, to make sure I understand it correctly?
The way I understand it now, IP editors have a huge drop-off rate on mobile -- they get the wikitext editor, and only 1.5% complete their edit. More savvy IP editors who switch to VE have 11.4% completion.
But for all logged-in users on mobile, wikitext has a better completion rate than VE, which shows that there's a lot of work to do on mobile VE, and that's our goal for this project. Is that right?