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Welcome survey: let communities administer survey questions
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The Welcome Survey is a feature that asks newcomers a set of questions right after they register their accounts. The main objective of the survey is for the responses to back features like the newcomer homepage, which can be personalized based on what the newcomer is trying to accomplish, as stated in their welcome survey.

The questions on the survey are currently configured via code by the WMF Growth team. But it still may be useful to allow communities to configure their own questions/responses on the survey. For instance, if a community is making a big push for Wiki Loves Monuments, it would be valuable for them to know how many newcomers are creating accounts because of that push, or perhaps to even give a different experience to newcomers who give that response.

Some concerns:

  • How to make sure that any configurations don't break features that rely on certain welcome survey responses.
  • How to detect or monitor whether alterations to a welcome survey affect activation rates. For instance, an extremely long survey might deter newcomers from completing it and may even cause them to leave the wiki.

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Restricted Application added a project: Growth-Team. · View Herald TranscriptMay 9 2019, 9:09 PM
MMiller_WMF removed MMiller_WMF as the assignee of this task.May 9 2019, 9:10 PM
Aklapper moved this task from Backlog to Projects on the Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019 board.EditedMay 10 2019, 11:31 AM

Assuming this is a project at Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019 . If someone plans to work on this at Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, feel free to set an assignee.

Tgr added a subscriber: Tgr.May 15 2019, 5:32 PM
MMiller_WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)May 16 2019, 4:22 PM
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kostajh moved this task from Inbox to Triaged but Future on the Growth-Team board.Aug 16 2019, 3:19 PM

Patches from participants at Wikimania-Hackathon-2019 are welcome! I'm moving this to Triaged but Future for the Growth-Team board.