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[AMC] Rename setting "Advanced mode" (instead of "Advanced contributions mode")
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Description

Description

Currently the setting is called "Advanced contributions mode". I think it's worth reconsidering what we call the setting before rolling this out more widely.

Advanced
"Advanced" is intended to imply features that are beyond the common reading experience, or in other words features that aren't of interest to the common user. "Advanced" is also intended to imply additional, as in additional features will appear in the interface.

Contributions
"Contribution" is a Wikipedia term (see WP:Contributing to Wikipedia). There is also a commonly used page in the interface called Contributions. The difference (if any) between contributing and editing does not seem to be defined. In our case "contributions" is intended to imply actions that are related to/in support of editing, but are not necessarily editing actions per se. Our interpretation is that contributing is a general term, part of which is editing, but there are other ways to contribute aside from editing.

Potential issues with calling the setting "Advanced contributions mode":

  • it is redundant (contributors are inherently advanced, since most people do not contribute)
  • for non-contributors the concept of "contributions" might not be as familiar as "editing"
  • contributors might think this mode is specifically about the Contributions page (e.g. an enhanced contributions page)
  • the line between contributing and editing is blurry, and people may not understand it in the way we intend it
  • "Advanced" may imply a hierarchy of users

Possible alternatives

Advanced mode
Pros: familiar concept, broad/flexible, implies additional functionality that are not relevant for most people, Gmail and Google Chrome both have a concept of "advanced features/settings"
Cons: not particularly specific (advanced what?), implies a hierarchy of users

Editor mode
Pros: familiar concept, specific, doesn't imply hierarchy
Cons: might imply changes to the editor itself, possibly too limiting (because some of these features might be useful to readers)

NOTE: let's make sure we check the translations to make sure the old translations appear once the new copy is in

Acceptance criteria

  • Change setting name to "advanced mode"

Event Timeline

alexhollender renamed this task from [AMC] simplify setting name to "Advanced mode" to [AMC] reconsider setting name - "Advanced contributions mode".Jun 20 2019, 4:20 PM
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alexhollender renamed this task from [AMC] reconsider setting name - "Advanced contributions mode" to [AMC] Rename setting "Advanced mode" (instead of "Advanced contributions mode").Aug 6 2019, 4:17 PM

@nray @ovasileva not sure what the sequencing will end up being, but wanted to note that whenever we update the setting name here we should also update it in the message in T226068. Maybe it makes sense to add as an acceptance criteria to this task?

@nray @ovasileva not sure what the sequencing will end up being, but wanted to note that whenever we update the setting name here we should also update it in the message in T226068. Maybe it makes sense to add as an acceptance criteria to this task?

Thanks for flagging this @alexhollender . I've updated the AC in T226068 to read as "Advanced mode" assuming that is what we are going with (please correct if wrong).

@nray @ovasileva not sure what the sequencing will end up being, but wanted to note that whenever we update the setting name here we should also update it in the message in T226068. Maybe it makes sense to add as an acceptance criteria to this task?

Thanks for flagging this @alexhollender . I've updated the AC in T226068 to read as "Advanced mode" assuming that is what we are going with (please correct if wrong).

Advanced mode is correct :)

@nray @ovasileva not sure what the sequencing will end up being, but wanted to note that whenever we update the setting name here we should also update it in the message in T226068. Maybe it makes sense to add as an acceptance criteria to this task?

Thanks for flagging this @alexhollender . I've updated the AC in T226068 to read as "Advanced mode" assuming that is what we are going with (please correct if wrong).

Advanced mode is correct :)

@ovasileva @alexhollender the Advanced mobile edit tag description says

Edit made by user with Advanced Mobile Contributions mode"

Do we want to change it to sth like "Edit made by user with Advanced Mobile mode"?

Change 528539 had a related patch set uploaded (by Pmiazga; owner: Pmiazga):
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] Rename Advanced Mobile Contributions Mode into Advanced mode

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/528539

Change 528539 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] Rename Advanced Mobile Contributions Mode into Advanced mode

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/528539

@ovasileva @alexhollender the Advanced mobile edit tag description says

Edit made by user with Advanced Mobile Contributions mode"

Do we want to change it to sth like "Edit made by user with Advanced Mobile mode"?

Either is fine I think, we can change it for consistency if it's trivial though

@ovasileva not sure if it would also make sense to rename our MediaWiki project page? E.g. Advanced mode on mobile -- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Advanced_mobile_contributions

Change 528779 had a related patch set uploaded (by Pmiazga; owner: Pmiazga):
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] AMC Tag shouldn't say Advanced Mobile Contributions

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/528779

Change 528779 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] AMC Tag shouldn't say Advanced Mobile Contributions

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/528779

✅confirming that the setting name has been updated to Advanced mode. Moving to signoff in case there's some other place to check that I'm not thinking of.

Advanced mode it is.

@ovasileva @Jdlrobson has this gone out yet? I noticed that on english it's still "Advanced contributions mode"

@alexhollender nope, currently production is on 1.34.0-wmf.17, this patch didn't get into that branch cut (the wmf.1.34.0-wmf.17 branch cut was 14 days ago, this patch got merged 13 days ago). Due to Wikimania, there was no train last week (1.34.0-wmf.18 was not cut/deployed, explained here T220743: 1.34.0-wmf.18 deployment blockers ). This change will start rolling out from tomorrow with 1.34.0-wmf.19 branch