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Description

I would like to propose to allow experienced users to claim their mentees, in additional to the random thing that's currently working. Questions from users that are participating in wiki-courses actually happened (at least https://cs.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Diskuse_s_wikipedistou:Martin_Urbanec&diff=17481782&oldid=17479745), and in this particular case, the instructor/wiki ambassador for that project actually was upset that their course participant is asking somebody else. Yes, the answer should be more-or-less the same anyway, but that's not on topic here.

Draft business rules

This feature should at least:

  • Warn experienced users if they are going to change mentor for the second/third time.
  • Warm mentors that they have changed mentor
  • Log changes to prevent abuse (hiding the log to admins is fine if necessary due to Privacy)
  • ...?

Notes

@MMiller_WMF, could this be priorized, please? I believe I mentioned this on our meetings. I consider this quite important, and since what I was worrying about has actually happened, I think we should really consider to do this as a major improvement for cs.wikipedia.

Details

Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/extensions/GrowthExperiments : masterAllow experienced users to claim mentees

Event Timeline

Urbanecm created this task.Jul 16 2019, 8:15 PM
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Trizek-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 17 2019, 9:36 AM
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I've added a not about warning mentees.

Also, have a way to change mentors would be a nice way to give a new mentor to an active newcomer if their current mentor is not available anymore. This would replace a long-term mentorship program. OTOH, a newcomer able to ask for a new mentor is capable to find a way to ask for help.

Urbanecm added a comment.EditedJul 17 2019, 1:52 PM

I've added a not about warning mentees.

Your rule says "Warm (sic!) mentors that they changed mentor". Not sure what does that mean, could you explain?

Also, have a way to change mentors would be a nice way to give a new mentor to an active newcomer if their current mentor is not available anymore. This would replace a long-term mentorship program. OTOH, a newcomer able to ask for a new mentor is capable to find a way to ask for help.

+1.

kostajh added a subscriber: kostajh.

Moving to discussion/analysis; when the specifications for this are sorted out @MMiller_WMF could decide which quarter this task belongs to.

Your rule says "Warm (sic!) mentors that they changed mentor". Not sure what does that mean, could you explain?

Without typos or misses, it means "Warn mentees that they changed mentor".

@Urbanecm -- thanks for filing this. I see this idea as part of a larger idea to integrate the newcomer homepage with community programs. I think a great flow would be if a user takes the welcome survey, says they're part of a program, and then ends up looking at a newcomer homepage all about that program, including a mentor who is part of the contest. We'll think about that as the newcomer homepage gets more advanced. In particular, we want to see how newcomers interact with mentors, and whether they develop ongoing relationships with mentors, or if they just ask one question.

I'm putting this in Q2 for us to think about.

Working on this on Wikimania-Hackathon-2019 per @MMiller_WMF's suggestion.

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Change 530105 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm; owner: Urbanecm):
[mediawiki/extensions/GrowthExperiments@master] [wip] Allow experienced users to claim mentees

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/530105

Urbanecm moved this task from Incoming to Code Review on the Growth-Team (Current Sprint) board.
Urbanecm added a subscriber: RHo.

I shown what I build at the hackathon to @RHo and @Trizek-WMF, and I got to the state when I got no suggestions on what to improve from that. I guess this is ready for code review then!

RHo added a comment.Aug 17 2019, 1:15 PM

Hi @Urbanecm - here's an icon for the notification (ltr and rtl versions)

Thanks a lot, @RHo!

Dyolf77_WMF added a comment.EditedOct 15 2019, 2:50 PM

Hi @RHo , I think the shield is protecting the heart so no matter if rtf or ltr, for its place, but the question mark is correct for rtl icon.

Hi @RHo , I think the shield is protecting the heart so no matter if rtf or ltr, for its place, but the question mark is correct for rtl icon.

As someone using shields time to time, I agree.

RHo added a comment.Oct 18 2019, 11:33 AM

ahh good call, I've updated it the RTL version here:

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