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Edits to the employer field test
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From @spatton

Hey @jgleeson, we're interested in doing a new round of testing on this employer field variant. The types of things we'd like to test include:

  • A field variant with alternate placeholder text (current best = Employer name (Optional) ; alternates = Employer (Optional) and Employer (not described as being Optional, though it can remain technically optional)
  • A few descriptive texts variant (current best from our first test = the short variant, We'll let you know if your employer will match your gift.

Are the placeholder variants challenging to implement?

Do you have capacity to set up either of these types of variants by next Monday or so? We don't necessarily have to test both the same week.


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Some details provided by @jgleeson:

Re: ability to test multiple variants of the placeholder text:

we don't currently have a robust way to dynamically swap out placeholder text. It would require a whole new html field element just for that case which is doable but does feel pretty hacky. The right way to do it would be to introduce some logic which allows us to swap out various text pieces via config values, but that is a slightly bigger piece of work.

Re: a few descriptive text variants:

That text is straightforward to change, we'll just need to schedule this after current priorities.

@NNichols and/or @CCogdill_WMF, the current placeholder text is Employer name (Optional). I think we should remove the the word Name, leaving it as Employer (Optional). I believe that'll cut down on a bit of confusion and won't impact conversion. Any thoughts on making that change w/o testing?

@spatton RE removing Name - I would not have thought of that but it makes sense to me to try it.

DStrine changed the point value for this task from 0 to 2.Aug 6 2019, 8:28 PM

@Cstone @XenoRyet Either of you want to tackle this? I could try to help tomorrow morning too.

@jgleeson what did we plan to do here? Please write it up if you have time before leaving for Wikimania.

Or anyone else who remembers what our plan was? @Ejegg remembers something about mustache templates.

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Change 530449 had a related patch set uploaded (by Ejegg; owner: Ejegg):
[mediawiki/extensions/DonationInterface@master] Alternate 'Employer' placeholder text

Change 530449 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/DonationInterface@master] Alternate 'Employer' placeholder text