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T232423 lays out specifications for the suggested edits module as mocked up here. An element shown in the mockup but not required in T232423 is the ability for a user to not only page through suggested edits, but to actually dismiss them with an "X" in the upper right.

The idea behind that dismissal action is to allow users to indicate that they are actively uninterested in a task, or that it is a bad match. This needs to be thought through and explored further. Implemented well, it could:

  • ...let users curate their own feed so that they don't repeatedly see suggestions they don't want as they change their filters or return to the module on different visits.
  • ...allow us to find out how much users do or do not like our recommendations.
  • ...see if we are better at recommending tasks on certain wikis or on certain topics.
  • ...collect information to improve our recommendation approach.

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@RHo and I need to decide on designs and business rules for this feature.

@Halfak -- do you think that a feature like this could generate data that you would want for JADE or otherwise? If so, we can consider it for sooner rather than later.

Note that currently the user gets a different set of tasks on every homepage visit so dismissing cards doesn't really make sense. Storing the suggestions would have other benefits (performance, mainly) but would also mean that we need some way of checking whether they are still valid. (Which we might want to anyway, in case someone keeps the homepage tab open for long.)

Nothing I could use this for right now in Jade but I'd be interested in an analysis that could tell us how many newcomers don't find their interested topics represented and what king of topics seem to be missing.

RHo removed RHo as the assignee of this task.May 26 2021, 1:53 PM