During a #wikimedia-strategy brainstorming session, regarding a Question of the Week:
"What changes to Wikimedia's technology would enable a friendlier and more welcoming
environment?") it was suggested that the main issues could be addressed thusly:
[20:20] <jimmyps> we could address the first two (tallest) bars on
http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:091207_QOTW.png simply by publicizing statistics from http://stats.grok.se
[20:21] <eekim> jimmyps: the key question is, how would you publicize it,
and how would you measure if you were being effective?
[20:22] <jimmyps> eekim: for each article find the top 10 articles
also in its categories and list them in order on the sidebar after the interwikis with "x,xxx views/month" right-justified on every other line after each of the 10
[20:23] <jimmyps> that would indicate to people the most popular subjects
that they are also interested in
[20:23] <jimmyps> this could be done in batch mode
[20:25] <jimmyps> does anyone disagree that listing the most popular
"related articles" with their viewership counts on the sidebar after the interwikis would address the largest leftmost two bars on http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:091207_QOTW.png ?
(no disagreements were forthcoming)
Would someone who understands what is and is not possible with bots and MediaWiki please comment on the feasibility of this proposal? Thank you. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 04:49, 9 December 2009 (UTC)