When the user arrives on a suggested edit article, there should be a pulsing blue dot on the lower right of the edit button on both desktop and mobile. See the images below. When a wiki has two edit tabs (one for VE and one for wikitext), we should put the blue dot on the VE tab. We are preferring VE for newcomers because we think they will have a better experience there, and be more likely to succeed on their first edit.
For each platform and task type, the user should see the dot until they click it -- even if that is not their first visit to a suggested edit article.
The dots can be seen in action in these interactive prototypes:
Below are the portions of our instrumentation plan that relate to this component. See T246919: Newcomer tasks: guidance instrumentation for the full plan.
- We want to record when the user clicks the “Edit” button. In two-tab wikis on desktop, we need to know whether they chose the VE or wikitext option. One way to figure this out may be with the editattemptstep schema with appropriate oversampling.