Some pages and Wikipedias have implemented new workflows and affordances to make it easier for people, across experience levels, to start new discussion threads.
This task is about understanding and documenting these different approaches so we can identify the design patterns we ought to consider incorporating into the workflow we will design in T243248.
For each intervention listed in "Interventions to explore" we are curious to know the following...
- What does the intervention look like?
- How does the intervention work?
- What problem(s) do you think the intervention is intended to solve?
- What do you think we can learn from this intervention?
- What patterns do you notice among the interventions listed?
Interventions to explore
The research we conducted surfaced a series of interventions wikis have implemented to make it easier for people to start new discussions on talk pages. These "interventions" are listed here:
|Additional links elsewhere on the page||"Ajouter un sujet" (bottom of fr.wiki talk pages), + (bottom of some nl.wiki talk pages)|
|Large blue buttons at the top of the page with custom calls to action||"Ask a question" (en.wiki), "New message" (cs.wiki), "Make a new request" (fr.wiki),|
|"New section" form is preloaded with a template/instructions||"Request to administrators" (fr.wiki), "Request for immediate deletion" (fr.wiki), see T250768#6073965 for more examples|
|Links at the top of the page||"Click here to ask a question" (nl.wiki), "Start a new topic" (~550 people are using this on en.wiki)|
|Instructions within new section form||"You are going to request the immediate deletion..." (fr.wiki), "Instructions for discussion" (cs.wiki)|
- What – if any – user testing should we conduct to better understand how effective these workflows and affordances are at making the process for starting new conversations easier and more intuitive?
- A slide deck containing the "Slide components" above
- All "Open questions" above are resolved