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Newcomer tasks: clean up help panel EventLogging
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Description

As part of rearranging the help panel for guidance, we have some EventLogging issues we would like to clean up. @Catrope says:

However, I also noticed that there is no action logged for moving to some of the newer panels (general-help and suggested-edits). Instead, we log a link-click for clicks on the buttons on the home screen, which is duplicative for the button taking you to the ask-question panel (that logs an action, named review for historical reasons) but it's the only way that we track the state change for moving to the general-help or suggested-edits panels (those don't log actions). When moving back from those panels to the home panel (using the back icon at the top left), we do log that as a navigation action (back-home), not as a link-click.

The changes are pretty clear to me:

  • Rename the review action to ask-help
  • Add actions called general-help and suggested-edits , and start logging them
  • Stop logging link-click events for navigation actions, since they're now redundant

Event Timeline

Change 593878 had a related patch set uploaded (by Catrope; owner: Catrope):
[mediawiki/extensions/GrowthExperiments@master] Help panel: Clean up navigation logging

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/593878

Change 593878 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/GrowthExperiments@master] Help panel: Clean up navigation logging

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/593878

Checked in testwiki wmf.37 - no issues are found.

(1)

  • Rename the review action to ask-help

No more review action.
(2)

  • Add actions called general-help and suggested-edits , and start logging them

ask-help action is for "Ask the help desk"
general-help action is for "General editing help"
suggested-edits action is for Suggested edits guidance screen
(3)

  • Stop logging link-click events for navigation actions, since they're now redundant

There are postedit-link-click action in the following context:

{"dt": "2020-06-17T00:00:17Z", "event": {"action": "postedit-link-click", "action_data": "homepage", "context": "postedit", "editor_interface": "visualeditor", "help_panel_session_id": "cb6b5fb17ea87a5e32fc", "is_mobile": false, "is_suggested_task": true, "page_id": 0, "page_ns": 0, "page_protection": "", "page_title": "",[...]