This task is about calculating the desktop revert rate for newcomers (defined below) editing Wikipedia on desktop.
It is possible people who are shown the visual editor on mobile and the people who are shown the source editor on mobile are equally likely to be retained (read: to start and continuing editing Wikipedia).
Should the scenario described above arise, we will look at other metrics – of which revert rate is one – to determine which editing interface should be shown to newcomers by default. Specifically, we will look at whether the revert rate in one test group (default-visual or default-source) is significantly higher than the comparable revert rate on desktop.
This task is about calculating said "comparable revert rate on desktop" which will serve as the baseline to which we will compare the test group revert rates.
We are curious to learn the percentage of edits that are reverted on desktop that meeting the following conditions:
- Edits made on desktop web
- Edits made using the visual editor or the wikitext editor
- Edits made by people (read: not bots)
- Edits made by people who are logged out or who have made 0 cumulative edits
- Edits made to a Wikipedia content namespace
- Edits that are reverted within 48 hours of being made
- The "Analysis" described above is computed