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Scaling: add feedback option to Special:EditGrowthConfig
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A colleague pointed out that we have an easy opportunity to collect feedback from community members on Special:EditGrowthConfig, by adding an option to do so right on the page. Since this is a new idea that has important open questions, we want to seize the opportunity to learn more from the volunteers.

Here's a user story describing what we want to do:

As an administrator, when I am using community configuration, I want to be able to convey my thoughts and questions to the Growth team, so that they can use my feedback to improve the feature.

  • Perhaps a good way to do this would be to add a blue button near the top of the page, under the existing text but above the form.
  • There could be text that says, "Do you have ideas or questions about this form?"
  • The button could say "Give feedback".
  • The button could link to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Growth/Community_configuration. I think that given all the users who encounter Special:EditGrowthConfig will be quite experienced, linking them to the existing talk page will work for them to provide feedback.

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@Urbanecm_WMF -- could you please attempt something for this task, and then show @RHo and me a screenshot here so we can see how it looks and feels before it gets deployed?

I'd recommend looking at Special:ContentTranslation which has a simple single "Give us feedback" button that then takes the user to a Talk page with more detailed guidance Bout the feedback info to provide.
https://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Content_translation

@Urbanecm_WMF -- could you please attempt something for this task, and then show @RHo and me a screenshot here so we can see how it looks and feels before it gets deployed?

Change 703936 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm; author: Urbanecm):

[mediawiki/extensions/GrowthExperiments@master] Add feedback option to Special:EditGrowthConfig

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/703936

Hello @RHo and @MMiller_WMF

what about this?

image.png (501×1 px, 81 KB)

A similar message appears in the post-save message:

image.png (297×711 px, 17 KB)

Let me know what you think :).

Urbanecm triaged this task as Medium priority.Jul 21 2021, 1:00 PM

I'd recommend to link to the central talkpage: mw:Talk:Growth. This because questions may be about the overall features more than their configuration.

@Urbanecm_WMF -- that looks good to me. And it sounds fine to link to mw:Talk:Growth as @Trizek-WMF recommends. You can proceed toward deploying this addition.

Perfect, thanks @MMiller_WMF. Target talk page changed, and moving to code review.

Change 703936 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/GrowthExperiments@master] Add feedback option to Special:EditGrowthConfig

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/703936

Should be deployed with next train (ie. tomorrow, if all goes well).