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Decommission the EditorActivation instrument
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This task tracks both finding out whether the EditorActivation instrument should be decommissioned and the steps to decommission it.

Should the EditorActivation instrument be decommissioned

In T284679: EditorActivation Event Platform Migration, the Legacy EventLogging schema was declined to be migrated to the Event Platform. As noted in the task, active editors is a "pretty useful metric" to have but the metric is also publicly available from other sources, i.e.|line|2-year|(page_type)~content|monthly and|map|last-month|(activity-level)~5..99-edits|monthly.

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This task came up in the Product Analytics team's board refinement meeting, and I wanted to chime in and confirm that the Growth team doesn't use this instrumentation in our analyses. Or in other words, from the perspective of the Growth team this instrumentation is safe to decommission.

@ori: You're listed as the maintainer for the EditorActivation schema. Do you know if anything/anyone is using the data logged by the instrument?

Further to this, there are no mentions of EditorActivation outside of the instrument's implementation and the sanitisation allowlist:

Given all of the above (and, most importantly, that there is an equivalent dataset in the wmf.mediawiki_history table), I think we can proceed with decommissioning the EditorActivation instrument.

Change 896317 had a related patch set uploaded (by Phuedx; author: Phuedx):

[mediawiki/extensions/WikimediaEvents@master] Decommission the EditorActivation instrument

Change 896326 had a related patch set uploaded (by Phuedx; author: Phuedx):

[analytics/refinery@master] Remove EditorActivation allowlist entry

Change 896317 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/WikimediaEvents@master] Decommission the EditorActivation instrument

Change 896326 merged by Mforns:

[analytics/refinery@master] Remove EditorActivation allowlist entry

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Being bold.