User story & summary:
As the Growth team PM, I want to understand the impact T51541 and T90404, because that will ensure I make better, data-driven prioritization decisions (especially in relation to the Positive Reinforcement project)
As a Wikimedian, I'm curious about the impact of features like Thanks, because I care about the long-term health of the wikis.
Background & research:
This task is important because understanding the impact will help us make more informed decisions in the future.
This task covers just the initial quick impact analysis of:
- T51541: Add "thanks" links to Special:Watchlist and Special:Contributions
- T90404: Add Thank link on Recent Changes pages
This research should help support or reject following hypothesis:
- Adding Thanks to more pages on Wikipedia will increase the percentage of Edits that get thanked.
Quick analysis with a short summary of methodology and results posted in this task.
Note: since we didn't set up A/B testing for these changes we can only look at before and after data to measure the impact. Both Thanks tasks (T51541 and T90404) were on the 2023-01-02 release train, so should have been added to Group 2 wikis on 2023-01-05.