Dec 13 2022
Thanks Shay! I've edited our blog draft to call that out. Do you want to have a look at that draft?
Dec 9 2022
Dec 8 2022
@SNowick_WMF In talking within Comms, our press-focused folks believe that we'd get more attention if we published the list earlier in December. (It gives us more runway before the holidays, particularly as the 23rd falls on a Saturday this year.) Would it be possible to do the final data pull a bit earlier, on 12 or 13 Dec? Whichever works best in your schedule, although please feel free to push back if it's not possible.
Dec 7 2022
Thanks, @SNowick_WMF! This is great stuff. I'm fascinated that Deaths in 2022 hasn't yet passed QEII. Some other notes:
Dec 5 2022
@SNowick_WMF That sounds great!
Would you also be able to show the mobile view percentages for each article in the table? We've previously used that as another way of screening for false positives. Never mind, you've already done that and I forgot over the weekend. :-)
Dec 2 2022
Thanks so much, @SNowick_WMF! I know that last year we removed articles like YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia that had no referral data to back up their pageview count. Can you confirm that that's still the case? And would you agree that we should remove Bible, Skathi (moon), and Chief executive officer as false positives?
Nov 23 2022
Jul 5 2022
Jun 27 2022
Jun 18 2022
Hey folks—I wanted to check on the status of this export. I'm not seeing it in the Google Drive folder. Thank you!
Jun 13 2022
Jun 10 2022
May 30 2022
This has been sent—thank you!
May 20 2022
@Tgr it did! Thanks for the diligence here.
May 16 2022
Even better! Thanks, Kosta. I appreciate the work here!
May 13 2022
Hey @kostajh -- if I understand correctly, you're saying that you'll send all of the collected emails on Monday, but that I can easily delete the ones that have already received an email by sorting via timestamps? If that's correct, that works great! (More generally, as long as I can determine who hasn't received an email yet, it will work great.)
Apr 22 2022
@Etonkovidova that Spanish-language link is what we're looking for! I've updated the task description.
Apr 21 2022
@Etonkovidova thank you for your diligence! I believe that link should point to their general terms of service, which is actually located at https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/, but I've reached out to the Legal team to confirm as there is also a Spanish language version. I'll bring the answer back here as soon as I receive it.
Apr 13 2022
Apr 7 2022
Noting that I made some changes to the translation I posted in the task description yesterday based on advice from the Growth team's Spanish Wikipedia ambassador.
Apr 5 2022
The finalized text for the landing pages is:
Mar 31 2022
Mar 24 2022
Mar 23 2022
@kostajh thanks for all of this info! Per a conversation we had with Marshall on Slack, we can push back the start date on this project by 1.5 weeks to account for the video production schedule. Does that work?
@MMiller_WMF @RHo we did have them prepare a mobile mockup, but it wasn't what we were looking for. However, there were other priorities at the time and we decided to move ahead with only the desktop mockup. Our plan was to include the full text on both the desktop and mobile landing pages, but we'd be open to discussing limiting that, perhaps at tomorrow's steering committee meeting. I'm fine with having no hyperlinks in the header. (I'll remove that from the slide now.)
Mar 18 2022
@MShilova_WMF We finalized the text today and have sent it for translation. The interviews that we'll be including in the video are not yet complete, and the ETA on it is approximately two weeks out. We were hoping that any other Commons video could stand in as a placeholder for it, prior to the project going live, until that's complete.
Mar 17 2022
@kostajh one month!
@MShilova_WMF I've added the requested info! Please let me know if you'd like more detail. To the question I removed from the task description ("Will we also need to include an image with the logo on the landing page (in addition to video and text)?"), we will not.
I've just tried it out! Thanks, @kostajh. My only feedback mirrors Marshall's.
Thanks for all this work, @kostajh and @RHo! I know it's a lot of frustrating work to test videos across browsers, and I appreciate it. (Commons video formats were an absolute bear to deal with on WordPress back when I worked on the old Wikimedia Blog. They'd even automatically start downloading if you clicked on them in certain browser! We ended up having to include captions directing people using those browsers to watch the videos on other sites.)
Given that we'd like to welcome the new editors, the emails need to get to them within a reasonable timeframe. We would prefer to send them twice a week, but at a minimum we'd really need at least once per week.
Mar 16 2022
Thanks for these ideas, Marshall! A username field is something we would appreciate having but isn't a need if it takes a non-trivial amount of time to build. Our current plan calls for a graphical intro banner in lieu of a personal hello, and it would be great to have the flexibility to make changes if the emails are less successful than we'd like.
My thanks to you both! @kostajh, those screenshots look great overall. I'm assuming there will still be a place for a user to enter their email address? :-)
Mar 15 2022
For the welcome survey items:
Mar 10 2022
Hi all, thanks for the feedback here. I've added what I believe to be all the requested information into the task description. @RHo, you're correct that we're requesting that it go onto the welcome survey. I inadvertently used "sign-up page" as shorthand.
Mar 8 2022
Hi @kostajh! I'll take on those questions in order:
Mar 2 2021
@hdothiduc I would say something like "After this data was published, we changed the English Wikipedia's most-viewed article of 2017 from Darth Vader to Donald Trump after the former was identified as a false positive," and link false positive to this: https://pageviews.toolforge.org/topviews/faq/#false_positive
Feb 10 2021
I believe so for the English-language articles!
Dec 8 2020
That works great! Thanks @cchen. We really appreciate your flexibility!
Hey again @cchen! We've been advised by our partners that December 15th would make it much easier to pitch this story idea to press.
Dec 2 2020
Thanks, Connie! That's really helpful info that I think is enough for us to remove it from the listing. :-)
Thank you so much @cchen! Do you have any thoughts as to the legitimacy of Microsoft Office at #29? It's roughly 50/50 desktop/mobile views, but it's such a strange entry that I'm having trouble accepting it. (This is as opposed to the YouTube article, which is probably the result of people mistakenly navigating there instead of the website!)
Nov 30 2020
Hey @cchen -- we have one extra ask that came up later... Would it be possible to add in views from redirects once we have a top 50? We suspect that doing this would add a lot of pageviews to the COVID pages especially, which have been moved several times since the beginning of the pandemic = those old titles are now redirects.
Feb 25 2020
The overlays are not loading for me either. Windows machine on Firefox. (To be clear, at the link provided anyone testing this needs to hover over "index" and click "open page overlay", which I originally didn't understand!)
Nov 18 2019
This was published: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/10/27/new-interactive-visualization-wikipedia/
Oct 28 2019
Hey folks, we'll be going over this in our weekly stand-up meeting today. :-)
Oct 23 2019
Oct 22 2019
Sep 25 2019
The blog site is intended to be archived and moved to the Foundation's servers. The task was something Technology was working on, but I think got delayed with the leadership transitions.
Ok. Is there an open task for it?
Sep 24 2019
Sep 16 2019
@CDanis @ayounsi @Vgutierrez Hello all, happy Monday! WordPress is still investigating what's happening, and they're wondering if we have a more detailed error message that we could share with them. I could also try to cc you on the WordPress ticket, if that would be more helpful. Thanks for your time—y'all are fantastic!
Sep 11 2019
Thanks very much, @ayounsi—I've passed this info onto WordPress. Will let y'all know when I hear more!
Sep 10 2019
@CDanis the report has been passed on!
May 13 2019
Apr 3 2019
Dec 20 2018
Hello everyone! We've been talking on the Communications Committee's mailing list about this. @MusikAnimal, would it be possible to get a list of the most-viewed articles in the following languages shortly after the New Year?
Nov 9 2018
@Molgreen nominations for the wishlist survey are still open for two more days. :-) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019
Sep 10 2018
Jul 31 2018
@Varnent @jrbs the links are there, it's just that they look like regular text. Hover a mouse over "transparency report" in the sentence "We invite you to learn more about requests we received in the past six months in our comprehensive transparency report." (near the end)
(Note that I meant to comment with my Foundation account and not as a volunteer.)
Jun 14 2018
Jun 8 2018
Jun 6 2018
Hello again! For anyone else reading this thread, I'm Ed from the Foundation’s blog team. First, please let me reassure you that the blog’s move to wikimediafoundation.org does not mean we are changing the existing editorial strategy. We are not planning to change or reduce the number of community-focused or authored posts that are published on the Wikimedia blog. Publishing community-authored and related blog posts is a key part of our editorial guidelines, which is why we have extensive Meta-Wiki documentation on how to submit a post.
Jun 4 2018
Hi @Micru, it is not correct to call it the Wikimedia community blog. You can see more on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Blog
Hi @Micru! This unfortunately isn't something we're going to be able to do, as the blog will be moving into the new Foundation website when it is deployed. My apologies!
May 10 2018
@Volker_E I think we could survive without it being translated, especially if doing so would require using up a large amount of staff (read: your!) time. It's not ideal, of course, but almost all of the content on the blog is English-only, and even WMDE's banner is only in German.
May 9 2018
@Varnent Mel and I chatted quick—we're fine with either approach as long as it works on a technical level. I'm personally a little worried about the link to the home page from the logo in the top left, but that could be disabled in the current blog's code as part of this process. @Tbayer do you have an idea of the amount of work that would be required to add a banner like WMDE's?
@Legoktm Chrome! Using "inspect" says that the font family is monospace.
May 7 2018
May 6 2018
@Peachey88 To clarify, are you looking for redirects from old blog posts to blogarchives.wikimedia.org? Ie https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/05/03/why-i-women-wikipedia/ would redirect to https://blogarchives.wikimedia.org/2018/05/03/why-i-women-wikipedia/?
Apr 13 2018
Hey @ssastry! Can you send us an email at digitalmedia@ with your answers to these questions?
Mar 29 2018
@Krinkle really looking forward to this!
Feb 27 2018
@Qgil have you started a draft for this?
Feb 21 2018
Here's another use case for a URL shortener. https://twitter.com/ed_erhart/status/966413301189103616
Nov 22 2017
Oct 31 2017
@Volker_E - sounds good! Do we have a target date for this? Thank you very much for your help here.