This parent task is intended to help gather and advance the thinking around how the visual editor might be enhanced to help people learn the social conventions (read: [policies and guidelines](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Policies_and_guidelines)) and exercise the judgement necessary to become productive and constructive Wikipedia editors.
Visual editor's growing popularity among people new to editing Wikipedia [i] suggests it has been reasonably successful at helping people to learn the technical skills [ii] necessary to edit Wikipedia.
Trouble is, the edits these new people make often break/defy [Wikipedia policies and guidelines](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Policies_and_guidelines).
This task is about exploring how the visual editor could be augmented/enhanced to help people learn these [policies and guidelines](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Policies_and_guidelines) and exercise the judgement necessary to become productive and constructive Wikipedia editors.
=== Potential impact
**New and Junior Contributors**
Working on talking pages has led us to notice that for many newcomers, the earliest human interactions they have on-wiki centers around something they did wrong, like not contributing in the Wikipedia Way [iii] [iv][v][vi].
We wonder how newcomers perceive these interactions and further, whether newcomers having a positive first interaction with another Wikipedia editor could increase the likelihood that they continue editing. [vii]
We wonder whether adding more "productive friction" to publishing flows could free Senior Contributors up to do more high-value work by:
- Decreasing the amount of work they need to do reverting lower quality edits by increasing the quality of edits
- Decreasing the amount of work they need to do blocking bad faith/vandalistic editors by lowering the likelihood these actors are able to complete/publish the changes that cause them to be blcoked
...the assumptions above are built, in part, atop the impact of turning off IP editing at pt.wiki. More information can be found here:
- Slides: [Impact of turning off IP editing on ptwiki](https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1EWWHBN6dtc_aGWBKuy0ayIVpX2lRl_Wguc4PiwT6xHk/edit#slide=id.gc5206979fe_0_8)
- Analysis: https://analytics.wikimedia.org/published/notebooks/AHT/ptwiki_dashboard.html
- Ideas for where/how we might introduce this feedback/interaction: T95500#6873217
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ii. Where "technical skills" could mean: adding text, formatting text, adding links, adding citations, publishing edits, etc.
vii. Perhaps the Research Team's "Thanks" research might be instructive here for it explore how positive interactions/sentiment affect editing behavior: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Understanding_thanks