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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Wikipedia's "Rate this page"
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:13:09 GMT
On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Danese Cooper <> wrote:
> Rob,
> You may not know that I am the CTO of Wikimedia Foundation.  Let me tell you
> that you want to first watch the experiment that is the new Article Feedback
> feature play out awhile on Wikipedia.  We at WMF have no idea whether we're
> even measuring the right things with that tool yet.

I've seen a similar approach done with documentation and support pages
for commercial products as well.  So I think the idea has a good
pedigree.  But you do need to ask the right questions.  I think the
right questions for product documentation are likely to differ from
the questions used at Wikipedia.

> Danese
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> Don't know if you've noticed this new feature that has recently been rolled
>> out.
>> Scroll down to the bottom of this, or any other Wikipedia page:
>> Readers are invited to rate the page on completeness, objectivity,
>> etc.  Presumably this information is aggregated and in the future can
>> guide editors towards the pages that need the most work.
>> Would an approach like this have any benefit for our website, for doc,
>> tutorials, etc.?
>> -Rob

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