Talk for Wiki Project "Homepage Algorithm"

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    Would a “weekly summary” section/article be beneficial? It could include links/brief summaries of all of the weekly WikiTribune articles for the week, and possibly links to articles on important topics from other media sources. Might allow a more up to date and informed news feed, similar to wikipedias “current events” page

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      YES!

      Will you help me create one this week as a test? Let’s play with what it would be like…

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    I think having an option to select based on the status of an article would be beneficial. For example having statuses such as ‘in planning’, ‘in progress’, ‘rough draft’, or ‘current’.
    I’m not sure about what to call the categories but I think having some way for the authors to indicate the status would be very beneficial for both readers looking for finished articles and contributors looking for articles that are in progress.

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      You’re definitely right Luke. That side of things is also up for debate 🙂

      At the moment there is the classic WordPress set of statuses but these will soon be changed to something like you’ve meantioned and the ones you’ve already suggested make total sense.

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    I am curious to know the benefits/motivation for including “minimum number of characters in TITLE” as a criteria?

    Edited: 2018-06-21 14:32:47 By Anthony Ciacci (talk | contribs) + 16 Characters .. + 15% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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      When a user begins writing a story for instance the story title is blank but as it isn’t clear cut whether just a single character or word used in the title should qualify it’s set to zero. It may be that this is too arbitrary to consider but having it available should it be required is still useful. What are you thoughts on it do you mind me asking? I’m curious why this criterion piqued your interest 🙂

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    Would be keen to know people’s opinion on how “fresh” a story should be to appear on the homepage, so for example, if there are ten comments in a one hour period on a 2 month old story, should this make it to the homepage?

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      Definitely if there’s an influx but you don’t want to have like a feedback loop of people commenting just because it’s new and then making it new again

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        Which means essentially things just bubble for no reason other than they bubbled ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ …

        Edited: 2018-07-12 13:54:34 By Simon Little (talk | contribs) + 4 Characters .. + 4% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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    Minimum Characters in TITLE (set to 0)
    Minimum Comments (set to 0)
    Minimum Versions/Edits (set to 1)
    Minimum Users/Contributors (set to 1)

    These conditions are always true i guess.

    Does Condition “Minimum number of met conditions (set to 4)” means every article meets criteria?

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      Essentially the story needs 4/6 test passes to pass overall. So instead of:

      It should have this AND this AND this
      or
      It should have this OR this OR this
      it’s
      It should have met four of these conditions

      Other changes and improvements will be made and posted and updated here but we’re completely open to suggestions. As with the Wiki spirit – it needs to be open.

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        And as the number is zero at the moment it will pass so it’s extremely leniant to let things build.

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    Right now – the numbers are deliberately on the lenient side.

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