Template talk:Test status statistics

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Summer update[edit]

@Ooswesthoesbes: Here's what I do:

  • I go through the tests one by one within Category:Incubator:Test wikis/status/open and Category:Incubator:Test wikis/status/imported. About every 5–10 projects I update the statistics.
  • For each project:
    • The first thing I do is to check the number of mainspace pages, other than redirects.
    • If it's only 1–3 (or so), I tend to check to see if the pages are valid (meaning, mainly, apparently in the language they are supposed to be in). (Note that at one point, someone put in a lot of Indonesian-language main pages for wikis in different Indonesian languages. If a test has a lot of pages, I leave them alone; if it has no pages other than that one, I delete it. I've gotten most of them, but who knows if I've missed any?) If so, then I need to check whether the test was active or not. See second bullet down.
      If the contents are not valid, I delete everything.
    • After that, I see if the project has a main category page. If not, I add one. (The editing page has instructions to subst: in a template in that case so that the new category page becomes a subcat of Category:Incubator:All test wikis.) I add the main page to the category, so that the category is not empty.
      You can actually see if a main category page exists when you first look at the info page. But it's not worth doing anything about until you at least check to make sure it's not a small wiki with invalid contents.)
    • If the test has more pages than that, but fewer than 25, I check it for activity. I am defining activity as "at least one page created since the beginning of 2017", not by an IP, and not by an obvious housekeeper (usually any sysop or Liuxinyu970226). If it looks like only one page was created since then, and before that there was nothing recent, I try to see if that page was a redirect created by a page move, which also wouldn't count. If the test is active, mark it as active. If not, just mark it as a test.
    • If the test has over 25 pages, it gets marked in the "active" column anyway, because it has a substantial enough quantity of information. I don't check those for activity directly unless there are at least ~4–500 mainspace pages (about 1.5 full pages in Special:PrefixIndex), because generally they're not candidates for approval if they're much smaller. (Voyage and quote projects can be a bit smaller.) If they are large enough, and also have sufficient activity for approval (3 registered editors with 10 edits each for each of the last three months), let me know: they may be candidates for approval.
  • As you come to any of the projects listed in the cream-colored boxes, please check their activity and make sure they continue to have sufficient activity for approval (per above).
  • Be sure to update the footers at the bottom of the table so nobody does double work.

Thanks for your help. Any questions, just ask. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:16, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

@StevenJ81: Very clear instructions, thank you! :) I think it would be easiest if I start from a certain letter, because otherwise you need to count a lot. Shall I start from the letter Z (Wb/za to Wq/zza) and work forward (to Wp/yai to Wt/yux), so we eventually meet somewhere in the middle? --OWTB (talk) 10:11, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
@OWTB: Sure. But make sure you add a line to the footer showing your progress, too.
I did forget one thing: For any project that is in the "eligible" column, make sure it has an entry in the appropriate subtemplate of {{Tests}}, too. @Liuxinyu970226 is pretty good about keeping these up to date, so mostly that shouldn't be a problem. I'll add that the only time removing something from those subtemplates will likely happen is if you decide a new "test" has no valid content. Liuxinyu doesn't typically judge as to whether new content is valid or not before editing those subtemplates. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:19, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
No problem.
So, that's basically checking with meta? --OWTB (talk) 15:34, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
No, that's a set of local templates. I'm not talking about RFLs on Meta. I suppose the rules say that if there is an RFL, we're not supposed to delete. But if there's no valid content, there's no valid content. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:46, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
Then I'm not entirely sure what needs updating. Where is the eligible column? --OWTB (talk) 08:28, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry. I meant the "active" column. StevenJ81 (talk) 10:49, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Alright, that makes sense :) --OWTB (talk) 11:05, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

@StevenJ81: I'll leave the updating of this page to you. You can check my progress here and update accordingly. If a project is (near) eligibility, I make that bold. --OWTB (talk) 09:57, 3 August 2018 (UTC)