Discovery Weekly Update for the week starting 2017-08-28

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Discovery Weekly Update for the week starting 2017-08-28

Chris Koerner-2
Hi,
Here is the weekly status update from the Discovery team. Feedback and
questions are welcome.

== Discussions ==

=== Search ===
* Erik turned off the interleaved search results test and the search
relevance test [0] [1]
* Jan completed a minor update to the UI of the sister project snippets [2]
* Erik continued work on mitigating future occurrences of search latency
degradation [3]

=== Analysis  ===
* Mikhail finished up the analysis for the first two A/B tests for the
search relevance testing (grading by humans) [4] [5]
* Chelsy put the final touches on the explore similar A/B test analysis [6]
[7]
* Mikhail reviewed an upcoming patch to add purge info for the Kartographer
schema [8]

=== Maps ===
* Gehel aligned the maps* and maps-test* configurations to be the same [9]
* After many discussions on what is a reasonable per-IP ratelimit for maps,
decisions have been made and was promoted to production on Sep 4 [10]

== Other Noteworthy Stuff  ==
* Trey wrote a post for the WIkimedia Blog: "Wikipedia, search, and the
'Цкщтп' keyboard" [11]

[0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T171214
[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T171742
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T171804
[3] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169498
[4] https://wikimedia-research.github.io/Discovery-Search-Adhoc-SurveyMVP/
[5] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T171740
[6]
https://wikimedia-research.github.io/Discovery-Search-Test-ExploreSimilar/
[7] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T164857
[8] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T171622
[9] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169082
[10] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169175
[11]
https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/08/28/wikipedia-search-phonetic-keyboards/


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The archive of all past updates can be found on MediaWiki.org:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Discovery/Status_updates

Interested in getting involved? See tasks marked as "Easy" or
"Volunteer needed" in Phabricator.

[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/qW51XhCCd8.7/#R
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/5KEPuEJh9TPS/#R


Yours,
Chris Koerner
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation
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