Page MenuHomePhabricator

Create new project for Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Closed, ResolvedPublic


I would like to create a new project, Wikimedia-Blog-Content, for Wikimedia Blog content, as distinguished from the existing Diff-blog project focused on the technical side of the blog platform.

The new project would encompass working drafts for the Blog being discussed on Phabricator (such as T109141, T86457) as well as tasks related to the content rather than the platform (e.g. T108926). Type would likely be Component.

There are currently no plans to make this project the primary workflow for Wikimedia Blog content; instead, this will serve as an alternative method of tracking blog posts (likely more technical ones) drafted by technical teams and tracked through Phab tasks.

I'm willing to commit to maintaining and keeping an eye on this new project and communicating developments with the rest of the Communications team (especially @EdErhart-WMF as Editorial Associate).

Event Timeline

jrbs raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.
jrbs updated the task description. (Show Details)
jrbs added a project: Project-Admins.
jrbs added a subscriber: jrbs.
jrbs set Security to None.
jrbs updated the task description. (Show Details)

Should be called "Wikimedia-Blog-Content" I'd say if you want that only for (as for example some chapters might also have blogs and start using Phabricator to manage their work).

It's unclear to me how such a Phabricator project will be integrated with the current workflows of the Communications team. And whether such a Phabricator project should be linked from (or not).

I'm still learning the ropes of Phabricator, but that suggested name seems to make sense for this.

This Project is suggested because blog posts from engineering teams have already fallen through the cracks in the past, e.g. T85176, and encorporating Phabricator (now that the Communications team has been trained on the platform) should prevent this from happening in future.

I'm also happy to widen the scope of the existing Diff-blog project to include blog content, which seems to be the case on some older tasks anyway.

@jrbs: Makes a lot of sense. :)

If the Communications team agrees (I guess you've talked with them :) and would like to have a Phabricator project for WM blog content, I (or anybody else in Project-Admins) is happy to set that up and help you use it!
I was just asking to avoid introducing an additional process beside a potentially existing one documented on metawiki.

And seeing some SRE folks sometimes fixing bugs in the technical Diff-blog setup/configuration, I think that a separate content project is better when it comes to finding work in everybody's "baskets" (projects).

I should clarify that I'm mostly seeking this as a way to "catch" blog posts being organised through Phabricator by more technical teams since as I say, we've missed them in the past. This is unlikely to replace workflows on the Communications team outright, at least for the time being, but I don't see it being a distraction from the existing workflows developed on Meta.

Thanks for the advice!

@Aklapper operations won't be involved in Blog setup/config anymore since it's now running externally on I don't know how much technical work is left here since this switch.

Aklapper renamed this task from Create new project for Blog-Content to Create new project for Wikimedia-Blog-Content.Sep 15 2015, 9:36 AM

So this task needs a description to make clear the project is not the "main workflow" for Communications. . Plus buy-in from Communications to periodically look into this Phabricator project.
If I get it all right.

@Aklapper: I have clarified the task description, thanks. Let me know if that works.

Sorry for joining this party a bit late. What about "Wikimedia-Blog" for content and "Wikimedia-Blog-Tech" for tech tasks related to the blog? Moving forward it is likely that you will have more tasks about content than about tech, and most of the content tasks will be probably created by people external to the Comms team. The likeliness that these tasks are created under "Wikimedia-Blog" instead of "Wikimedia-Blog-Something" is high.

PS: and yes, I can tell that @jrbs is fully in sync with the rest of the Comms team on this one. :)

@Qgil: That sounds like a very good idea given the (predicted) rarity of tasks focused on the technical side of the blog. I'm open to creating Wikimedia-Blog-Tech instead here.

I've now accidentally become "the Phabricator guy" on the Communications team ;) so will be ensuring this doesn't get neglected.

Qgil claimed this task.

@jrbs, I was doing exactly this when I realized that there are a lot of tasks under te current Diff-blog projects that would need to be moved (I was aware of the open ones, not about the volume of closed ones. That would generate a lot of unnecessary notifications.

Let's go for your original plan: Wikimedia-Blog-Content

Note that a proper description is still missing there.