Session title: Tools for curating and organizing editing work: what has been done and where to go next
Main topic: A unified vision for editorial collaboration
Type of activity: Discussion
Wikipedians use various tools to curate work, including maintenance templates, categories, to-do lists, and WikiProjects. In recent years, new tools have come along to improve this work, including:
- CollaborationKit, an extension under development to make WikiProjects easy to develop and maintain, along with the accompanying Reports Bot scripts that generate automated reports, This is based off of the work of WikiProject X, with prototype interfaces/tools used by about a dozen WikiProjects.
- Wikipedia Requests, https://wpx.wmflabs.org/requests/en, a Labs tool in "cold launch" state that organizes editing requests for distribution to WikiProjects.
- Translate Extension, which provides an interface for translating articles, and includes a recommendation system.
Between the old-school template-and-category system and this new generation of curation tools, we have several different approaches to work curation at varying levels of maturity.
The goal of this session is to (gradually) work toward a unified approach that meets the needs of Wikipedia editors, peripheral and core, new and veteran. A product roadmap of sorts, though the true roadmap shouldn't be developed without more user research.
Proposed by: @Harej
Preferred group size: 10 or so?
Any supplies that you would need to run the session: A whiteboard would be nice.
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