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Tools for curating and organizing editing work: what has been done and where to go next
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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,, 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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Thank you Harej for submitting this proposal. Could you use the template defined at please? This will help you and the rest of us figure out the scope and expectations of this proposal. It will also help Summit participants to navigate through session proposals thanks to the common format.

Harej updated the task description. (Show Details)

Oh, I like this proposal. For more ideas, feel free to steal from T149664: Next steps for edit review which seems to start from a very similar place. At the Editing team offsite, we discussed this general topic at length as (more or less) "what are we going to do about Flow?", since Extension:Flow was originally conceived as a *workflow* tool.

We need some tags to associate to this proposal Adding Collaboration-Team-Triage tentatively.

I'm always interested in these kinds of discussions, and in the work of the WikiProject X team. I also see some potentially generative alignment between this proposal and T150078.

Today is the deadline Summit proposals aiming to be pre-scheduled to proof active interest. This proposal hasn't got any ongoing discussion. It still might be a good candidate for an Unconference session.

@Harej Hey! As developer summit is less than four weeks from now, we are working on a plan to incorporate the ‘unconference sessions’ that have been proposed so far and would be generated on the spot. Thus, could you confirm if you plan to facilitate this session at the summit? Also, if your answer is 'YES,' I would like to encourage you to update/ arrange the task description fields to appear in the following format:

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@Harej are there any action items remaining on this task or are you planning to use this space for further discussion? If not, I would close this task as resolved!

@Harej are there any action items remaining on this task or are you planning to use this space for further discussion? If not, I would close this task as resolved!

No reply, hence assuming this task is resolved. Please reopen if not (or create / link to followup tasks that were a result of the session). :)