The process for updating users about technical changes is far more complex than it should be. If I have a technical newsletter (Tech News, specific newsletters for teams or products) and want to reach out in several languages, this is the process to send it out:
- Generate the text on Meta using a Lua module that combines all languages and adds a switch. See example.
- Realize you had too many languages, the module can't handle more than 20.
- Generate the first 20.
- Generate the next batch.
- Carefully insert the new languages.
- Find the duplication of the source text (typically English) and remove one of them.
- Test it.
- Find a mistake.
- Fix it on Meta.
- Redo the entire process.
- Finally send it out.
Who would benefit
Anyone keeping users updated about technical changes: upcoming, things they can give feedback on, or new changes.
At least make sure we can send out messages to more than 20 languages without inviting mistakes by manual insertion prior to MassMessaging all the wikis.