Begin conversation with wikimedia projects on page previews
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Description

Problem:
Wikimedia projects other than Wikipedia could benefit from Page Previews, however the formatting for non-enclyclopedic projects and their articles is not optimal. The Readers web team would like to reach out to other projects to understand how Page Previews might benefit them and how they would potentially need project-specific design.

Wikidata

The wikidata community is interested in a specific solution for page previews and have shown interest in releasing the feature as default for all users (logged-out and logged-in). Due to this request, we would like to reach out to other non-wikipedia communities to gauge interest in the feature. Namely:

  • is there active interest in the feature
  • if yes, would the community be interested in rolling it out as default for all users

Wiktionary

We would like to create a specialized solution for wiktionary, but before beginning development, we want to ask the communities what would work best for showing entires from the dictionary.

However, the feedback was minimal. Future attempts should include visual examples and explain what is technically possible in greater detail.

Other projects (not complete)

Wikivoyage, Wikiquote - these projects would get the normal version of previews (an extract from the first paragraph of the article)

Acceptance criteria:

  • Reach out to the above-mentioned projects and help navigate the conversation for two weeks. After two weeks, the task will be complete upon making a decision for the rollout strategy based on the feedback.

Timeline:

  • Late October-November 2017
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Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.May 17 2017, 5:04 PM

The description looks truncated?

Thanks.
Would you please help us test this template we're developing for support requests.
Please make sure all of the following is covered in the description:

  1. What is the problem?
  2. How does success of this task look like? How do we know when we are done?
  3. Is there any goal, program, project, team related with this request? Please provide links and use the corresponding Phabricator tags when available.
  4. What is your expected timeline from start to end? Is there a hard deadline?

Thanks.

@ovasileva, ^ (forgot to ping last week).

ovasileva updated the task description. (Show Details)May 23 2017, 1:18 PM

@Elitre - restructured - let me know if all points are covered!

Thanks Olga, we'll be in touch.

CKoerner_WMF triaged this task as Normal priority.May 30 2017, 7:12 PM
Qgil added a subscriber: Qgil.

May - June 2017

I guess it's June, then.

ovasileva moved this task from Backlog to Next Up on the Page-Previews board.Jul 5 2017, 12:38 PM

Message sent to Wiktionary communities to encourage feedback and participation. 94 talk pages in total taken from the global list on meta.

Message sent: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:CKoerner_(WMF)/Enable_Hovercards_Wiktionary

Elitre awarded a token.Jul 7 2017, 5:02 PM

So the conversation has started? :)

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CKoerner_WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Oct 2 2017, 3:25 PM

Holding on this one until later in the quarter.

Qgil lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.Oct 4 2017, 9:07 AM
Qgil moved this task from Backlog to Ready to Go on the Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017) board.

Meanwhile, could you update the description explaining what is left, and what needs to happen to un-stall this task? Is there a task blocking this one?

CKoerner_WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 4 2017, 1:59 PM

@ovasileva Is there any mockups already for how Page Previews might look on projects where it doesn't work well right now (like Wikidata/Wiktionary)? If not, I can create a task to create those.

A reminder that this is on the "Ready to Go" column: maybe you can already evaluate whether it's something for next quarter instead. Thank you!

Elitre added a comment.Feb 9 2018, 2:39 PM

Should this be retitled, repurposed, ...?

I'm going to defer to @ovasileva for what we should do with this. I don't think work on this is coming soon (like this fiscal year?). Maybe unassign and put in the backlog for now?

Jdlrobson changed the task status from Stalled to Open.Feb 22 2018, 10:17 PM
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Being bold and unstalling @CKoerner_WMF

This sounds good for now - while ready to go, it's still low priority until we can get page previews deployed to all Wikipedias.

CKoerner_WMF raised the priority of this task from Low to High.
CKoerner_WMF lowered the priority of this task from High to Normal.