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Do a 2017 edition of "Status update about editing software, June 2016"
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Last year, James wrote "Status update about editing software, June 2016" as a wikimedia-l post and an on-wiki translatable page.

It went quite well, and got a lot of informal positive feedback from community members. Comms suggested that we might want to do it as a blog in future. We should think about doing a new one, talking about all the things we've done in 2016–2017 and all the things we hope to do in 2017–2018. Alternatively, we could do a bigger piece for the whole of Contributors, which might make more sense overall.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 16 2017, 10:41 PM

Hi @Jdforrester-WMF I like the idea of doing this as a blog piece, which could then be posted on the other forums. As a way to help the audience parse this information, I recommend setting it up as follows:


What our goals are:

What we're working on to meet those goals:

What we've changed / why we've changed them.

All of these can have subcategories. I read through your status update and think this might be a way to help the audience parse the paragraphs. Also happy to discuss via chat, here, or a scheduled chat!

Deskana claimed this task.Jul 19 2017, 1:32 PM

@MelodyKramer Hey! I'll be working on this blog post. I'm doing a first draft of a post based on the template you suggested. I'll share with you once I've got that done, and we can gut it, rewrite it, destroy it, or whatever else we want to do to get it into a publishable state. :-)

Sounds good. Ping when done @Deskana

Deskana closed this task as Declined.Nov 7 2018, 11:50 AM

This is very stale, and doesn't make much sense to do now.