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Specialist support for communication with small wikis about translation
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Description

As part of the Language annual plan (T225298), we want to help a set of small wikis to grow by translation (T225300). This involves bringing more people to content translation and expanding the current capabilities to meet the needs of these small wikis.

As an initial step we want to communicate our plans to those wikis, to introduce the plan, announce the next steps, and get their initial feedback.

The selected set of Wikipedias is:

  • Malayalam
  • Bengali
  • Tagalog
  • Javanese
  • Mongolian

Help needed form Community Specialists

  • Communication plan review. Provide feedback about what, where and when to communicate.
  • Help find people in these communities that can help us in the communication (e.g., translating the messages).

What does success look like?

  • The initiative is widely communicated to editors from the selected communities.
  • Interested editors are able to track the project and participate.
  • Relevant feedback is surfaced earlier.

Timeline

We aim for completing the whole process during Q1 (July-September), including communications with the 5 communities and some time for them to provide feedback.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJul 1 2019, 5:47 PM
Elitre triaged this task as Normal priority.Jul 2 2019, 11:28 AM
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Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.

It's fine. @Pginer-WMF I may be able to help, please just add to the description

What does success look like?
What is your deadline?

Pginer-WMF renamed this task from Specialist support for support to communicate with small wikis about translation to Specialist support for communication with small wikis about translation.Jul 8 2019, 5:24 PM
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It's fine. @Pginer-WMF I may be able to help, please just add to the description
What does success look like?
What is your deadline?

Thanks! I added the details, and created a draft for the communication plan.

I see that Wikimedia Space is being considered in the communication plan. Very good!

Beyond the announcement, I wonder whether the new category Translation at Space could be used for better communication and collaboration between translators of a same language and between all translators in general.

Comms at jv.wp started today: https://jv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Angkringan#Ngapiki_panjurung_pertalan_tumrap_Wikip%C3%A9dia_Jawa (personal pings to translators to get relevant feedback still to be sent).

Elitre added subscribers: Amire80, Arrbee.EditedWed, Aug 7, 9:07 AM

I am sending the pings to very active CX users (after I get that message translated, that is). After that, I'll just be monitoring for reactions for a while, unless @Amire80 or @Arrbee instruct me to proceed with the next community.

Elitre added a subscriber: Keegan.Wed, Aug 14, 9:09 PM

Comms at jv.wp started today: https://jv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Angkringan#Ngapiki_panjurung_pertalan_tumrap_Wikip%C3%A9dia_Jawa (personal pings to translators to get relevant feedback still to be sent).

I have sent the pings in English, apologizing for it.
@Keegan will keep an eye on the Village Pump for the next couple of days.

Pau has informed me we can move forward to the next couple of wikis. I'll try to reach out to relevant affiliates as well and see if that helps with hearing more from people.

I've posted the announcement on tl.wp - but haven't pinged people to participate pending getting related information from Amir; will look for additional translators for the announcement to be posted on ml.wp instead.

Qgil removed a subscriber: Qgil.Thu, Aug 22, 2:11 PM