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Determine what technical requirements must be met before #DiscussionTools can be deployed to a new wiki
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This task is about defining what technical requirements must be met and configurations made before DiscussionTools are deployed on a given wiki to increase the likelihood the tools work as expected once they become available.

Requirements and configurations

Requirements

  • None.

Configurations
These are configuration decisions wikis will make for themselves.

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Done

  • We have identified what – if any – technical requirements need to be met to ensure DiscussionTools work as expected on a given wiki.
    • Per T252258#6152098, we are not aware of any additional requirements that need to be met before tools can be deployed to more wikis.

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Requirements

  • AFAIK all there would be no real issues on any wikis with adding new content on talk pages in visual mode. Even group 7 wikis have VE as an opt-in feature.

Configurations

  • These are things that can will become noticeable to the community after deployment. We should make them aware of these limitations and how to work around them.

I think there is nothing in the above that blocks us from deploying to any wiki.

Requirements

  • AFAIK all there would be no real issues on any wikis with adding new content on talk pages in visual mode. Even group 7 wikis have VE as an opt-in feature.

Configurations

  • These are things that can will become noticeable to the community after deployment. We should make them aware of these limitations and how to work around them.

I think there is nothing in the above that blocks us from deploying to any wiki.

Great. Thank you for reviewing, Ed.

The draft of our current plan, inclusive of what you shared above, can be found here (limited access for now): https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Relations_Specialists/Audiences/DiscussionTools#Reply_tool:_new_test_wiki_playbook

We'll discuss this as a team in the next two weeks.

cc @Whatamidoing-WMF

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