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Make volunteer stakeholders aware of RfC for implementing new syntax for multi-line comments
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This task is about making sure the relevant volunteers (people and groups) are aware of the RfC for implementing new syntax for multi-line comments.

Stakeholders to inform


Announcement locations

Announcement locationLink to posted announcement

Open questions

  • Who should be made aware of this RfC?
  • Where/how should these people be made aware?


  • All "Open questions" are answered
  • Links to each announcement are added to the "Announcement locations" table

Event Timeline

Initial recommendations for invitations to participate in the RFC:


  1. Wikitech-l – canonical announcement location
  2. Tech/News – most important venue on-wiki


  1. Internal mailing lists for Product and Technology – reminder/for anyone who isn't on wikitech-l
  3. Consider an IRC-based office hour
  4. Ask @srishakatux for advice on reaching volunteer devs (because not everyone reads Tech/News)

Tech editors

  1. Village pump (technical) pages at the larger wikis, including English Wikisource (because they do a lot of formatting work)
  2. Bot ops' noticeboards at andВикипедия:Форум_ботоводов
  4. (because this will ultimately make their lives easier)
  5. @Reedy because of AWB and @Cacycle because of WikEd (which may want a new button)

Third-party MW users

  2. The old mailing list looks inactive; get advice from @Yaron_Koren on a good way to reach people
Aklapper renamed this task from Make volunteer stakeholders aware of RfC to Make volunteer stakeholders aware of RfC for implementing new syntax for multi-line comments.Aug 26 2020, 8:00 AM
Aklapper removed a subscriber: wikibugs-l-list.

Hi - I don't know what you mean by the "old mailing list", but generally I think the mediawiki-l mailing list is a good way to reach third-party users as well. There's also the mailing list, which is semi-active... maybe that's what you mean.

Yes, I was looking at the Enterprise list, which hasn't seen any activity for a while. MediaWiki-l sounds like a good alternative. Thank you for the suggestion.

Whatamidoing-WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Jan 12 2021, 6:00 PM