This task involves the work with reviewing the Reply Tool before it is deployed as an opt-out preference at the Arabic, Czech and Hungarian Wikipedias.
T249394 will make the Reply Tool available to all contributors at the Arabic, Czech and Hungarian Wikipedias by default. [i] This task should include a holistic review of the Reply Tool to:
- Ensure the tool has been implemented in the ways we expect and
- Identify design issues that ought to be addressed, either before or after the deployment happens
It is important to be mindful this will be the first time people who have not explicitly turned on the Reply Tool will be seeing it. [ii] As such, we should pay particular attention to areas of the experience that people who have never used or heard about it before could be confused by.
The Reply Tool can be reviewed on any page on the en.wiki beta cluster (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org/wiki/Talk:Cats).
- Design reviews the Reply Tool in its entirety, from how people will turned the tool on/off in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing to how people who are logged in and out experience publishing comments.
- Tasks are created for new issues that surface during the review
i. People will be able to turn the feature off using the setting T259943 implements
ii. Caveat: some people who have the Automatically enable most beta features setting enabled will have seen [ reply ] links without ever having turned the feature on.