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This task is about inviting Senior Contributors to test the New Discussion Tool prototype.

Feedback invitation

Title: New Discussion Tool prototype testing
The prototype of the New Discussion Tool is ready and we would value you trying it out and sharing what you think could be improved about how it functions.

When you are ready to share what you have to say, we would value you adding a new topic on this talk page by doing the following:

  1. "Start a new topic" on this talk page
  2. Name this new topic: "V1.0 Prototype feedback: YOUR USERNAME"
  3. Write the answers to you have to the questions listed under the "Sharing feedback" heading below.

Note: another test is being run in parallel with people who have little or no experience using Wikipedia talk pages.

Link to prototype
You can try the prototype by clicking the link below on a desktop computer.

This link will take you to a clone of en.wiki's Teahouse page on a test wiki whose contents will eventually be deleted. With this in mind, please feel empowered to experiment knowing you will not be affecting any project or other people.

LINK: .

Note: we are using en.wiki's Teahouse page as the test page because it contains a variety of components we want to ensure the New Discussion Tool works well with: custom calls to action for opening the section=new page, content that is preloaded into that section=new page, lots of conversations.

Sharing feedback
These are the questions we would value you answering:

  1. Compare the prototype to to the current Add topic experience...are there particular workflows you use the existing Add topic workflow for and pages/conversations you use it in that the prototype does not accommodate?
  2. What do you wish was different about the prototype?
  3. What do you appreciate about the prototype?

Announcement locations

Done

  • The contents of the "Feedback invitation" section are posted in the places listed in the "Announcement locations" section

Event Timeline

Task description update

  • ADDED: ===Announcement locations and ===Feedback invitation sections.

Has this been posted anywhere yet?

Has this been posted anywhere yet?

Not yet; we've been waiting on support for the New Discussion Tool to support preloads (see: T269310).

Reason being: a key thing we are trying to learn through Senior Contributors testing the New Discussion Tool prototype is the extent to which it accommodates existing workflows [i] and we think preloads is an important example of such "existing workflows."

With the above said, I'd like for the test to go up before the holidays. We'll decide during today's standup whether we think the tool's current support for preloads is robust enough for Senior Contributors to try or whether we think we should ask them to try the prototype without expecting that it will support preloads at the moment.


i. From the task description:

Compare the prototype to to the current Add topic experience...are there particular workflows you use the existing Add topic workflow for and pages/conversations you use it in that the prototype does not accommodate?

Mediawiki.org announcement
This call for feedback has been posted on mediawiki.org in two places:

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I think this is done.