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Story idea for Blog: Introducing Attachable Block Storage on Cloud VPS
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Please provide the following information.

  • Provide a short summary of your proposed post for the Wikimedia Technical Blog. Blog readers will see this as the preview to your post:

The post will introduce Openstack Cinder, a new Cloud VPS feature

A feature update

  • Which audience or audiences do you think your post is appropriate for?:

Users of WMCS and Cloud VPS

  • Will you need assistance with writing your blog post, or do you already have a draft? If you have a draft, please provide a link here:

I have a draft, sort of.

  • Does your post need to be published by a certain date?

No. Soon is better than late, but all of the features described in the post are already live.


  • Do you have any other questions or comments?

I'm hoping an editor will help me figure out how to format the two mostly disjoint sections in my draft. Thank you!

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@Andrew Thanks for this! I will take a look at the draft and provide some suggestions!

@Andrew I mocked up what the upsides downsides would look like in a table on the blog. Does this look good to you?

The other option would be a graphic. This could take a bit longer to create and format. Here's a quick mockup to get an idea. This can be tweaked with different colors/elements.

Personally, I'd go with the table because it is honestly just easier for me, but it's really about how you want to post to look, so let me know what you think! :-)

I don't like the idea of doing it in a graphic because of accessibility. I'd say table, plain text, or leave it out if you don't think it adds much :)

Sounds good. I'm going to format the three lists as tables in the post. I'll move this over to the blog, and it should be published tomorrow (February 4) or Friday (February 5).

@Andrew I published this. Can you look it over and let me know if it looks good to you before I announce widely?

Just a couple of notes. I switched out the image because I felt the original image too prominently featured Jenga brand. Also, I was able to come up with a two column format for the upsides and downsides that I feel happy with. I did add some color to the background of these but can remove that if you think it detracts from the lists.

Looks great -- thank you for getting this out so quickly!