This task is about deploying the config change(s) necessary to make the New Discussion Tool available to people at the Wikipedias listed below via the Discussion tools Beta Feature.
Provisional deployment date: WEDNESDAY, 10-MARCH-2021.
We will finalize this date once T275828 is resolved.
As part of this deployment, the New Discussion Tool should be made available as a beta feature at:
- All Wikipedias and EXCEPT those listed in the table listed below
- All non-Wikipedias that already have the Reply Tool enabled
|1.||English Wikipedia||en.wiki||This will likely happen as part of T273146.|
|2.||Russian Wikipedia||ru.wiki||This will likely happen as part of T276493.|
|3.||German Wikipedia||de.wiki||This will likely happen as part of T276494.|
- What projects should the New Discussion Tool be made available as a Beta Feature as part of this deployment?
- The answer to this question depends on knowing when the Reply Tool A/B test (T252057) will finish. Reason: in order to isolate the impact of the Reply Tool on peoples' behavior, we'd like to minimize the likelihood of changes to other parts of their talk page editing experiences. <-- On 3-March-2020, @MNeisler shared we have enough data to begin the Reply Tool A/B test analysis. As such, the wikis that participated in the test *can* be included in this deployment of the New Discussion Tool. The === Project section above has been updated to reflect this.
- All "Open questions" are answered
- The deployment date is documented in the ===Deployment timing section above
- People at the projects listed above who have the Discussion tools Beta Feature enabled are able to use the New Discussion Tool.