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Make the Reply and New Discussion Tools available as Beta Features at de.wiki
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Description

This task is about offering the Reply and New Discussion Tools as OPT-IN Beta Features at de.wiki.

Deployment timing

The Reply and New Discussion Tools will be made available as opt-in Beta Features at de.wiki on TUESDAY, 23-MARCH

Test instructions

  1. Visit: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Einstellungen#mw-prefsection-betafeatures
  2. Verify the Discussion tools beta feature is available
  3. "Check" the checkbox next to the Discussion tools beta feature to turn it on
  4. Visit: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Einstellungen#mw-prefsection-editing
  5. Verify the Discussion pages section is visible and the following settings are visible and "turned on" (read: checkboxes are "checked")
    • Enable quick replying
    • Enable quick topic adding
  6. Visit a talk page and do the following:
    • Verify [ reply ] links are visible
    • Click a [ reply ] link and verify the Reply Tool opens
    • Click the New section link and verify the New Discussion Tool opens
  7. Visit: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Einstellungen#mw-prefsection-editing and "uncheck" the Discussion tools beta feature
  8. Visit a talk page and do the following:
    • Verify [ reply ] links are NOT visible
    • Click the New section link and verify the existing workflow opens

Done

  • Test instructions are completed and any unexpected behavior that surfaces in the process is documented in Phabricator

Event Timeline

Per the discussion at https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Diskussion:Kurier#Discussion_tools this is ready to be offered to the German-language Wikipedia as a default-OFF, opt-in-only Beta Feature as soon as it's convenient for the team.

ppelberg renamed this task from Make the Reply Tool available as a Beta Feature at de.wiki to Make the Reply and New Discussion Tools available as Beta Features at de.wiki.Mar 18 2021, 1:14 AM
ppelberg triaged this task as High priority.EditedSat, Mar 20, 1:06 AM
ppelberg updated the task description. (Show Details)

Per the discussion at https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Diskussion:Kurier#Discussion_tools this is ready to be offered to the German-language Wikipedia as a default-OFF, opt-in-only Beta Feature as soon as it's convenient for the team.

Noted. Thank you, @Whatamidoing-WMF.

Provisional deployment date is set for this upcoming, Tuesday, 23-March-2021.

Note: this date needs to be confirmed with the engineering team before that date should be considered "final."

Change 674098 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; owner: Bartosz Dziewoński):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Enable DiscussionTools' beta features on dewiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/674098

Change 674098 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Enable DiscussionTools' beta features on dewiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/674098

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2021-03-23T11:30:25Z] <lucaswerkmeister-wmde@deploy1002> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: Config: [[gerrit:674098|Enable DiscussionTools' beta features on dewiki (T276494)]] (duration: 00m 58s)