To make it easier for mentors to sign up (without accidentally breaking the list of mentors), the Growth team is working on a sign up page for mentors. Instead of the current wikitext-based mentor list, a structured mentor list will be created, called MediaWiki:GrowthMentors.json, which will be the new canonical location for the list of mentors. The concept behind the JSON file is similar to what community configuration does.
The structured mentor list was enabled at beta English Wikipedia to facilitate testing of the new feature. This task exists to better coordinate the testing, and to make it easier to find notes from the testing at a later point.
To test the structured mentor list, you can use Special:EnrollAsMentor at beta English Wikipedia to sign up as a mentor. If you are already a mentor there, you can either create a new account for that purpose or quit as a mentor by going to Special:QuitMentorship. Once you sign up, you will gain access to the mentor dashboard, which lets you to change mentorship-related preferences at any time. Please test the new interface and answer the following questions (feel free to aslo add anything else the questions don't cover):
- Does the feature work as you would expect? Did you notice any bugs or other issues?
- Is it clear how would you:
- Opt to receiving less/more mentees than the average
- Quit form mentorship?
- Visit the list of mentors?
- Is there anything the mentor dashboard or the sign up form does not allow, and you believe it should?
Users with admin permissions are also able to remove other mentors. If you don't have those permissions at beta enwiki and want to test this part as well, let @Urbanecm_WMF know and the permissions will be granted to you.