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Community-maintained projects on Toolforge are hard to track
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There are quite a few projects that are duplicates of other projects, or orphaned projects that were created months ago and are now unused.

We need...

  1. some sort of matchmaking system to link up new volunteers with existing projects, and
  2. some way to track which projects are active vs. inactive, and
  3. A better way to track 'ownership' of projects so that we know who to ask about the above

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:03 AM
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Andrew created this task.Mar 19 2014, 3:42 PM

dilshak wrote:

Upon evaluation of introductory pages and existing projects, a list of drawbacks and areas that require improvement were identified.

Attached here with is the link for the aforementioned demonstration task where all identified points are listed under 2 different user perspectives.

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Welcome_to_Labs_-Demonstration_Work

Following is my project proposal for enhancing project documentation and tracking of existing projects :

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Dilshak/Welcoming_new_contributors_to_Wikimedia_Labs_and_Wikimedia_Tool_Labs

chasemp triaged this task as High priority.Nov 30 2015, 5:36 PM
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Aklapper renamed this task from Community-maintained projects are hard to track to Community-maintained projects on Labs are hard to track.Dec 1 2015, 1:38 PM
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For Tool Labs, valhallasw pointed out that https://tools.wmflabs.org/contact/ could be helpful

Qgil added subscribers: Qgil, bd808.Jan 12 2016, 1:24 AM

High priority but assigned to nobody?

Qgil moved this task from To triage to Team radar on the Developer-Advocacy board.Jan 12 2016, 1:24 AM
Qgil lowered the priority of this task from High to Low.Apr 26 2016, 9:07 AM
Qgil added a comment.Oct 27 2016, 1:35 PM

Would this task be a good topic for the Wikimedia-Developer-Summit (2017) ? If so, the deadline to submit new proposals is next Monday, October 31: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_Summit/Call_for_participation

Harej moved this task from Backlog to Radar on the Toolhub board.Apr 9 2018, 9:46 PM
Aklapper renamed this task from Community-maintained projects on Labs are hard to track to Community-maintained projects on Toolforge are hard to track.Mar 12 2019, 6:03 PM