Okay, after I am back from vacation :)
Tue, Jul 7
Fri, Jun 26
It seem like something should be done if the current owner is unresponsive. This was a tool that was worked on explicitly as a showcase and once proposed for inclusion on the Toolforge landing page to highlight community work. Does it at least have active co-maintainers who can switch out the running codebase if we create a new primary git repo?
(closing this as the landing page is complete now)
So, we didn't hear from @N3rsti! It looks like we may have to follow an alternative route that you proposed once @bd808 (via the Git history) if we still think that this repo should be under Toolforge.
Thu, Jun 25
Wed, Jun 24
Second workshop "Writing Wikidata queries" took place on Sunday, June 21st. Video recording and slides are linked here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/SWT_Indic_Workshop_Series_2020/Workshops#Writing_Wikidata_queries
Mon, Jun 22
@bd808 Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Considering where we currently are with the bot guidelines and processes, do you think, what we have here https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit/Bots_and_Tools makes sense? Would it be possible for you to review, suggest changes, or make direct edits? :)
Thu, Jun 18
First workshop "Writing user scripts & gadgets" took place on Saturday, June 13th. Video recording and slides are linked here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/SWT_Indic_Workshop_Series_2020/Workshops#Writing_user_scripts_&_gadgets
Wed, Jun 17
Jun 13 2020
@Aklapper @srodlund Based on our recent conversation, I have tried to make changes to the landing page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit. If there are any questions, let's discuss it here. If not, I think this page would largely benefit from your review and copy edits :)
Jun 12 2020
Jun 10 2020
@Reedy thanks :) Fixed it on the doc page!
Closing this task, as there is nothing more left to be done here. The sessions and workshops planned for the Indic workshops series are based on the outcomes of T246845.
Closing this task, as there is nothing more left to be done here.
@Aklapper I have made minor changes to explain how to get help when dealing with a complex template.
Also, deleted the Sandbox page after copying the edits you made. How does it read now?
@srishakatux: Shouldn't there be a (low priority) Documentation task to improve https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bot and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Bots , instead of linking to some page on French, Telugu, or (in this case) English Wikipedia?
Filed it: T254953. (Unrelated: filed one for Lua as well T254956)
Jun 9 2020
@Aklapper I will look into your comment soon! Also, the doc is this one as I saw some edits on the one in my Sandbox: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit/Templates_and_Modules (my bad I don't have it linked from this task but only from the Starter kit page).
Reached out to the folks listed in the previous comment, asking their feedback on the "Templates & Modules" document of the Starter Kit. Link to one such message https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sujet:Vnxdewnxb3tdd5xx.
Jun 5 2020
- Workshops scheduled
- Zoom meeting links created https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/SWT_Indic_Workshop_Series_2020/Workshops
- Invitation email sent to 39 candidates:
Invitation to attend the Small Wiki Toolkits Indic Workshops!
Jun 3 2020
@Aklapper How does it look now?
@srishakatux: If the goal for some reason was to have everything on one page then either labeled section transclusion should be used, or information on one page should be removed. I don't understand why we have duplicated info across pages as it increases maintenance costs and asks for outdated docs and confusion what to follow if you don't remember to update more than one page.
In my understanding, information that is not specifically about a round should never be on the sub(!)page for that round.
Jun 2 2020
Might be @kostajh can help here! Is there any feedback from this task that needs to be documented somewhere? If not, is it okay if we close this task now?
Looking at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Round_20#Recommended_steps_for_accepted_interns this should not exist as it is not Round specific. It should be on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Participants#Community_bonding_period instead which is partially duplicated content.
May 29 2020
@Aklapper Good points! I have made some changes to address them. If I understand it correctly, the import and export process is the same as manually copying and pasting gadget code from one wiki to another; it is just that the former is a bit more automated. So, both should not be recommended unless there are code changes needed in the Gadget's code. I have re-organized the points accordingly. Might benefit from another look.
All good points! I've made some changes to address them and reached out to 9 bot owners with a few questions like in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cyberpower678#Starter_kit_for_smaller_wikis.
May 27 2020
Hi, everyone who is following this task (adding @bd808 also)! So we have the work in progress for the Bots & Tools section of the Starter Kit here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit/Bots_and_Tools.
Work in progress at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit/Bots_and_Tools.
What we have here https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gadgets looks good to me, so I am considering this task as done. Thanks folks for your input!
May 22 2020
Interface admins added here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_message_delivery/Targets/India_Wikis_Interface_Admins
28 interface admins fetched from 30 wikis (for some wikis there are no interface admins):
May 21 2020
Gist of conversation with Amire80:
May 20 2020
Thanks @Milimetric! Seems to have fixed now :)
May 19 2020
Update related to outreach & promotion so far:
- Message sent to Indic Wikis Village Pumps:
- Log: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=massmessage&user=KCVelaga&page=&wpdate=2020-05-16&tagfilter=&subtype=
- List of Indic Wikipedia wikis https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=19112563
- List of Indic Wikisource wikis https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=19330710
- Message posted on Indic Facebook groups (public): https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikimediansInIndia/ (1000+ members) & https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indicwikimedians/ (500+ members)
- Message posted about the Wikidata workshop: https://twitter.com/wikidataindia & https://www.facebook.com/wikidataindia/
- MediaWiki India mailing list: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-india/2020-May/000097.html
- Wikimedia India mailing list: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2020-May/014625.html
- Message to Indic-TechCom Facebook group (private)
- Message to all the interface admins of Indic Wikis
- Interface admins added here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_message_delivery/Targets/India_Wikis_Interface_Admins via T253372
- Example of a message sent to an interface admin on their talk page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ebrahim#[Small_wiki_toolkits_%E2%80%93_Indic_workshop_series_2020]_Register_now!_-_Reminder
- Reminders for registration closing (in progress)
May 15 2020
May 14 2020
@Nirvanchik Hey there! Have you looked at https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Toolforge/My_first_Flask_OAuth_tool that is mentioned in the comments above? This tutorial is based on a demo application, the source of which is here https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/source/tool-my-first-flask-oauth-tool/ and the tool itself is hosted here: https://tools.wmflabs.org/my-first-flask-oauth-tool/.
May 13 2020
@RhinosF1 Sounds promising :) Anything we do here to make the process less complicated would bring a lot of value to the wikis! I can look more into this in a day or so and try to test this.
Thanks, Andre, for sharing all these helpful links. First, to one of your previous questions in this task–infoboxes indeed should be in the scope as they are in the Templates category.
May 9 2020
@Chaitanya Nice idea! It might be worth looking into the discussion on this task T136866: Improve the per-programming-language listings for our tools (especially for the per-programming-language listings) and T194556: Suggested improvements to annoying little bugs page (for expanding good first bugs page).
For building a programming list in an external tool, some organization in Phabricator around tags (and more) might be needed. I would be happy to provide feedback if you end up working on this :)
May 8 2020
I've posted in the venues mentioned above:
May 6 2020
I agree with you that improving the design (including the placement of this gadget) might help. There is also something to learn from the design of the survey form used for this study: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Study_of_performance_perception_on_Wikimedia_projects,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_performance_perception_survey_screenshot_in_English.png. Happy to put some work on it in the next quarter :-)
May 5 2020
@Pavithraes & I have send emails to all accepted interns as well as all mentors participating in GSoC 2020/Outreachy Round 20:
Wikimedia has accepted 17 interns in total, 14 via Google Summer of Code program and 3 via Outreachy:
May 2 2020
May 1 2020
@srodlund hey! earlier the better it would be :) Post might help convince mentors to use Zulip for coding period in GSoC/Outreachy.
Apr 30 2020
As per conversation with @Pavithraes on Zulip.. in addition to sending email to accepted candidates, we plan to reach out to mentors as well about two things (in reply to the same email):
- Link to the mentors' guide
- Reminding especially first-time mentors to read the guide and also give them an option to set up a meeting with us for questions/discussion.
- Encourage mentors to sign-up on Zulip if they are not already using any other platform for project collaboration, etc.
- Highlight "building a community", "people are more important than code" aspects of these programs, etc.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit#Gadgets states "if the gadget is already available" which links to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Gadget_kitchen#Deploying_or_enabling_a_gadget but that's a bit misleading, as that is about turning a user script into a gadget on the very same wiki? Did you maybe want to link to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Gadget_kitchen#Load_an_existing_user_script instead?
Apr 29 2020
@Pavithraes Thank you for willing to take on this! :) I'm sharing with you the email we have sent to folks who we couldn't accept via Google Summer of Code. From what I remember, we didn't do the same for Outreachy as it is not that easy to obtain email addresses for Outreachy as it is for GSoC applicants.