Short report written. Sent to Keegan for sanity check.
@Elitre No one is going to work on this for the foreseeable future. I'll write down my notes, in case someone wants them in the future, and close this task.
Fri, Jul 20
Wed, Jul 18
Thu, Jul 12
OK, so I talked to a few folks, posted on a middle-sized Village Pump and the only concern I got was that people wanted to make sure they'd still be able to use prefixes even if <inputbox> didn't show them, so as long as that's not changing, there were no real concerns. I'm also adding it to Tech News, pointing to T198318 – that'll go out on Monday, so if anyone reacts, you should probably see it during the first half of next week.
English Wikipedia has been reminded again. I've suggested a banner of some kind, but I'd say that's really up to the community to decide.
Wed, Jul 11
The metrics this task is talking about (readability etc) is mainly something we don't track at all any longer, to be honest, because it was so time-consuming to do manually. The things I whip together in five minutes every quarter don't tell us the things we'd want to get from this. With that said, the answer is probably still no.
Tue, Jul 10
For what it's worth, it was also included in Tech News (which is how the technical community communicates most technical changes to the wikis), in the issue that went out yesterday.
Fri, Jul 6
OK, I'll take it up to discussion and get some feedback.
A couple of questions!
Thu, Jul 5
OK, I simplified a bit and geared it a bit more towards the main audience of Tech News (non-developers), but it's included.
Tue, Jul 3
Current coverage has been measured. After talking to Erica, given that the team formerly known as Technical Collaboration will have a broader responsibility, it's possible that our work on translators and translatability would benefit from a broader focus than just technical translators, I'm waiting to move those results to /Metrics, but closing this task as resolved – let's open a new task if we need to redefine something.
(If possible to say, I mean, I do understand that "some kind of treshold" isn't very exact.)
@Nikerabbit What's the long-term implications of this, if we have indeed crossed said treshold? What can we expect?
Fri, Jun 29
Thu, Jun 28
As for the 24th and 25th languages on the list, I've suggested hi as one of them, for various reasons such as being a local lingua franca, a reasonably large wiki in terms of active users and an area where the Wikimedia movement is trying to get more active. The other either id, based on active editors, or vi, based on the size of the wiki, I'd say.
So … I’ve been looking into this for a while, and had started building a far too complex system of coverage measurements that a) was unrealistic and b) wouldn’t have told us anything anyway. This is the simplified version, which I think will serve us far better.
This Outreachy project is finished.
This Outreachy project is finished.
When will this go into production? Week after next (no new MediaWiki version next week)?
Fri, Jun 22
Jun 21 2018
We do already refer to the link text as "label" in other places -- e.g. a numbered link gets an "add label" button to swap out the "" for text -- that said, if people think it's unclear and needs explanation in this situation, now would be a good time to quickly change that before people spend effort on translations.
Something like this for Tech News, when it's ready to go out?
It's part of the basis for T197865.
Jun 19 2018
Jun 15 2018
The current status is that I have a bunch of notes on my whiteboard and on paper. I plan to complete it during the second half of June.
Jun 14 2018
I've posted an early warning on the English Wikipedia technical Village Pump.