Wed, Aug 12
Tue, Aug 11
@Ostrzyciel I added a draft to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2020/34 based on your text but with somewhat simplified language. Looks OK? I'm correct in understanding it's part of this week's train?
Thu, Jul 16
Jul 14 2020
I've pinged Wikipedia talk:Short descriptions to give the editors there an early heads-up and make sure we don't take them by surprise. Since I'll be OoO for the next few weeks, I've recommended that they ask any questions or give any feedback in this task, if possible.
Done, and communicated. Nothing that is obviously potentially controversial, some things that would benefit from community input.
We have a sufficient number of replies.
Jul 13 2020
I've also notified the communities that they need to create local banners if they want warnings in beforehand, and not just during the read-only period.
Jul 10 2020
Since this is just about three wikis I don't think waiting for Tech News to be delivered on Monday is the easiest way, so I've posted on (one of) the Village Pumps of Japanese, French and Russian Wikipedia to let them know now and not the day before.
Jul 9 2020
Added to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2020/29 – if anyone's got a better idea for how to explain wrapping in a short and simple way, please edit.
Jul 8 2020
Making sure: This is general editing and not the suggested edits feature?
Jul 6 2020
Jul 3 2020
Jul 2 2020
Jul 1 2020
Now in Tech News going out on Monday:
Created a page because Legal wanted a privacy statement to go with it and I'm not putting privacy statements into Tech News.
@VulpesVulpes825 Indeed! Sorry for the long wait, we wanted to report everything at once.
Jun 30 2020
Sorry, for some reason my brain decided that improve and impact are the same word.
@Charlotte I don't see the new part without "impact". What am I missing? We're talking about 05, right?
Jun 26 2020
Sounds like a good idea.
I think we're far more likely to get feedback on a local page. Whenever we try to send people to a different wiki, we lose most of the feedback. The typical situation when being asked for feedback on Meta or mediawiki.org is that editors start a local discussion on the page where the link was posted, preferring to discuss locally even if the feedback might never be reported.
Jun 25 2020
These are our current plans to address the specific problem of capital letters and punctuation in Wikidata descriptions:
@Jdlrobson As I understand it, #searchButton doesn't work yet. Is that a misunderstanding? If not a misunderstanding, will there be a transition period when both #searchButton and #searchGoButton work? In that case, from when?
@Jdlrobson – when can we expect a) the ID to work and b) the old ID not to work?
Since next Tech News won't go out until Monday anyway (and I don't think we need to be too concerned about a few seconds of Etherpad read-only) – do re-instate if the update for some reason goes wrong and there are lingering problems the communities should know about.
Jun 24 2020
If it's resolved I see no reason to keep it open.
Jun 22 2020
@MattCleinman I'm here if you need help, but always feel free to reach out and encourage small fixes like these on your own. I'm not here to insulate you from interacting with the community, I'm here to help you do it in a better way. (:
Jun 18 2020
Jun 12 2020
Jun 11 2020
Guessing, but there's a bug that has regularly caused issues when delivering MassMessage to long target lists (Tech News, 900 pages, has repeatedly been too long). We think solving T232392 would fix this. I've started splitting my target lists into smaller ones to get around it, creating eight target lists for Tech News, for example.
Jun 8 2020
So in theory pinging everyone is easy as long as no translation is involved. You just