Requesting more details about the onboarding process. I want to be a part of this representative team so it would be very helpful for me if i can get more information about this.
Talk:Language tools/Language Team Plan
Onboarding language representatives
Nice to see more work on this area!
I hope you find a way to make this work.
- m:Transcom set up m:Translation teams several years ago; I think they've never worked but old members might have some suggestions (probably not?).
- Mentoring team members is needed, but I hope it will be sustainable in the long run. Probably using another mailing list would be bad: very specific high-traffic things can be discussed on some wiki page or bug or whatever, but keeping all this on the same mailing list seems better not only because more lists are harder to manage and weaker, but also because people not directly involved can still lurk and learn.
- Not everyone needs to know everything, for instance a language geek which knows nothing about wikis' inner workings and bugzilla could still be very helpful on CLDR and viceversa. Those skills (unless at a really basic level) are indeed required, but at the level of a[n effective] language team, not from each member.
- What teams lacked most was, I think, a list of actionable tasks/checklists they could work on. This is true of many features which are available but not used, think e.g. of the linktrail which almost nobody customises because it's not not documented anywhere (silly example). This connects to the Localisation and localisation portal restructuring, see also etherpad:l10n-wiki.
- support the idea of less mailing list. At the beginning we should use the existing ones and if it is required in the long run then we can create new lists.
- i think the required qualification are ok. because as i understand that a specific language representative have to communicate with all type of contributors(new contributors, geeks, translators, editor and so on) and readers as well. all the contributors (and their understanding, skill, involvements) are not same. so if the representation can not communicate or understand the others then it will not be that effective.
and thanks for the related links
Feedback on the form
It has all the most important things.
The section "Onboarding the Language Mavens" lists a lot of other things one should know about. Alolita asked us about IRC, maybe that's a useful thing to know. I'd say CLDR but it gets complex and the checklist/walkthrough of tools is not the signup form. :)
Maybe also making an on-wiki list where to sign (to be able to use user talks and so on)?
I hope https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Participation:Support can help you send localizers to conferences and other useful events! Sumana Harihareswara, Engineering Community Manager (talk) 16:59, 19 September 2012 (UTC)