Talk:Wikimedia Engineering/2015-16 Q2 Goals
Search goals seem unrealistic.
- "Consistency" is not a value in itself when it's not called for; easily done, but also easily going wrong.
- "Improve relevancy by X%" is a meaningless goal when we have no definition of relevancy nor a way to measure it; hard to do, impossible to confirm.
I suggest to first focus on something easy that proved to work and wikis have requested: like interwiki search and search results from Wikidata on failed searches and red links. --Nemo 07:06, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
No top-level goals
A limitation of the current goal-setting document is that there is no expression of high-level cross-cutting goals, nor is there any identified owner for overall coordination. To use an example from a previous all-hands meeting, suppose that our top-level goal is "better support mobile devices". That might involve coordinate work across multiple divisions, for example the Infrastructure/services team and Editing/parser team supporting lower-bandwidth content representation and lower-latency storage, the Fundraising tech team investigating banner strategies for mobile users, the Discovery team working on taking advantage of location-aware devices, and the Technology/research team investigating "bite-size mobile editing of facts". But right now there is no one setting top-level goals, and no mechanism in this document for teams to show how they are contributing to the broader strategic priorities of the organization. cscott (talk) 16:41, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
Buzzwords and jargon
Custom uploading interface
It's very important to avoid custom uploading interfaces. Can the item be clarified to confirm no such thing is happening? See mailarchive:multimedia/2015-June/001071.html, mailarchive:mobile-l/2015-April/009014.html, . --Nemo 08:35, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
- @Nemo_bis: Could you clarify where this is listed / copy&paste the wording? I searched for "upload" on the page but didn't spot the item that sounded like "custom uploading UI" to me. (I might just be lost in terms here.) Thanks. --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 09:57, 22 October 2015 (UTC)