Talk:Wikimedia Engineering/2015-16 Q2 Goals

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Search results[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

This page contains a very impressive number of both buzzwords and random bits of jargon. -— Isarra 15:50, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Custom uploading interface[edit]

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, [1]. --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)

QED. phabricator:T120867#2383933. Nemo 21:02, 15 June 2016 (UTC)