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Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)

Hi, can someone please explain how "Priority" works, as it determines how soon a task is fixed. What is the meaning of "reflects reality and does not cause it"? Thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Akmaie Ajam: T210224 is a discussion about reverting T121995 which happened in 2015. It might have a different priority because someone has decided to work on T210224. In any case, the "Priority" field often does not change much, and sometimes is "wishful thinking" what we would like to avoid. Whether someone plans to work on a task is more relevant.

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)

So, the task priority stays on Low (or Needs Triage), no matter the actual priority/importance, until someone decides to work in the task?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Akmaie Ajam Priorities or "importance" for you or a community unfortunately can differ from priorities of the limited number of developers, or priorities which need to balance the needs of hundreds of Wikimedia communities.

If you think that there are reasons why a certain task should have a higher priority compared to the priorities of many other open existing tasks out there, feel free to elaborate in the corresponding task. Thanks! ( Furthermore, raising the priority of a task won't change anything, as long as nobody plans to work on a task, but I guess I explained that before.)

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)

What is the definition of "affects normal, everyday work significantly" and "contrived examples or problems that only appear under unlikely circumstances"? Does FlaggedRevs meet the former or the latter criteria? (Note: It affects the unregistered readers, which makes up most of users of Wikipedia)

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

There is no priority for "affects normal, everyday work significantly" as that's not describing priority (urgency) but describing impact (severity). These are different things...

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I don't think I can provide a clear "definition" for what you wrote. In my understanding of the term "definition" it is already a definition.

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)