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Welcome to the third newsletter for the new Growth team!  

The Growth team's objective is to work on software changes that help retain new contributors in mid-size Wikimedia projects.

Two Growth team projects to be deployed in next two weeks

We will be deploying the "Understanding first day" and "Personalized first day" projects on Czech and Korean Wikipedias in the coming weeks. See the new project pages below for full details on the projects, and our project updates page for their progress.

  • Understanding first day: learn about the actions new editors take right after creating their accounts. We will be careful with user privacy, and we hope to share initial results in December.
  • Personalized first day: learn about new editors' objectives by adding some optional questions to the new editor’s registration process, and personalizing their onboarding. We hope to share initial results in December.

Third Growth team project begins

  • Focus on help desk: direct newcomers to the local help desks where they can ask questions to help them make their first edits. We hope to have an initial experiment running in December.

Best practices for helping newcomers

We are going to direct newcomers to help desks. But what's the best way to reply to a newcomer there? We have gathered some best practices for successful interactions, based on community experiences and some external documentation. The page has also been reviewed by some experienced community members who suggested some changes. That page is now open for translations. Comments and suggestions are still welcome!

We are still looking for volunteers

Do you want to participate to our experiments? We are looking for new communities to work with us (especially a new mid-size wiki), and people to become ambassadors to help us to communicate with the different communities. Discover how you can involve yourself or your community.

Also, please share this update with your community and interested people!

Learn more about us

You can visit our team page to find out why our team was formed and how we are thinking about new editors, and our project page for detailed updates on the projects we'll work on.

Growth team's newsletter prepared by the Growth team and posted by bot, 13:30, 7 November 2018 (UTC) • Give feedbackSubscribe or unsubscribe.

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MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)
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MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)

Welcome to the first newsletter for the new Growth team!  

The Growth Team's objective is to work on software changes that help retain new contributors in mid-size Wikimedia projects. We will be starting with Wikipedias, but we hope these changes will benefit every community.

8 ideas we consider: tell us what you think about them!

We are considering new features to build, that could retain new editors in mid-size Wikipedias. We will be testing new ideas in Czech and Korean Wikipedias, and then we'll talk to more communities (yours!) about adopting the ideas that work well.

We have posted the 8 ideas we are considering. We would really appreciate your thoughts and the thoughts from your community. Please share the ideas, and tell us what do you and your community think of those ideas before September 9.

Share your experiences with newcomers

We want to hear about what is working and what is not working for new contributors in your wiki. We also want to hear any reactions, questions, or opinions on our work. Please post on the team’s talk page, in any language!

Learn more about us

You can visit our team page to find out why our team was formed and how we are thinking about new editors, and our project page for detailed updates on the first project we'll work on.

Growth team's newsletter prepared by the Growth team and posted by botGive feedbackSubscribe or unsubscribe.

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Aquatech (talkcontribs)

Hello. Today I noticed that one year ago you have moved the page Multimedia/Media Viewer to Reading/Multimedia/Media Viewer. The same action hasn't happened for the translated subpages like Multimedia/Media Viewer/it or Multimedia/Media Viewer/es and all the others languages. Now they don't appear in the box at the top of the page Reading/Multimedia/Media Viewer and somebody could think that no translation exists and start a new one in his language. Furthermore, I think that the old subpages aren't linked any more to the primary page and can't follow its updates.

I'm worried that this situation could has happed to other pages: talking about Media Viewer, I noticed the same thing (in Meta-Wiki) with the page Community Engagement (Product)/Media Viewer consultation, moved to Community Liaisons/Media Viewer consultation.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hmm, yes, it looks like Translate's special page move handler didn't kick in? That feels like a bug. Will investigate.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

OK, so, thanks to a colleague we've identified a few things:

  • This is a known bug, T114592
  • It's very irritating.
  • There's no sane fix. I can't move the page back (because it's translatable), so clashes with the subpages; I can't move the subpages over (because I'd be moving them into the translatable world).

Sorry. :-(

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

OK, I've now re-made Reading/Multimedia/Media Viewer/it via the Translation tool (the "memory" feature already had the text fully). I'll do the same for de, ru, es, fr, ja and pt-br. Fun. :-(

Marking "MediaWiki 1.31" for translation

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Ochaochaocha3 (talkcontribs)

Hello. Could you please mark the recent revision of MediaWiki 1.31 for translation? I'm translating it into Japanese, but I can translate only a small part of the page because translate tags in the marked revision don't contain the whole text.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Done, though it's quite messy. :-(

Ochaochaocha3 (talkcontribs)

Hello. Could you please do this again? This page seemed to be stable, so I added translate tags to all list items.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Done!

Reorganizing the 2017 WikiEditor Workboard at the Phabricator

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George Ho (talkcontribs)

Hello again. Should I create a task requesting reorganization of the 2017 WikiEditor Workboard at the Phabricator? There are 100+ tasks in the Backlog column and no other columns at the moment.

Deskana (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @George Ho. That workboard isn't actually used for anything; all the work for the 2017 Wikitext Editor workboard is tracked inside the VisualEditor and VisualEditor (Current work) projects. I should probably turn the workboard off.

George Ho (talkcontribs)

What do you mean "turn the workboard off", @Deskana (WMF):? Do you mean merging the tasks into the "VisualEditor" project? If so, the VisualEditor Workboard is filled with too many tasks. Merging two Projects into one would need more reorganization; otherwise, how else can the 2017 WE be tracked? If not, what else do you mean?

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Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Done!

Jayprakash12345 (talkcontribs)
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Zoranzoki21 (talkcontribs)

Can you accept my task for flow to I can do next what I want or I have to wait for prtksxna or Yana

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I don't have GCI access, sorry, I think you have to wait for them. :-(

Zoranzoki21 (talkcontribs)

Ok, no problem. They will deploy 100% because is merged.

Thank you!

how to sign on wikimedia foundation

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Ghetto Gal (talkcontribs)

I try sign on wikimedia foundation but it not working

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)