Talk:Community Wishlist Survey

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How many wish can community tech fulfill each years?Edit

Each year, roughly the top ten will be picked for the community tech team to work on, but about one third or more will be deemed as cannot be done by community tech. In such cases, can choices from lower down the list get worked on instead, such that ten wishes from community can be granted each year?

Also, if there are wishes that community tech cannot work on, wouldn't it be more productive to first define the scope, and then do a quick check, before opening the wishes for vote, to reduce the chance which community voted wishes cannot be worked on by community tech team?C933103 (talk) 09:31, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

A nightmareEdit

Well, for years Wiktionaries have decided to participate to this Wishlist. Sometimes few wishes for Wiktionaries are selected. But in fine, others projects than main ones are kept outside of this stuff. Why should we participate again ? What shall we do in order to see the achievement of the rarely wishes voted for this project ? Wikipedia, with the number of voters, play one's cards right every years. Then are Wikidata and English language projects and well-organized projects. For me, in this process, we have no luck to see upgrades for other projects. However they also need improvement. This, leave us a bitter taste despite of the expertise of the tech team or the good faith of each other. A real nightmare. Otourly (talk) 04:48, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Developer time costs more or less the same whether it is for a small Wikimedia project or a large one. Developers look for requests that will be of most global benefit and where the WMF will get the most bang for its buck - although I will add that the WMF is awash with funds and the 'budgetary constraints' that are often used as a reason to decline a request are a fake excuse. The most successful requests are those for scripts, tools, and software enhancements and/or extensions that are essential to keeping unwanted content out of the encyclopedias and making more easy the tasks of the hundreds of users who volunteer to do it. Kudpung (talk) 03:06, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
BTW, Otourly, the 2020 Wishlist was specifically focused on the non-Wikipedia content projects (i.e. Wikibooks, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikiversity, Wikispecies, Wikivoyage, and Wikinews. Kudpung (talk) 08:53, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Slow progressEdit

I would like to know how many people are actually working with the wishes. You wrote in the last update that "in 2021, there was a delay between the voting and the time when we could start working on the new wishes." Why the delay? I feel you don't have enough people on WMF working with these wishes. What is idea of asking wishes if you don't have enough people fulfilling them? Is this going to change? Stryn (talk) 08:28, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Stryn, The work they do is good, very good, and the collaboration with the volunteers once development begins is also excellent. However, the small team of available developers for the Community Tech Wishlist project was often explained by the WMF as being due to budgetary constraints. The WMF is actually awash with funds, especially since the huge savings on executive travel and real-life conferences due to COVID-19, and on the CEO salary left by the current gap. Kudpung (talk) 08:44, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes the work they do is good, after they do it. This year it took too long time to start the process of handling them, of course understandable if there are not many members in the wishlist team. I hope WMF will use its money to really useful projects (like Wishlist), not to many non-useful projects (not going to mention them, as I know many disagree with me) as it's used to be lately. Stryn (talk) 08:49, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
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