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Next steps for the wish “confirmation prompt for the rollback link”Edit
Hello, a while ago you participated in a feedback round about a proposal how accidental clicks on the rollback link could be avoided. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and ideas!
Looking at the feedback and the rollback situation in different wikis, the development team decided how to approach this wish: As a default, most wikis won’t have a confirmation. But users who wish to have one, can enable it in their preferences, which will add a confirmation prompt to the rollback link on the diff page and on the list pages. The prompt won’t be a pop-up, but an inline prompt like for the thanks confirmation. You can read more about the planned solution and what influenced this decision on the project page. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:31, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Good news: the (lengthy!) script draft 1 is complete!Edit
Hello, I am happy to share that script draft 1 is complete and ready for public comment.
The script (link to the Google doc) is much longer than I anticipated, at almost 21 pages!
Although I think that the 21 page script would be a very good introduction to referencing policies and workflows, I am considering dividing it into two or more smaller scripts that would be produced as separate videos. For example, one script could focus on policies and a different script could focus on how to use the citation tool. I am considering this for three reasons:
- People may be more willing to watch shorter videos that have more specific focus.
- Shorter videos may be easier to search for an answer for a single specific question.
- There is a possibility that if I attempt to produce a single video from almost 21 pages of script that I might exceed the budget for this mini-project. I would like for both WMF and the community to be satisfied with the results from this mini-project, and I think that dividing the script into smaller scripts which could be produced separately would be a good way to ensure that the budget for the current grant is not exceeded. While there is a reasonable possibility that I could finish production of the entire 21 pages of script within the current grant, I think that dividing the script would be prudent. After one of the smaller scripts is fully produced within the currently available funding, remaining script could be considered for production within the current grant if there seems to be adequate remaining funds, or could be saved for possible production with a future grant.
Request for constructive criticism and commentsEdit
I would very much appreciate constructive criticism and comments regarding the script, preferably by March 10 at 11:59 PM UTC. This is a shorter time window than I would like to provide, but the planned end date for this project is March 14 and I would like to finish video production by the end of March 13 so that I have 24 hours for communications before the grant period ends. If you would like to review the script or make other comments but the end of March 10 is too soon for you, please let me know that you need more time, and I will take that into consideration as I plan for final production and consider whether to request a date extension from WMF. (Extending the finish date for the project would not involve requesting additional funding for the current grant.) I would prefer that the video be done perfectly a few days late than that the video be done on March 14 but have an important error that was not caught during a rush to the finish.
I have three specific requests for feedback:
1. Please find errors in the script. This is a great time to find problems with my work, before the script goes into production and problems become more expensive to fix. Please go to this link in Google Docs and use the Comment feature in the Google Doc.
2. Do you have comments regarding whether the script should be divided, and if so, how it should be divided? Please let me know on the project talk page.
3. How do you feel about the name for the video? Do you prefer "Referencing with VisualEditor" or "Citing sources with VisualEditor", or a third option? Again, please comment on the project talk page. However, if I divide the script then I will create new names for the smaller videos.
Thank you for your interest in this mini-project. I am grateful to be working on a project which I hope will help Wikipedia contributors to be more efficient and effective, and indirectly help to improve Wikipedia's quality by teaching contributors how to identify and to cite reliable sources. I believe that the finished video will be good, and I hope that the community and novice contributors will find the video to be very useful.
Yours in service,
Hi! The full version of this newsletter issue has a lot of information. I am sending a short version to talk pages.
The most important information to know is that draft 2 is finished, that the single long script has been divided into many smaller scripts, and that portions of the script have been prioritized for production.
Due to budget constraints, not all scripts can be produced within the scope of the current pilot grant, but the other scripts will remain available for potential future production. (This project feels somewhat like doing a vehicle repair when the mechanic starts to work on the engine, and once the mechanic gets under the engine and starts to work, they discover that accomplishing their objective requires twice as much time as they first had estimated.) However, nothing is lost, so do not fear. Overall, my assessment (me being User:Pine) is that this project is producing a lot of good output and is generally a valuable pilot project.
For more information, including my requests for your feedback, please see the full version of the newsletter.
requesting to unblock meEdit
HEllo GMG This is Svpnikhil. Why do I was blocked ?--Svpnikhil (talk) 08:19, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
- @Svpnikhil: You appear to be caught in a IP range block of an open proxy. I'm afraid I don't really know very much about the technical aspects of it, but I'm afraid a steward is going to have to look at it. There's not very much I can do personally because I don't have access. You might consider asking to have your account exempted from the proxy block at Steward requests/Global. GMGtalk 10:50, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Is there a reason you just overwrote an open request here? I only noticed when I saw more vandalism that wasn't dealt with via a lock nearly 24 hours after. Praxidicae (talk) 16:25, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
- @Praxidicae: ...Uhh...No there isn't, other than having too many tabs open at the same time. I thought what I did was copy your report and paste it in my own to follow your formatting, but apparently I did it in the wrong tab and overwrote your report instead. My bad. GMGtalk 16:30, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
- No worries, was just trying to figure out where my report went. Praxidicae (talk) 16:31, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the well intentioned advice. I'm still trying to see the evidence I was emailed to make sense of it. The case in question is not coherent enough for me to pass on to anybody despite looking at it for hours. I would not ask an OTRS volunteer to break their obligations and pass on the contents of the ticket which is part of the evidence.
I guess I screwed up in mentioning the SPI case in my request, nobody seems able to focus on anything else. Cabayi (talk) 18:45, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
- @Cabayi: I mean, I can try to take a look at it if you want to shoot me an email. Hard to parse what the situation is without more info. Unfortunately, there is pretty long standing consensus that user's shouldn't be granted OTRS tickets mainly for the purpose of viewing content. GMGtalk 18:50, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
My mail gets delivered to bulk/spam folders sometimes, so a notification just in case. Alexis Jazz (ping me) 21:53, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
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We, the Community Tech, are one of the Wikimedia Foundation teams. We create and improve editing and wiki moderation tools. What we work on is decided based on results of the Community Wishlist Survey. Once a year, you can submit wishes. After two weeks, you can vote on the ones that you're most interested in. Next, we choose wishes from the survey to work on. Some of the wishes may be granted by volunteer developers or other teams.
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