Czat Wikimedia (https://chat.wmcloud.org) to system czatu tekstowego, który umożliwia Wikimedianom prowadzenie konwersacji w czasie rzeczywistym, z wątkami i bez korzystania z usług komercyjnych z oprogramowaniem o zamkniętym kodzie źródłowym, takim jak Slack, Facebook lub Microsoft Teams, które potencjalnie
Compared to IRC, Wikimedia Chat provides:
- Ability to scroll back and read messages when you were offline
- Ability to search in history of discussions
- Ability to receive email upon notification
- Push notifications and email notifications
- Ability to hide one's IP address from others without needing a cloak
- Proper support for sharing media
- An interface that is translated to more than a dozen languages.
- Two-factor authentication
- A proper mobile app support
- Ability to add custom emojis (yes, it’s extremely important)
- Profile pictures
- Ability to ping everyone with @here or @channel
- much much more.
It is part of the Wikimedia Social Suite and is an installation of the Mattermost open source software system on Wikimedia CloudVPS; messages will stay there for 90 days due to WM Cloud policy, and membership is by invitation from an existing member for the initial beta testing stage.
Matterbridge is a software to transfer messages between Mattermost and other chat systems. For example it operates between Wikidata Wikimedia Chat channel and #wikidatapołącz IRC channels. If you have a request between a Mattermost channel and another IRC channel, or Discord channel, or Telegram group, please create a Phabricator task.
Good practice in naming is to when joining to use the Wikimedia username/full_name so that your profile matches the account in Wikimedia spaces *(this might later be synced/connected).
Good use cases are:
- groups that need to coordinate and collaborate across different time-zones and therefore benefit from persistent chat channels, shared playbooks and kanban-boards (normally available only to Wikimedia developers)
- events that invite diverse participants around a bigger theme or set of topics
- that might normally use IRC and/or Telegram (as it can bridge to both)
- that need to refine and branch out (unlike Telegram, something like Slack)
Bad use cases are:
- communication and file/URL exchanges that need to be preserved for more than 3 months
- communication that requires high level of privacy/encryption