Yes, if there are wishes that we can't work on -- or we can only do one part of a larger wish -- then it's our team's responsibility to really think it through, and report back to the community about it.
We're planning to have some checkpoints through the year, where we'll give a report on how things are going. The first one is going to be at the Wikimedia Developers Summit in the first week of January, and after the Summit we'll publish the information, including notes from the conversations that we have at the event. Then there are other Wikimedia events that we can use as checkpoints -- the Hackathon in April, Wikimania in June -- so that we can keep people updated about how things are going. We're also keeping our notes on a Meta page, so interested people can follow along if they like -- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Top_10 Right now, that's just notes from some preliminary assessment meetings, so it's not particularly thrilling, but ideas will get more concrete as we go. I'm glad people are excited about this year; we are too. On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 7:01 PM, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote: > Wow! > > I have strong opinions about everything on this list and apparently so do > many other people. > > It was fun to participate in the proposal process. > > If any of these proposals are not feasible to develop then I would enjoy > reading a short explanation explaining why from the perspective of a > developer to a layman audience. > > The entire list seems like magic to me - it is so many things that I want. > > yours, > > > On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Sam Klein <sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu> > wrote: > > > Thanks to all for organizing the survey and for sharing! > > > > A lot of these should help people stay in touch on smaller wikis and > > sibling projects where they are less active (and currently less likely to > > see pings and messages), so while I also want to see wikisource take over > > the world, these seem like great choices. > > > > It's wonderful to see a cross-organization collaboration topping the > list. > > > > Slow migration back to a single unified namespace: > > #3. Central global repository for templates, gadgets and Lua > > #4. Cross-wiki watchlist > > #8. Cross-wiki user talkpage > > > > And a mentor-friendly feature I've wanted for a long time: > > #10. Add a user watchlist > > > > SJ > > > > > > On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > > > Hi everyone, > > > > > > I'm happy to announce that the Community Tech team's Community Wishlist > > > Survey has concluded, and we're able to announce the top 10 wishes! > > > > > > 634 people participated in the survey, where they proposed, discussed > and > > > voted on 107 ideas. There was a two-week period in November to submit > and > > > endorse proposals, followed by two weeks of voting. The top 10 > proposals > > > with the most support votes now become the Community Tech team's > backlog > > of > > > projects to evaluate and address. > > > > > > And here's the top 10: > > > > > > #1. Migrate dead links to the Wayback Machine (111 support votes) > > > #2. Improved diff compare screen (104) > > > #3. Central global repository for templates, gadgets and Lua modules > > (87) > > > #4. Cross-wiki watchlist (84) > > > #4. Numerical sorting in categories (84) > > > #6. Allow categories in Commons in all languages (78) > > > #7. Pageview Stats tool (70) > > > #8. Global cross-wiki user talk page (66) > > > #9. Improve the "copy and paste detection" bot (63) > > > #10. Add a user watchlist (62) > > > > > > You can see the whole list here, with links to all the proposals and > > > Phabricator tickets: > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Results > > > > > > So what happens now? > > > > > > Over the next couple weeks, Community Tech will do a preliminary > > assessment > > > on the top 10, and start figuring out what's involved. We need to have > a > > > clear definition of the problem and proposed solution, and begin to > > > understand the technical, design and community challenges for each one. > > > > > > Some wishes in the top 10 seem relatively straightforward, and we'll be > > > able to dig in and start working on them in the new year. Some wishes > are > > > going to need a lot of investigation and discussion with other > > developers, > > > product teams, designers and community members. There may be some that > > are > > > just too big or too hard to do at all. > > > > > > Our analysis will look at the following factors: > > > > > > * SUPPORT: Overall support for the proposal, including the discussions > on > > > the survey page. This will take the neutral and oppose votes into > > account. > > > Some of these ideas also have a rich history of discussions on-wiki and > > in > > > bug tickets. For some wishes, we'll need more community discussion to > > help > > > define the problem and agree on proposed solutions. > > > > > > * FEASIBILITY: How much work is involved, including existing blockers > and > > > dependencies. > > > > > > * IMPACT: Evaluating how many projects and contributors will benefit, > > > whether it's a long-lasting solution or a temporary fix, and the > > > improvement in contributors' overall productivity and happiness. > > > > > > * RISK: Potential drawbacks, conflicts with other developers' work, and > > > negative effects on any group of contributors. > > > > > > Our plan for 2016 is to complete as many of the top 10 wishes as we > can. > > > For the wishes in the top 10 that we can't complete, we're responsible > > for > > > investigating them fully and reporting back on the analysis. > > > > > > So there's going to be a series of checkpoints through the year, where > > > we'll present the current status of the top 10 wishes. The first will > be > > at > > > the Wikimedia Developer Summit in the first week of January. We're > > planning > > > to talk about the preliminary assessment there, and then share it more > > > widely. > > > > > > If you're eager to follow the whole process as we go along, we'll be > > > documenting and keeping notes in two places: > > > > > > On Meta: 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Top 10: > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Top_10 > > > > > > On Phabricator: Community Wishlist Survey board: > > > https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/community-wishlist-survey/ > > > > > > Finally: What about the other 97 proposals? > > > > > > There were a lot of good and important proposals that didn't happen to > > get > > > quite as many support votes, and I'm sure everybody has at least one > that > > > they were rooting for. Again, the whole list is here: > > > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Results > > > > > > We're going to talk with the other Wikimedia product teams, to see if > > they > > > can take on some of the ideas the the community has expressed interest > > in. > > > We're also going to work with the Developer Relations team to see if > some > > > of these could be taken on by volunteer developers. > > > > > > It's also possible that Community Tech could take on a small-scale, > > > well-defined proposal below the top 10, if it doesn't interfere with > our > > > commitments to the top 10 wishes. > > > > > > So there's lots of work to be done, and hooray, we have a whole year to > > do > > > it. If this process turns out to be a success, then we plan to do > another > > > survey at the end of 2016, to give more people a chance to participate, > > and > > > bring more great ideas. > > > > > > For everybody who proposed, endorsed, discussed, debated and voted in > the > > > survey, as well as everyone who said nice things to us recently: thank > > you > > > very much for coming out and supporting live feature development. We're > > > excited about the work ahead of us. > > > > > > We'd also like to thank Wikimedia Deutschland's Technischer > > Communitybedarf > > > team -- they came up with this whole survey process, and they've been > > > working successfully on lots of community wishes since their first > survey > > > in 2013. > > > > > > You can watch this page for further Community Tech announcements: > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech/News > > > > > > Thanks! > > > > > > Danny Horn > > > Product Manager, WMF Community Tech > > > _______________________________________________ > > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > > Wikimediaemail@example.com > > > < > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/guidelineswikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > > > > > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 > 4266 > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > -- > Lane Rasberry > user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia > 206.801.0814 > l...@bluerasberry.com > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>