Thanks Danny

Some excellent projects. Great to see so many that will benefit more than
just the EN WP community such as global gadgets, non-Latin language
improvements and global settings.


On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 9:20 PM, Danny Horn <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> The Community Tech team is happy to announce the top 10 wishes from the
> 2016 Community Wishlist Survey!
> More than 1,100 people participated in the survey this year -- proposing,
> discussing and voting on 265 ideas. There was a two-week period in November
> to submit and discuss proposals, followed by two weeks of support voting.
> The top 10 proposals with the most support votes now become Community
> Tech's backlog of projects to evaluate and address.
> And here's the top 10:
> #1. Global gadgets (91 support votes)
> #2. Edit summary length for non-Latin languages (90)
> #3. Section heading URLs for non-Latin languages (88)
> #4. Global settings (84)
> #5. Rewrite Xtools (84)
> #6. Wikitext editor syntax highlighting (82)
> #7. Warning on unsuccessful login attempts (73)
> #8. Automatic archive for new external links (72)
> #9. Fix Mr. Z-bot's popular pages report (72)
> #10. User rights expiration (70)
> You can see the whole list here, with links to proposals and Phabricator
> tickets:
> So -- who's going to work on all these wishes?
> The Community Tech team is responsible for investigating and addressing the
> top 10 wishes. If there's a wish in the top 10 that we can't work on,
> because it's unfeasible or because another group is working on it, then
> we'll explain what's happened.
> Community Tech will also pick up some wishes below the top 10 that support
> smaller user groups who are doing important work, but don't have the
> numbers to vote a proposal all the way up to the top 10. This will apply to
> some combination of: campaign and program organizers, GLAM participants,
> stewards and CheckUsers, and people working on smaller projects or smaller
> languages. We haven't determined which wishes we'll pick up yet; we'll be
> talking about these as we get into 2017.
> Also, some of these wishes will be granted by volunteer developers; the
> Technical Collaboration team will help to connect volunteers with important
> wishes that they can work on.
> Some of these wishes are or will be on the roadmap for our colleagues on
> the WMDE Technical Wishes team, and other Wikimedia Foundation product
> teams.
> To get updates on our progress:
> There are project pages for each of the top 10 wishes, which you can put on
> your watchlist. We'll update them as the project progresses. (At time of
> writing, these are just skeletons; actual information on each project is
> still to come.) Feel free to post questions and suggestions on the project
> talk pages:
> If you're familiar with the Phabricator ticketing system, the main Phab
> task for each wish is noted on the Results page. You can subscribe to those
> tickets for updates.
> We also publish several status reports through the year, to keep people
> updated. You can watch the main Community Tech page for updates:
> There are more questions and answers on the Wishlist Survey FAQ:
> Thanks to everybody who proposed, discussed, debated and voted on ideas in
> this year's Wishlist Survey, to everyone who's said nice things to us
> recently, and to all people everywhere in time and space, on general
> principles.
> Danny Horn
> Sr Product Manager, Community Tech
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