Denny, thanks for organizing and publishing! You mentioned that the comm-tech team is the one "responsible for investigating and addressing the top 10 wishes". I think the community views WMF as more of a monolith, and I hope these votes have wider impact on foundation priorities. After all, commtech is only about 3% of the staff (10 out of 291 ). I surely hope there is significantly more than 3% to tackle community wishes.
I think that by voting for something, the community would like WMF to prioritize these directions above others in terms of new development work. In other words, community speaks of **what** we think are the most important projects, and WMF thinks of **how** it gets done - e.g. by allocating resources, setting up a community tech team, realigning the goals of the other teams, hiring contractors, etc etc. It would be strange if foundation spent significant resources on a project with marginal interest, while ignoring community priorities. Obviously this only applies to the new software developments, not any of the maintenance work foundation has to do. Thanks!! --[[user:yurik]] : https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Staff_and_contractors On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 9:29 PM, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi everyone, > > The Community Tech team is happy to announce the top 10 wishes from the > 2017 > Community Wishlist Survey! > > More than 1,100 people participated in the survey this year -- proposing, > discussing and voting on 214 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 new top 10: > > #1. Maps improvements (154 support votes) > #2. Ping users from the edit summary (127) > #3. Programs and events dashboard (111) > #4. Blame tool (110) > #5. Infobox wizard (106) > #6. Article Alerts for more languages (102) > #7. Auto-save edits (96) > #7. Thanks notification for log entries (tie, 96) > #9. SVG translation (94) > #10. Commons deletion notification bot (91) > > You can see the whole list here, with links to proposals, project pages and > Phabricator tickets: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2017_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Results > > So what happens next? > > In 2018, 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 why we can't. > > 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: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Community_Tech_- > _Current_projects > > If you're familiar with the Phabricator ticketing system, the main Phab > task for each wish is noted on the Results page. You can also 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: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech > > There are more questions and answers on the Wishlist Survey FAQ: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2017_Community_Wishlist_Survey/FAQ > > Thanks to everybody who proposed, discussed, debated and voted on ideas in > this year's Wishlist Survey! > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>