Greetings, This is probably my first time to post on wikitech-l. I am Moushira, a new community liaison for mobile projects, I would like to share an update for a new feature that is ready for deployment. This January, Jon Katz announced a new feature in development <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2015-January/080168.html>, and after nearly two months, Extension:Gather <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Gather> is now ready for beta launch scheduled for Monday. The feature will be enabled for logged in users on the English Wikipedia mobile website, who have their mobile beta features activated . There is a list of FAQ <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Gather/FAQ> which includes information on usability and moderation, and you are welcome to add more questions to it :).
The Extension will keep the name Gather and internally the team was more inclined to name the feature "Stacks". However, a survey study has been carried out by the design research team and Collections, as a name for a feature, scored far better than the other suggested alternatives. Full survey information and results are documented here <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension%CB%90Gather/renaming_survey>. There are different scenarios for how this feature can be used, either for subjective personal collections, or for broader use. This Beta test will help us discover what resonates. One idea we hope to explore is engaging editors via themed competitions using collections of articles one has edited on a particular topic (such as medicine). We are also interested to see how this tool can be used by WikiProjects, WLM, or the education program. We encourage you to play around with the feature and let us know how you're using it! This is a new experiment in content curation, which hopefully helps with learning new users behavior on mobile web. We are looking forward to learning awesome lessons from this beta launch. All the best, Moushira https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Extension:Gather_launching_on_beta _______________________________________________ Wikitech-l mailing list Wikitechemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l