Parsing/Replacing Tidy/Workflow for community outreach
Define wikis to contact:
TIPS: Allow 2 weeks (10 full work days) between announcement and deployment for eventual conversation;
reuse previous messaging; example at
m:User:SSastry_(WMF)/Switch_to_Remex; provide ONE centralized location for feedback.
For smaller wikis: use Tech News + email to ambassadors rather than spamming village pumps? May be more effective. Have message reviewed by relevant parties;
Find village pumps pages;
TIPS: Most of the times you can find them on
m:Distribution_list/Technical_Village_Pumps_distribution_list (tech VPs), with m:Distribution_list/Global_message_delivery (generic VPs) as a fallback. You can also build a MassMessage target list if necessary. Set up page on Meta for translation of said message;
TIPS: you can only do so if you're a translation admin; see tutorial at
mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example; you can limit the number of languages when marking for translation, if you are only contacting a few wikis: find the relevant option at the bottom of the page when you mark it for translation. Ask ambassadors for help with translations and/or watching conversations
m:Tech/Ambassadors/List to identify such helpful, friendly people; give a deadline for translation. Post message at target locations;
TIPS: extract translations in the following way;
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SSastry_(WMF)/Title_of_the_page/<lang>?action=edit and copy the source; alternatively, head to the Special:ExportTranslations page for the desired message (
select the desired code from the dropdown, and click Fetch; copy the body of the message; you don't need the DISPLAYTITLE bit, except for the translated part of it, that is going to become the title of your thread - in the example given above, the only part you'll retain for Swedish is "Byte till Remex", and you'll make a ==heading== out of it; you don't need the languages tag, while as a signature you'll use [[:mw:User:SSastry (WMF)]], ~~~~~ (that's 5 tildes, for timestamp only) so that it points to your Mediawiki page; paste on the relevant village pumps.
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bybrunnen , at bottom;
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Kahvihuone_(tekniikka) , at bottom;
https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%93%D7%99%D7%94:%D7%9E%D7%96%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%9F , at bottom; https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B8%D1%8F:%D0%A4%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%83%D0%BC/%D0%A2%D0%B5%D1%85%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9 , post at top Deploy on agreed date if all goes well.