Good morning, the message has just arrived on the coffee page of vec.wiki and it is interesting that again you can ask for the activation of structured discussions in the wiki. I think they are much more useful and easier to use than the typical very complicated discussions for new users. I would like to request its activation on the discussion of the home page and on coffee (which we call Ciàcołe), so as to increase and facilitate the participation of visitors to the Wikipedia in the Venetian language. I don't know if it's possible, but it would be very useful to be able to activate it in the discussions of the user pages! Thank you very much for reading, I apologize for the bother and thank you in advance for the answer!
About this board
Activate Structured Discussions on vec.wikipedia
Thank you for your message.
There is no more activations of Structured Discussions. Which message did you received about it?
However, I may have two things that may help you concerning discussions and welcoming newcomers. :)
First project: Talk pages project/replying is a new project to add more obvious ways to reply to a message. This is a work in progress, but you can ask the project team to consider adding your wiki to their current deployment plan.
Second project: Growth features are a set of tools that help new users to make their first steps on wiki. They receive suggestions of edits to make and a mentor to contact if they have questions. You can get these features by getting a community agreement about them, and listing requested information on Phabricator (see there to know more about it). I work on this project, and I can help you if you have questions!
Hi, here it is .. here you can find the message that has been sent to us regarding the comments. --> vec:Wikipedia:Ciàcołe#Editing news 2020 #2
I apologize for the delay! A greeting and a big thank you for your availability
Oh, I understand! This is not Structured Discussions. This is Talk pages project/replying.
@Whatamidoing (WMF) is the person you should contact about it. :)
Oh! Thank you very much and I apologize for the inconvenience! Let's say that understanding English is not something I do well! haha. A great greeting.
No problem! I'm really happy to help you! :D
Translations needed for the Editing newsletter
Trizek, would you please tell the translators' newsletter that https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2019/July is ready for translation?
Why "Editing News #1—July 2019" remains in ENglish on my FR translated page ? ...it should be also translated (please adapt EN page, and resubmit). thanks.
Thank you for the translation!
The newsletter will be delivered by MassMessage, which will ignore that line anyway.
Growth at nowiki
I've started a census building process at nowiki; w:no:Wikipedia:Tinget#Meningsmåling: Slå på Growth. It will probably be a “go”, but all the translations will take time as I probably has to do it all by myself.
Great news! Please ask me about anything related to these prototypes or their deployment.
I just noticed that you've removed the poll from the Tinget. Anything went wrong?
No response, so it will not get enough votes. Perhaps later.
Time sensitive text (all languages, priority languages: de, fr, es, ar, zh, pt)
A text needs translations in German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Portuguese (and more languages are welcomed):
Direct translation link: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=page-Office+actions%2FCommunity+consultation+on+partial+and+temporary+office+actions%2F09+2019&language=&action=page&filter=
Ideally, the message should be translated by Monday.
Thank you for your help!
Display whether Thanks has been given(& no. of thanks given) to a reply on Structured discussions
I think you raised a very valid point in T181753.
I am also trying to do that in my wiki. Is that task abandoned or someone is working on it?
Can the number of ‘thanks’ be stored in a variable or in the database and can be displayed for each comment?
Tasks are not really abandoned: they are open to be grabbed by someone who can work on them. It is like adopting a kitten. :)
No clue concerning the technical details: if I was a developer, I think I would have work on it, but I'm not a developer.
About Growth Team in Vietnamese Wikipedia
Hello Bluettp and thank you for your message!
If your community agrees to work with us, we will globally need help on translating the tools.
Each project has some specific tasks to work on:
- for Understanding first day (Hiểu được Ngày đầu tiên), we will need your community help to edit some templates and pages. This is needed to know where people go when they create an account.
- for Personalized first day (Cá nhân hóa Ngày đầu tiên), we will ask newcomers about their motivation. Why have they created an account? About which topics do they want to edit pages? Do they want to be contacted by a volunteer via email? We will need a list of the most active wikiprojects your community have and some people ready to reply to some emails (that option is still under discussion).
- for the focus on the help desk we will need more people ready to reply to newcomers. We will provide some advice for people who are not sure about how to interact with new users.
I will recontact your community about all those tasks if you all agree to work with us.
Your community will get some benefits from those experiments: you will have a better understanding of what people do and want to do when they create an account on Vietnamese Wikipedia. You will also have a better way to interact with them.
Do not hesitate to tell me if you need more information. You can share what I've written to your community. If your community has questions, please gather them on Vietnamese Wikipedia's Thảo luận, I'll reply there.
Thank you again for your help!
I want to add Structured Discussions Extension to my wiki..
Does anybody knows the correct way to do so ??
Using MediaWiki for the first time
Please ask the developers on Extension talk:StructuredDiscussions.
Don't forget to detail which version, options and extensions you have already installed on your wiki.
(I have posted this on Extension talk:StructuredDiscussions also)
My MediaWiki version is - 1.32.2 .
I have installed the 'Extension:Flow' to my wiki, it appears in the 'Installed Extensions' section on my Wiki too.
But it is not running properly, instead this error is occurring-->
Fatal error: Class 'Pimple\Container' not found in C:\wamp64\www\wiki\extensions\Flow\includes\Container.php on line 5
The Extension-Distributor for this Extension is bugged at the moment also.
I'm sorry but I can't help you. What you've posted is gibberish to me! :D
Developers will reply on the talk page about the extension soon.
Qualtrics was withdrawn - Discussion regarding communication ongoing
As asked previously on the Individual feedback page, When will the Qualtrics survey be available for the talk pages consultation?
I'm afraid that option is not on the table anymore. We had some issues to configure it and the deadline is soon.
@Trizek (WMF): Thanks for the response. Do you think communication of this could have been better?
I need to confirm that first. Thank you for the ping though! :)
@Trizek (WMF): What is their to confirm? If the option is not available then you should tell people especially when someone has asked about it.
If you're on IRC, please feel free to PM me (RF1dle) as long as you have a registered nick.
I wrote on the forums of other projects (ru.wiktionary, ru.wikiquote, ru.wikibooks, ru.wikisource, ru.wikinews, ru.wikiversity, ru.wikivoyage) and invited for general discussion in ru-wikipedia or Mediawiki, but there is low activity. Can a banner be shown to them too?
Sure! I'll configure it that way. :)
"Talk pages consultation 2019" page says that everything should be completed by June 10th. It is now June 13th, but the banner is still showing. Maybe it's time to stop the banner to close the discussion and make a summary? And where is the page for summary?
The deadline has been changed to June 15, but apparently the person in charge of the updates hasn't changed the pages. Sorry.
Concerning the page for summaries, we will contact you soon about it.
Some news for Talk pages consultation primary contacts
You have volunteered to be a coordinator for the Talk pages consultation 2019. Thank you!
We want to share with you some important information, so as some advice. All of this is based on feedback, observations and some decisions taken around phase 1 of the consultation.
Can you ask for details?
We have noticed that some people explain what they wish to have, and they express what they like or dislike on talk pages. However, they don't explain why.
Explaining why is very important: it allows us to find the common needs between users. Can you please review the feedback already received, and ask for details and "why"?
Reaching at other projects
Most of the consultation pages are hosted on Wikipedia, on several languages. We also need to get the feedback from people who contribute to other projects. Don't forget to invite them to participate (or setup their own consultation page). The more feedback we have, the better.
Reaching at newcomers
Most feedback received so far has come from experienced users. It is unfortunately not representative of all the users who use talk pages. Please consider to send an invite to some active newcomers. Again, the more feedback we have, the better.
To find some newcomers to contact, you can replace the RecentChanges link on your wiki with the following set of filters:
Special:RecentChanges?userExpLevel=learner&hidebots=1&translations=filter&hidecategorization=1&hideWikibase=1&namespace=1%3B3%3B5&limit=500&days=30&urlversion=2. It will show the list of users who have made less than 500 edits, and some edits on discussion pages. You can also invite people who left messages ont your local Help desk.
Due date is now known!
Community summaries are due by April 6, 2019. We advise communities, especially the ones that would have had collected a lot of replies, to end the conversation by March 31. That way, volunteers will have enough time to wrap up the discussions.
How to close the conversations?
We have seen that some of the coordinators have started the conversations using the usual places to have conversations on their wikis. It is an easy way to reach people. However, since the consultation is based on a different consultation process than the usual ones, those rules regarding how to close conversations may not need to be applied. It is up to you to decide!
And again, thank you for your help!
Trizek (WMF) 16:56, 1 March 2019 (UTC)