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April 2019 Bay Area WikiSalon

We’ve been bouncing around ideas for the April event via email and this 2019 talk pages consultation came up from Lane and Niki https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk_pages_consultation_2019. Open to discussion! There’s lots to discuss with talk pages.

As I mentioned via email, I originally heard about this via a weird place (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.reddit.com/r/WikiInAction/comments/atu682/wikimedia_tech_team_trying_to_enable_visual/) and it raises the question of how people hear about “inside” policy and tech stuff like this. I may take a stab at a lightning talk on how to monitor things like this, noting venues such as:

  • Signpost
  • RSS feeds for policy / talk pages - I do this a bit
  • Phabricator, Mediawiki and commit logs
  • wikimedia-l (or wikimedia-d, this thing)
  • Watching policy / guidelines pages and then checking your watchlist carefully
  • IRC chatrooms

We’d also been bouncing around the idea of a presentation on handy gadgets / plugins / protips.

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:wave: hello hello. I am here, although I can email you as well. :slight_smile:

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Emailing me would probably be a better way to get hooked in for now! :slight_smile:

This is happening tomorrow, fyi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bay_Area_WikiSalon_May_2019