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:
- 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.