On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 10:37 PM, Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
21:59, Purodha Blissenbach wrote:
>> There will be a new beta feature that ...
> under the heading 'Changes this week' is a contradiction. Either it
> is there since this week, or it will be there in the future but not
> this week.
I wrote the "new beta feature" line with the future tense, to match the
recurring "The new version of MediaWiki will be on [...]" item above. This
seemed logical to me, because when the message is delivered on Monday the
feature will not yet be available, but will become available during the week
(Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) as the deployments roll out to each group of
wikis. I think that is the intended use of that section, but possibly I've
Hmmm, I've now looked through the last few issues, and I see a slight mix of
present and future tense in the "Changes this week" section (e.g #34 says
"You can soon watch when something is added to or removed from a category"),
but mostly present tense. I agree this is worth clarifying/standardizing in
I've previously mainly been using "now" but changed everything under
"changes this week" to the future tense because there has been some
confusion: when it's delivered on the Monday, editors have gone
looking for a certain feature or change they have been promised in the
present tense, only to find it hasn't been deployed yet and won't be
until e.g. Thursday.