As requested, here's the weekly Flagged Protection update.
As I mentioned last week, we are starting pre-rollout activities while
we finish up the last bits of development. Now that the successful
launch of the new enwiki UI is out of the way, we will be getting
together with Rob H. and the rest of the ops ninjas to discuss release
Also upcoming is a final pass at the terms and text, some more fiddling
community to figure out the remaining details of the community side of
the trial (keep an eye on RobLa's activity there), and a call for the
nice people at the German Wikipedia to try our shiny new software with
their config and make sure we haven't broken anything for them.
(Regarding that, if some German speaker reading this would like to help
set up the test site, we could use a hand. Contact me via direct email.)
The discussion of rollout means that we think the software is, some
minor nits aside, basically ready. Want to be sure? You can test it out
here, and we'll even give you admin rights  to do so:
To see what we've changed this week, there's a list here:
To see the upcoming work, it's listed in our tracker, under Current and
We expect to release to labs again next week, and each week thereafter
until this goes live on the English Wikipedia.
 You know that you  have always wanted admin rights!
 Except those of you who already have them. But for you, we have a
whole wiki that you can go wild on. You can even have a wheel war if you
want and we won't tell a soul.
FYI. BTW, I didn't know the prototype wiki existed!
Also: Please try your weird, cheap and bad browsers on en:wp and the
prototype wiki as an anonymous user. There's been a string of problem
reports about older BlackBerrys and the PS3 browser, for example. The
more good bug reports, the better.
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From: Jay Walsh <jwalsh(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: 14 May 2010 21:12
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Along with Vector, a new look for changes
to the Wikipedia identity
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
The UX team folks have prepared a new rendering of the mark and it's
available for review on the Prototype wiki:
I've made a short update the conversation thread on commons here:
Which is also where you can leave new feedback. I discuss some of the
nuances of the appearance of the identity on other browsers there, and
I think others have also pointed those out.
Please take a look at the prototype version and share your comments on
that commons thread. We want to get a range of opinions to ensure it
looks optimal on a lot of different browser settings, and also that we
consider the observations about the transition from the previous.
We'll be collecting feedback through next week and we'll introduce a
modification hopefully very shortly after that.
FYI the identity looks really, really good in non-digital settings
(printed, used in graphic applications etc). There are no major
issues with how it translates into real-world objects (banners,
posters, pins etc).
Thanks for your input,
On May 14, 2010, at 12:59 PM, Samuel Klein wrote:
> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 7:06 AM, Casey Brown <lists(a)caseybrown.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 12:27 AM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Is there a page on Meta for discussing the new logo? Among other
>>> things, we need somewhere to discuss progress on localizing the new
>>> logo into different languages. Perhaps the old Logo page could be
>>> updated with the latest status and links to discussions on other wikis
>>> as they develop:
> Thanks. I've updated [[m:Logo]] and [[m:Wikipedia/Logo]].
>> However, I don't think we should be localizing anymore until we figure out
>> if the logo is going to be updated to include the suggested changes (which
>> I think it will be).
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Cameron and Clegg have got to WP already? No, I must be confused, but
the "new look" has arrived on our pages.
My first reaction is that the watchlist arrangements are cryptic. (I was
always going to hate having to scroll to the top for the search box.)
In William's update, he wrote:
On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 10:25 PM, William Pietri <william(a)scissor.com>wrote:
> Also upcoming is [...]some work with the
> community to figure out the remaining details of the community side of
> the trial (keep an eye on RobLa's activity there)
More on that. If you haven't kept a watch on the following page, and you're
really interested in what were planning on, I'd suggest you put this one in
This past week, I've updated the sections on "Reviewing" and created a new
"Initial article count limits" section, as well as some shuffling and
trimming. We want to make sure that what we have passes muster from a
simplicity standpoint, so you'll notice that what's there is greatly
simplified from some of the other proposals that have been floated.
The idea here is to make sure we have a plan ready to go if the trial were
ready to start tomorrow. That's not to say that the trial *will* start
tomorrow, but we're getting close enough to being ready that we need to lock
these things down, because there are very few things that require code
changes that we'll be willing to consider at this point.
If you have any comments/suggestions/complaints/etc about the policy, please
reply here, or put them on the talk page for the trial.
> Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 13:46:47 +0100
> From: WereSpielChequers <werespielchequers(a)googlemail.com>
> Subject: [WikiEN-l] The new look to Wikipedia
> To: wikien-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> I couldn't find the deletion and block buttons, and all the
> scripts various people have set me up with disappeared. So
> I've reverted to the old skin; At least they made it easy to do that.
I have the same thing - I copied my monobook.js to vector.js, but some of
the scripts won't work. For the time being, I've gone back to monobook (via
my preferences - is there a difference between doing that and clicking on
'Take me back'?)
I'll try vector when I have a chance to try out the different scripts which
I have in monobook - I might just add them one at a time to vector and see
which work and which don't!
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I couldn't find the deletion and block buttons, and all the scripts
various people have set me up with disappeared. So I've reverted to
the old skin; At least they made it easy to do that.
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 12:38:56 +0100
> From: AGK <wikiagk(a)googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] The New Look
> To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>> Cameron and Clegg have got to WP already? No, I must be confused, but
>> the "new look" has arrived on our pages.
> I don't really like it either. But whilst from an editor's point of
> view the skin is less suitable than monobook (or even modern), I think
> our readers will enjoy the new layout. The redesign seemed to be
> well-received in any publications that gave a preview of the proposed
> But although it's too early for the mainstream media to have covered
> the redesign, what reception the blogosphere has given it seems to be
> generally negative. (Google 'wikipedia new design' and take a look at
> the blog posts and comments. But take the comments with a pinch of
> salt; typically, only those with some kind of axe to grind will
> comment on a blog post.)
>> My first reaction is that the watchlist arrangements are cryptic. (I was
>> always going to hate having to scroll to the top for the search box.)
> I prefer the old location for the search box, yes. But I think that's
> because I'm _used_ to it being on the left. I think the usability team
> gave a rationale at one point for the new box location, and I seem to
> recall it being quite a sound one.
> I don't know what you mean to say about the watchlist arrangements.
> Are you referring to the little star in place of a 'watch' tab?