I just wanted to invite anyone interested to join an informal taskforce for
responding to comments/questions left by new editors on the experimental
Feedback Dashboard (Special:FeedbackDashboard).
You can sign up and see some documentation at:
This feature is still very much a work in progress.
In the meantime, I really feel excited about the potential to respond to
folks needing help. I've done a few hours of patrolling and I know others
have also jumped in and started to leave talk pages messages for these
newbies already. I find it fun to try and find the new editors who are
working hard to "get it", but need a little helping hand.
Actively using the dashboard will also help uncover any bugs that need
addressing. Using it also helps inform the tech team at the WMF about new
functionality it needs to really work well. So don't be shy about using the
talk page, please.
Let me or Maryana know if you have any questions. (I've signed up for the
taskforce with my non-staff account, so I'll be patrolling as well.)
Community Organizer at Wikimedia Foundation
P.S. I've left some suggestions for a system of response etc. on the wiki
page. These are just suggestions, not marching orders or an edict from the