Yes, this is exactly what I had in mind.
On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 12:30 AM, Rob Lanphier <robla(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Thanks for leading this! My reading of your agenda leads me to believe
that this is intended as a "problem solving" meeting, as described in
User:RobLa-WMF/Meetings#Taxonomy. To quote that article:
*Problem-solving* - Discuss a problem that we don’t know how to solve.
"Conversation for possibility" as
described by 1999 article
- Successful outcome: an idea or a reasonably complete list of ideas
for how to solve the problem
- Successful outcome: consensus on the priority about the importance
of solving this problem (or consensus that it isn’t a problem after all)
- Non-goal: a decision for how to solve the problem
Does that seem like an accurate characterization for what you have planned
on Thursday? I recommend structuring the conversation (and figure out
action items) to achieve your imagined goal.
On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 11:59 AM, Gilles Dubuc <gilles(a)wikimedia.org>
As part of T113210 , which is a broader
discussion on track for the
developer summit, I am hosting an IRC office hour  this Thursday at
Since shared hosting is a broad topic, this session will focus
specifically on brainstorming ways to reconnect with the shared hosting
community. Shared hosting mediawiki users are currently underrepresented in
the greater mediawiki community. We rarely run into them in phabricator, on
gerrit or on the mailing lists. Which means that people often have to think
on their behalf about their use cases and issues, instead of getting direct
There must be practical ways to bring those thousands of mediawiki users
back into the fold, so to speak. Hopefully we can come up with interesting
ideas to achieve that.
And if you happen to be a shared hosting user, by all means, please join
this IRC office hour :)
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