The Community Tech team is happy to announce the top 10 wishes from the 2017
Community Wishlist Survey!
More than 1,100 people participated in the survey this year -- proposing,
discussing and voting on 214 ideas. There was a two-week period in November
to submit and discuss proposals, followed by two weeks of support voting.
The top 10 proposals with the most support votes now become Community
Tech's backlog of projects to evaluate and address.
And here's the new top 10:
#1. Maps improvements (154 support votes)
#2. Ping users from the edit summary (127)
#3. Programs and events dashboard (111)
#4. Blame tool (110)
#5. Infobox wizard (106)
#6. Article Alerts for more languages (102)
#7. Auto-save edits (96)
#7. Thanks notification for log entries (tie, 96)
#9. SVG translation (94)
#10. Commons deletion notification bot (91)
You can see the whole list here, with links to proposals, project pages and
So what happens next?
In 2018, the Community Tech team is responsible for investigating and
addressing the top 10 wishes. If there's a wish in the top 10 that we can't
work on, because it's unfeasible or because another group is working on it,
then we'll explain why we can't.
To get updates on our progress:
There are project pages for each of the top 10 wishes, which you can put on
your watchlist. We'll update them as the project progresses. (At time of
writing, these are just skeletons; actual information on each project is
still to come.) Feel free to post questions and suggestions on the project
talk pages: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Community_Tech_-
If you're familiar with the Phabricator ticketing system, the main Phab
task for each wish is noted on the Results page. You can also subscribe to
those tickets for updates.
We also publish several status reports through the year, to keep people
updated. You can watch the main Community Tech page for updates:
There are more questions and answers on the Wishlist Survey FAQ:
Thanks to everybody who proposed, discussed, debated and voted on ideas in
this year's Wishlist Survey!