I am likely going to reword so it's more "pre-Wikimania".
It takes about 2-5 minutes a page if you've got the right pages open for copying and
paste, etc. Assuming its not a painfully flawed page. :)
It helps to have a working knowledge of MW - but nothing too advanced. We need to review
code on extensions at some point as well. But my thinking is this drive will help make
that effort more digestible by flagging obvious candidates (wiki in code for example) or
archiving otherwise waste of devo's time. :)
My hunch is the drive will draw out any real surprises we may have overlooked was lurking
within extension pages on
... I've found some random spam lingering from
With WikiQueer launch done, I'm back on some of these again. :)
Sent from my iPhone. Apologies for any typos. A more detailed response may be sent later.
On Mar 2, 2012, at 3:03 PM, Sumana Harihareswara <sumanah(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On 01/20/2012 07:21 PM, Gregory Varnum wrote:
WikiProject Extensions is presenting our first
ever "Extension Page
Review Drive" -
Several extension pages are long overdue for review. Many are
lacking the appropriate tags, both header and within the
extensions, which cause confusion for other developers and
sysadmins. In addition to time wasted on bad installations, there
is also time wasted by other developers providing tech support to
these bad installations. This will also help with future drives
reviewing actual code of extensions (although you're welcome to do
thorough code review during this drive if you'd like) and moving
extensions based in wikicode to the code repository.
The goal is to review as many of the pages as possible during the
1st quarter of this calendar year (so by March 31st). We've just
officially started this and already 1% done. :)
During this drive, all extension pages are marked with an
additional category. These will be removed once the drive is
completed. Page drive specific template modifications and wikicode
will also be removed upon the page drive's completion.
Any interested participants are welcome to sign on as a participant
Feel free to email me with any questions or feedback. :)
-greg aka varnent
------- Gregory Varnum
Greg, now that we're halfway through this drive and 1 month from its
end date, I have a few questions:
* Given that we're at 5.5% completion, how about reaching out to the
Wikipedia Signpost, the mwusers.com
fora, and the mediawiki-l list to
ask for more participation?
* Is this an effort that you think a smart layperson could help with,
even if s/he hasn't worked with MediaWiki before?
* In your experience, about how long does it take to review and update
a single extension page?
Thanks for leading this!
Volunteer Development Coordinator