Jon Robson wrote:
Recently on https://developer.mozilla.org/
I noticed an
"Interested in having a direct impact on hundreds of millions of users?
Join Mozilla, and become part of a global community that’s helping to
build a brighter future for the Web."
I'm curious how successful this is but I wonder if we did the same
whether we might see some new contributors popping up?
Vaguely related: <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T22281> ("MediaWiki
needs more easter eggs").
Why don't we have a similar message linking to our
mailing list /
phabricator instance / mediawiki.org
We have a "Developers" link at the bottom of MediaWiki-generated pages
(index.php?title=) that points to
There's also talk of building a dev.wikimedia.org
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T67074>), though I'm still not sold on
the virtue of creating yet another portal for developers and other
tech-minded people. Additional discussion is here:
Adding easter eggs sounds like a fairly strange recruitment tactic, but I
don't see any harm in trying it out and seeing what happens. It's not
totally clear to me what problem we're trying to solve here (if any). It's
also not completely clear to me whether you want to recruit for the
Wikimedia Foundation specifically or for the Wikimedia movement. Depending
on the specifics, certain solutions might be more or less appropriate.