It's been almost a month since the last post in this 'flagged revisions'
thread (sincere apologies if I've failed to find discussion which has no
doubt been occurring on lists and wikis everywhere!) - I wanted to ask for
an update from the folk at the coalface working on getting flagged revisions
ready for the english wikipedia.
There's a growing perception over at the english wiki that there is
technical programming work still outstanding in order for the flagged
revisions extension to be enabled - this is somewhat at odds with my
previous understanding that in fact, the code was ready. I think it is
becoming rather important for us to be very clear about the status quo.
(for example see jimbo's comments;
ensuing discussion about whether or not more programmers would be
It would be great from my perspective to answer the following questions;
- Who will 'make the call' to switch flagged revisions on for the english
wikipedia - Brion? another developer? foundation staff?
- Is there any more technical programming outstanding to complete the
- Does the team / person responsible for completing this work feel
adequetely resourced? - is there any more the community or foundation can do
If foundation staff, and not the technical team, are delaying the activation
of this extention, perhaps for PR reasons to co-incide WIkimania and Flagged
Revisions, then to a degree I understand - I do however feel that the
english community would appreciate this information - in many ways it's a
volatile time amongst the en editors ('ain't it always!), so openess and
transparency become even more important!