[Foundation-l] Sue Gardner, Erik Möller , William Pietri: Where is FlaggedRevisions?

Alex mrzmanwiki at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 04:10:15 UTC 2010

On 2/28/2010 10:32 PM, MZMcBride wrote:
> William Pietri wrote:
>> As soon as that's ready, I will be very excited to put up test versions
>> of both the English Wikipedia and the German one, so that the community
>> can test, give feedback, and opine on whether it's ready to go.
> When might that be? Is there a specific deadline? If not, why? And if there
> is a deadline and it slips by yet again, what's the consequence to those
> running the project?

I second this. Are William and Howie just under contract indefinitely
until FlaggedRevs is finally "ready"? Who are they responsible to, and
why is that person apparently not giving them any sort of priorities
(like, creating a plan or a deadline)?

Why is there such little transparency in this whole process? Rather than
use the normal bug tracker that all other MediaWiki developers use and
that the community is used to, they're using some entirely separate one,
hosted on a 3rd party website. As far as I can tell, there's only been
one unprompted communication with the community regarding this - the
techblog post in January that had little new information.

Its been more than 4 months, and we haven't been able to get even a
vague timeline yet. IMO, setting a deadline, missing it, and explaining
why it was missed is better than not setting a deadline until you know
you can meet it (which kind of defeats the purpose of setting it).

Alex (wikipedia:en:User:Mr.Z-man)

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