[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: First IRC office hours with the editor engagement experiments team

Steven Walling swalling at wikimedia.org
Fri May 4 19:08:41 UTC 2012

This is happening in about an hour and a half.

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From: Steven Walling <swalling at wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Subject: First IRC office hours with the editor engagement experiments team
To: wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org

Hi everyone,

This Friday, May 4th, at 20:30 UTC the new editor engagement experiments
team will be hosting our first IRC office hours. In case you missed it, Sue
announced the creation of the team as a subset of the engineering and
product department back in March.[1]

Though we're still in the process of hiring a designer and developers,
we've already started an experiment or two,[2] which we'll be talking
about. More importantly, we're interested in discussing some of our future
ideas and how interested community members would like to see things set up
so they can contribute to experiments. In prep for that discussion, I'd
highly encourage everyone to read the FAQ we've put up and check out the
talk page with some community suggestions already rolling in.[3]

I know "editor engagement" can sound like a somewhat meaningless piece of
jargon, and something that may be of little interest to everyday
Wikimedians. But as an example and a small plug for why you should attend,
our first experiment is relevant to current changes in the software...
watchlist emails were recently enabled for all projects, and in the few
weeks prior to that, we've started testing what happens when you email
lapsed Wikipedians inviting them to come back and check their watchlist.

As usual, documentation on office hours is on Meta:

 1. http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/wiki/foundation/276223
2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Editor_Engagement_Experiments
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Editor_engagement_experiments

Thanks, and hopefully we'll see you Friday!

Steven Walling

Steven Walling

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