User:Gryllida/welcome a bit
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|This is an unofficial experiment, by which I aim to improve the feedback to new submissions. Your participation is voluntary. If you have any suggestions, please leave me a message. Thanks, --Gryllida (talk) 01:36, 22 March 2019 (UTC)|
To encourage timely completion of new submissions, you can help by 'welcoming' each new article 'a bit'. A welcome is:
- instant (or nearly instant)
- inviting to work together (and if they are asking for help, then keep this promise :) )
Signing up allows you to receive instant notifications of new drafts submissions by email or on your personal talk page on wiki.
Note: There also are alternative signup options for advanced users; see /Signup.
What is in it for me?
|What is in it for me?||What's in it for others?|
Want to be a welcome-a-bit (WaB) superhero?
Version 3, April 28 2019:
- added gui for signup
- added gui for removal of personal talk page messages
- added author and categories information to each article in the notifications
Version 2, April 1, 2019:
- avoid duplicate notifications if a page was added to two categories of interest;
- added on-wiki notifications;
- added workaround for DPL bug (T218016) which does not exclude Published category;
- grouped new messages together not by category
- corrected a loop to ensure the unsorted list of pages is fully processed even when one of the pages in the middle is too old
People and whom to ask for help
This tool is being maintained by Gryllida who does the coding and documentation.
Thanks also to these people who have greatly helped with their ideas and feedback:
If the are any issues or suggestions, just ask at the talk page: Click here to leave a message.
After signing up, you will receive notifications at your email or talk page each time a new article is created in the topic of your choice. You will receive instructions how to welcome the article.
Note: the software for the delivery of new submissions to your inbox or your talk page is currently ready for testing, and is expected to be completed in fully in February 2019. Sign up to test it today.
More informations: /More
Information for helpers: User:Gryllida/welcome a bit/for helpers
Source code: https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/weabit/