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Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs) 9:32, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-45[edit]

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Yes (or is it 'oh noes!') I'm back[edit]

Well, I'm going to try and be back as much as I can. A few things have prompted this, including the FDC giving the WMF a proper slap on the wrist over demanding transparency from others where they don't seem to reciprocate. I'm not 100% over the particularly painful bout of pleurisy that's now been plaguing me for about three months, but am well-enough to start trying to take on some of the review load and comment on other discussions.

But, the sixty-four-trillion Dunning-Krugerrand (adjusted for hyperbolic inflation) question is: What've I missed?? --Brian McNeil / talk 16:48, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, brianmc.

Well, for one thing, we've had some new folks about the place. Green Giant has got the review bit; a few weeks back when we had a flurry of UoW student submissions GG was quite helpful with not-ready's, and iirc passed an article to publication.

I've got a little essay I wrote about how I see the big picture of dialog tools and wiki markup and whatnot, User:Pi zero/essays/vision/sisters, which I occasionally provide relevant links to in discssions at meta and/or wikipedia. Just lately Peteforsyth suggested I put it on meta for greater visibility. --Pi zero (talk) 18:10, 24 November 2015 (UTC)