সম্প্রদায়ের ইচ্ছা তালিকার জরিপ ২০২১
মোট: ২৬৮টি প্রস্তাব, ১,৭৭৩ জন অবদানকারী, ৮,৫৯৬টি সমর্থন ভোট
Starting this July 2021, the team will start engineering work on the following wishes:
We will also begin the product and design research for the following wish:
We fully expect to be able to complete more wishes than the above. The above list is only what is in our plate starting this July.
How did we arrive at our next steps? We recently completed the 2021 Wish prioritization process.
জরিপের সকল পর্ব ১৮:০০ ইউটিসিতে শুরু হবে ও শেষ হবে।
- প্রস্তাব জমাদান, আলোচনা ও পুনর্বিবেচনা: ১৬ নভেম্বর – ৩০ নভেম্বর ২০২০
- সম্প্রদায়ের প্রযুক্তি প্রস্তাব পর্যালোচনা এবং সংগঠন: ২৩ নভেম্বর – ৭ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০
- প্রস্তাবনায় ভোটদান: ৮ ডিসেম্বর – ২১ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০
- ফলাফল প্রকাশ: ২৩ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০
সম্প্রদায়ের ইচ্ছা তালিকার জরিপ ২০২১-এর হালনাগাদ সম্প্রদায়ের কাছে শেয়ার করার জন্য আমরা খুবই উদ্দীপ্ত। এটা আমাদের ৬ষ্ঠ বার্ষিকী জরিপ হতে চলেছে এবং আমরা এটির প্রক্রিয়াটিকে হালনাগাদ করার সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছি:
One backlog per year: The team will now have one backlog per year. This means that, each year, volunteers will vote on our new backlog. They can propose new wishes or re-propose old ones. Once the voting is complete, we'll have one new backlog. This is a change from our old format, which allowed us to work on multiple backlogs per year. With this change, we can simplify our work, ensure the most important wishes get addressed, and reassess old wishes each year.
Status of remaining 2019 and 2020 wishes: There are 3 remaining wishes from the 2019 and 2020 surveys that we have not worked on or addressed yet. Since they received a high number of votes, we will include them in our 2021 backlog. In the 2019 wishlist, there are 2 wishes that will be included: section name in diff and named references in VE. In the 2020 wishlist, there are 4 wishes that we have already begun or have been worked on. There is 1 wish from the 2020 wishlist that we have not worked on yet, so it will also be included in the 2021 backlog: insert attestation using Wikisource as a corpus. You can review our status report for the 2019 wishlist.
Research and regular updates to replace "top 10": We have decided to no longer commit to a number (such as "top 5" or "top 10") in advance. Here's why: Software development teams usually conduct extensive research before committing to a project. This way, they can determine if the project is feasible, understand how long the project may take, and identify potential risks. With the current wishlist process, we don't do that, which often leads to delays, stress, and confusion. We want to fix this.
With the new system, we'll research projects before committing to them. We will evaluate wishes in the order of popularity, going from the top down. During our research phase, we'll analyze the following criteria: popularity (i.e., number of votes), size and scope of the project, level of technical feasibility, risks and dependencies, and potential conflicts with other teams. Once our analysis is complete, we'll share our findings. This means that we'll still work on multiple projects per year. We'll just be more communicative about what we can or cannot take on (and why), and we'll share updates over the course of the year about our roadmap.
Separate leaderboards for categories: We will keep the normal structure of displaying all proposals, sorted by the number of votes, in the main leaderboard. In addition, we will now have separate leaderboards for each category. This way, we can work on proposals that are popular for large communities (from the main leaderboard) and underrepresented communities (from specific leaderboards). We’ll use the criteria described above to help select which proposals we work on.
Why these changes?: We knew that the wishlist process was ready for an upgrade. Wishes have grown bigger and more complex over the years, and we wanted to improve our communication with volunteers. Additionally, we wanted to continue to address the wishes of smaller communities (as we did in the 2020 wishlist) and the high-impact wishes of all Wikimedians (as we did in previous wishlists). This led to a series of conversations on how we could improve the process. From these conversations, we came up with these changes. Overall, we hope these changes make the wishlist process more transparent, sustainable, and impactful. This way, the survey is strengthened for years to come. Thank you, and we look forward to reading your proposals!
সম্প্রদায়ের প্রযুক্তি দল হল উইকিমিডিয়া ফাউন্ডেশনের একটি দল, যারা উইকিমিডিয়ার সক্রিয় অবদানকারীদের প্রয়োজন অনুসারে বিভিন্ন সরঞ্জাম তৈরি ও উন্নতিতে কাজ করে। আমরা যে প্রকল্পগুলি নিয়ে কাজ করি, সেগুলি বার্ষিকভাবে সম্প্রদায়ের ইচ্ছা তালিকার জরিপের মাধ্যমে উইকিমিডিয়া সম্প্রদায় দ্বারা নির্ধারণ করা হয়।
Once a year active Wikimedia contributors can submit proposals for features and fixes that you'd like our team to work on. After two weeks, you can vote on the ideas that you're most interested in.
Once the survey is closed, the Community Tech team will choose some proposals from the survey to work on. Proposals will be selected based on the following criteria: popularity (i.e., number of votes), size and scope of the project, level of technical feasibility, risks and dependencies, and potential conflicts with other teams. Some of the wishes may be addressed by volunteer developers or other development teams.
The proposal phase is the first two weeks of the survey.
In the proposal phase, contributors from every project and language can submit proposals for features and fixes that you'd like to see in 2021. Proposals may be submitted in any language. If you submit a proposal in a language other than English, we will attempt to get it translated so everyone can read and vote on it more easily.
Proposals should be discrete, well-defined tasks that will directly benefit active Wikimedia contributors. Proposals should answer the following questions:
- What is the problem that you want to solve?
- Which users are affected? (editors, admins, Wikisource editors, etc.)
- How is this problem being addressed now?
- What are the proposed solutions? (if there are any ideas)
Your proposal should be as specific as possible, especially in the problem statement. Don't just say that "(x feature) is out of date", "needs to be improved" or "has a lot of bugs". That's not enough information to figure out what needs to be done. A good proposal explains exactly what the problem is, and who's affected by it. It's okay if you don't have a specific solution to propose, or if you have a few possible solutions and you don't know which is best.
Submitting a proposal is just the beginning of the process. The two-week proposal phase is a time that the community can collaboratively work on a proposal that presents the idea in a way that's most likely to succeed in the voting phase. When a proposal is submitted, everyone is invited to comment on that proposal, and help to make it better — asking questions, and suggesting changes. Similar proposals can be combined; very broad proposals should be split up into more specific ideas. The goal is to create the best possible proposal for the voting phase.
The person who submits a proposal should expect to be active in that discussion, and help to make changes along the way. Because of that, we're going to limit proposals to three per account. If you post more than three proposals, we'll ask you to narrow it down to three. Bring your best ideas!
Similarly, only registered users can make proposals to ensure they can watchlist the discussion and respond to questions. Just as with voting, you should be an active editor on at least one Wikimedia project. If you do not meet this criteria, or you have hit your proposal limit but have more ideas, you can seek other users to adopt your proposals.
One more note: Proposals that call for removing or disabling a feature that a WMF product team has worked on are outside of Community Tech's possible scope. They won't be in the voting phase.
হ্যাঁ, আপনি এমন কিছু প্রস্তাব জমা দিতে পারেন যা বিগত বছরগুলিতে পর্যাপ্ত সমর্থন ভোট পায় নি, তবে দ্বিতীয়বার চেষ্টা করার যোগ্য।
If you decide to copy a proposal from the old survey into the new survey, we expect you to "adopt" that proposal—meaning that you'll be actively participating in the discussion about that idea, and willing to make changes to the proposal in order to make it a stronger idea when it moves to the voting phase. As we said above, there's a limit of three proposals per person, and posting a proposal from last year counts.
আপনি যদি আগের আলোচনার লিঙ্ক পোস্ট করতে চান তাহলে এটি সহায়ক হবে, কিন্তু অনুগ্রহ করে গত বছরের ভোট এবং আলোচনার অনুলিপি করবেন না। গত বছরের আলোচনায় কোনো ভালো দিক তুলে ধরা হলে তা নতুন প্রস্তাবনাতে পরামর্শ বা সতর্কতাবানী হিসেবে অন্তর্ভুক্ত করুন।
After the proposal phase, we take a break to review the proposals before the voting phase begins.
All active contributors can review and vote for the proposals that they want to support. You can vote for as many different proposals as you want. To ensure fair voting, only registered users can vote, and votes by very new accounts may be removed.
The only votes that are counted are Support votes. The final list of wishes will be ranked in order of the most Support votes. আপনি যদি প্রস্তাবক হন, আপনার প্রস্তাবের জন্য স্বয়ংক্রিয়ভাবে একটি সমর্থন ভোট গণনা করা হবে।
However, lively discussion is encouraged during the voting phase. If you want to post an Oppose or Neutral vote with a comment, then feel free to do so. These discussions can help people to make up their mind about whether they want to vote for the proposals. The discussions also provide useful input to guide the work that will happen through the year.
A reasonable amount of canvassing is acceptable. You've got an opportunity to sell your idea to as many people as you can reach. Feel free to reach out to other people in your project, WikiProject or user group. Obviously, this shouldn't involve sockpuppets, or badgering people to vote or to change their vote. But a good-faith "get out the vote" campaign is absolutely okay.
প্রতিটি প্রস্তাব নিম্নলিখিত মানদণ্ড পূরণ করা উচিত:
- প্রস্তাবটি একটি প্রযুক্তিগত পরিবর্তন সম্পর্কে হতে হবে এবং কোনও নীতি বা সামাজিক পরিবর্তনের জন্য হবে না
- The proposal is about the problem and not necessarily ask for a specific solution
- The proposal is a well-defined problem and not a mix and match of different unrelated issues
- The proposal is not already in another team's roadmap or has not been declined by other teams in the past
- সম্প্রদায় প্রযুক্তি বা অন্য দলগুলি অতীতে এই প্রস্তাবটি প্রত্যাখ্যান করে নি
- The proposal is within the team's scope
The Community Tech team may decline proposals that fail to meet the above criteria.
The Support-vote rankings create a prioritized backlog of wishes, and the Community Tech team is responsible for evaluating and addressing the popular wishes. To do that, Community Tech investigates all of the top wishes, and look at both the technical and social/policy risk factors.
The Oppose and Neutral votes are very helpful in raising potential downsides. For controversial wishes, Community Tech balances the voting with a more consensus-based review.
As an example, this worked in the 2015 survey: The wish to "add a user watchlist" received a lot of votes but also some heartfelt Oppose votes. Community Tech listened to all sides, and made a decision on whether to pursue the project or not.
…instead of addressing other wishes from older surveys?
The main reason why we're making the survey an annual event is that we want to include more people! More people know about the team and the survey now, and after a year where many of the top wishes were completed, we're expecting that people will be even more interested and excited about participating. We want to give everyone a chance to bring new ideas.
We also want to make sure that older ideas are still wanted. As software evolves, so do the user’s needs. Sometimes a really good wish from last year isn’t so important anymore, or the description has simply become outdated. Conducting the survey annually helps reconfirm what the community needs.
If there are wishes from last year's survey that you think deserve another shot, see “আমি কি পূর্বের জরিপ থেকে কোনও প্রস্তাব আবার জমা দিতে পারি?” above.