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Latest comment: 1 year ago by Danilo.mac in topic What type of tools?

What type of tools?


Maybe I can help in this initiative, I am not certain because I don't know what type of tools we are talking about. "Cross-wiki tools" can be a lot of different things, and even if we want to explore all possibilities we still need something more specific to prioritize at the beginning. I read the recomendation page and the cluster B page and its talk page but it is still not clear to me what type of tool we need to develop. Maybe we need a research or survey first to discover what type of tool we need to prioritize? Danilo.mac talk 02:29, 18 November 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Danilo.mac: Very glad that you're interested in this!
Let me quote you: "Maybe we need a research or survey first to discover what type of tool we need to prioritize?" - Yes, I believe we need that. It's exactly for this kind of research that the Movement Strategy Implementation Grants are made, so you can, if you wish, apply to that or let someone you know apply.
As for your first question: While the answer is significantly dependent on the work that is yet to be done, there are some ongoing proposals regarding it. I'm personally aware of the Global templates project (Amire80 wrote an essay about it, for which there is a summary here). Although there are plenty of discussions or ideas about global templates, none of them are being centrally-implemented. Whether there are other kinds of cross-wiki tools that we need remains up to the missing research.
P. S. Updating this page with the information that I just provided is on my very short-term to-do list --Abbad (WMF) (talk) 22:47, 18 November 2021 (UTC).Reply
My main contribution is developing tools in Toolforge, I didn't know this initiative was about on-wiki tools, we don't use to call templetes as a tool. Feel free to call me when talking about Toolforge tools. Danilo.mac talk 14:36, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
Tracked in Phabricator:
Task T287609

Hello. Recently the Desktop Improvements team has decided to disconnect cross-project links (the sister projects links in the left menu) for non logged in users. I have been mentioning them that this goes against the Movement Strategy recommendations, but they have followed with the idea. Now, in French Wikipedias, and soon in all other Wikimedia projects, interwiki links will be obscured if you don't click in the menu and try to find them.

They argue that hiding these links is not what it was mentioned when we talked about "cross-wiki tools". And it makes some sense: we are not going to talk about something that exists, because it already exists. But hiding it goes against the idea behind this recommendation. What do you think? How can we reverse this bad decission? Theklan (talk) 08:05, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply