WikiJournal User Group/Meetings/2019-08-04

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Minutes were not taken during the meeting so these notes are added after it ended by the participants


Date: 11pm 2 July 2019 EST


Side meeting to discuss technical aspects of mediawiki in relation to sister project application.


  • Test wiki set up at
  • Extension:Page_Forms should be very useful for replacing google forms
    • Can it run on WMF sites?
    • Would require safety audit
  • Start using phabricator
    • Create group
    • Create tasks for each item (tagged)
  • Getting sister project url high priority
    • Just same extensions as wikiversity to start (others added as features developed)
    • Migrate over WikiJournal articles
    • Can possibly get PLOS to migrate
    • Implement features as tested on some test wiki
    • Publicity & outreach drive (journals, unis, academic societies)
  • Request developer time from WMF or apply for grants to fund external dev team?
    • Thematic organisation application is separate, but may be useful avenue for grants funds application
    • Which items should be put together for an initial grant application?
  • New technical editor from rapid grant
    • Primarily intended to assist with manual workflow tasks as new systems implemented
    • May be useful if has mediawiki skills (or transition role over time)
    • Will be helpful with content migration when time comes