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Re: Onboarding new members

From: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:12:19 -0600
Message-ID: <CAFDDJ7ypiysz9B4-DrP9nimaaMgKg9uV+8vs=bh1dsz3UK6R_A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>
Cc: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>, WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
That's good to know, Renoir.

Just to be clear, since this is part of Mediawiki, the welcome email would
be sent out when new users sign up to edit the wiki, right?  So they might
not have signed up for the email list yet, and we want to encourage them to
do that, first, and when they have, send out an email introducing

For the text of the welcoming email, we probably want to borrow the content
from Step 3 of the Contributor's Guide (
http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Contributors_Guide), or at least
include a link to the Contributor's Guide page.  It includes a suggestion
to sign up for the email list, a little explanation of how it works, and an
encouragement to send a "hello" email.

If we can get translators for the welcome email, maybe we can encourage
them to keep going with the rest of the Contributor's Guide as a long-term

Jen Simmons:  What is the status of cleaning up and re-organizing the
Contributor's Guide?  Do you need someone else to take over or help out
with this project?  Right now it's a bit of a messy desk -- "I know the
information is in here somewhere!" -- and that's not very helpful for new
users trying to figure out where they can fit in.


On 11 June 2014 08:43, Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Julee, folks
> After some MediaWiki reverse-engineering. I realize that you can change
> the content by editing a set of wiki pages.
> Here they are:
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body_changed
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body_created
> (I'm unsure if its used, yet)
> Those are the original english message.  I could see the two first by
> creating an account, and changing 2x the email address, and language to
> see them.
> Note that while the MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body_created is mentioned in
> the includes/User.php::sendConfirmationMail() class but I could not see
> it in my email during my tests.
> Another interessting quirk is that we are not limited to those ones
> —besides the fact that we might be able to change other messages MW
> sends— but it also sends a message depending on the user chosen language.
> MediaWiki also has a preference (
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Special:Preferences ) that allows you
> to change your preference.
> The communication email messages are sent through the same wiki page,
> but with a .../{variant_code}
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body/fr
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body/de
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body/en_gb
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body/en_us
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body/gan
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body/gu
> (yes, there are a few!)
> Here’s what I’m suggesting:
> 1. Use the MediaWiki:Confirmemail_body for the welcome message
> 2. List all users and sort them by language
> 3. Define which are duplicates —e.g. we might not need 3 variants of
> english [en, en_ca, en_gb]
> 4. Find translators for other most popular languages —I can help for the
> french, and we might have help accessible for Portugese, German and
> Chinese.
> 5. Proffit!
> I can make some database queries and get you anything you want, I just
> need to spend time to read the code :)
> --
> Regards,
> Renoir Boulanger  |  Developer operations engineer
> W3C  |  Web Platform Project
> http://w3.org/people/#renoirbhttps://renoirboulanger.com/  ✪
>  @renoirb
> ~
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