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  • Jose Castaneda 11:48 am on September 15, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Theme Review Update for September 15, 2014 

    Currently

    • 173 new tickets are waiting for review.
      • 86 tickets are older than 2 weeks
      • 119 tickets are older than 1 week
      • 148 tickets are older than 3 days
    • 83 tickets are assigned to 37 reviewers.
      • 74 tickets are older than 2 weeks
      • 75 tickets are older than 1 week
      • 79 tickets are older than 3 days
    • 13 are approved but are waiting to be made live.

    In the past 7 days

    • 137 tickets were opened
    • 174 tickets were closed:
      • 159 tickets were made live.
        • 81 new Themes were made live.
        • 78 Theme updates were made live.
        • 12 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
      • 14 tickets were not-approved.
      • 1 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

    Last week’s topic was mentoring, this week will be guidelines as mentioned on our meeting notes.

     
  • Jan Dembowski 8:51 pm on September 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Support Team Update for September 11th 

    Items discussed at today’s meetup.

    WordPress 4.0 was released (hadn’t you heard?)

    We had some discussion about if any show stoppers showed up for the new release (it didn’t) and it’s been good. There was discussion about WPML, navigation menus and some hosts not installing the PHP hash module.

    That last one got some interesting astonished replies. The WordPress 4.0 Master List was slightly updated as a result of this conversation.

    Reviews and when/if to get involved

    Reviews are an opportunity for users to chime in on what they liked or didn’t, what they feel needs improvement and what new features they may want. Those reviews can be productive.

    However sometimes the reviews can be less than useful or really negative. Commercial disputes are my usual example of that, especially when it involves name calling. When that happens it’s fine to moderate that review or the reviewer.

    I don’t mean reviews of a service or a pro version that the user got to by starting with the .ORG plugin or theme. When the plugin or theme author upsells in a way that’s permitted then they are inviting those reviews. How they respond to their customers can be very informative to other users. But when someone is leaving a review in the forums for just the “pro” version then that may not be alright.

    It’s tricky and there’s no hard rule but reviews are just like any other post in the forums.

    For examples of how to leave productive reviews give these two links a read.

    http://pippinsplugins.com/how-to-leave-a-good-bad-review/

    http://chrislema.com/theres-wrong-way-give-plugin-feedback-wordpress-org/

    Troubleshooting Handbook section 3 still needs some love and attention

    I don’t really have much to say about that. It does and if you wish to contribute please do. ;)

    Link to fire off IRC for support via the Codex

    This is a fun idea: put a link in the Codex or even make/support that will fire off a web IRC client and drop the person in the #wordpress channel for support. I like the idea but I think the client part may be a problem. You can read about the idea and comment at Clorith’s post in make/support.

    The transcript of today’s meetup can be read at this link.

     
  • Jose Castaneda 2:48 pm on September 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Theme Review Update for September 8, 2014 

    Currently:

    • 177 new tickets are waiting for review.
      • 98 tickets are older than 2 weeks
      • 124 tickets are older than 1 week
      • 145 tickets are older than 3 days
    • 66 tickets are assigned to 35 reviewers.
      • 57 tickets are older than 2 weeks
      • 59 tickets are older than 1 week
      • 59 tickets are older than 3 days
    • 78 are approved but are waiting to be made live.

    In the past 7 days

    • 137 tickets were opened
    • 119 tickets were closed:
      • 106 tickets were made live.
        • 8 new Themes were made live.
        • 98 Theme updates were made live.
        • 11 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
      • 12 tickets were not-approved.
      • 1 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

    In our most recent IRC meeting  we brought up the idea of theme review mentors. It was received very well by several and look forward to this initiative.

    We all welcomed a new admin @karmatosed ( Tammie ) as Chip has chosen to take a sabbatical from admin duties; we all support his decision and wish him a happy return. On the other side of the fence Srikanth ( @tskk ) and I will have the ability to push theme reviews live. The decision was made shortly after our meeting. ( I didn’t want to ping Otto because it was the week of 4.0 release. ) No new role being created just adding an ability – setting a theme live.

     
  • Jen Mylo 1:11 pm on September 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    WCSF Tickets and Stuff 

    Tickets sales for WordCamp San Francisco will be opening this week, so I wanted to do a pre-emptive note to all the contributor teams about some things we expect people to ask.

    • We are trying out an update to the ticketing system, which asks you to log in with your wordpress.org username (or create one). Since everyone on these teams has a wordpress.org username, this shouldn’t be a problem for any of you. Why are we doing this? So we can reflect WC participation in profiles.
    • For those staying for the summit day and team meetup days, this regular conference ticket covers you. If you are planning to skip the presentation days and just do the community days, still buy the regular ticket. We’ll ask people to specify which days they’re attending sometime after the schedule has been posted.
    • Worried we’ll sell out before you get a ticket? Don’t worry. We have a block of tickets reserved for contributors just like you, so if you’re traveling, in an opposite time zone, or just likely to oversleep, we can give you a special link to buy your ticket if we sell out. Never again: http://twitter.com/markjaquith/status/216596401713459200/photo/1
    • People receiving travel assistance are expected to buy tickets. Some travel assistance recipients have not yet responded to the offer, so we’ll be pinging those people this week as well to see what’s up.
    • People applying for visas should not buy a ticket until after the visa is approved. Again, don’t worry about tickets selling out. We have some in reserve for this, and giving a reservation link is easier than doing a refund (and doesn’t cost us anything, unlike a refund).
    • We’ll be opening a forum on the WCSF site after the first rush of ticket excitement has died down a bit, that will allow everyone to propose topics for the unconference day. Unlike the 2012, we’ll be setting the schedule in advance, so figuring out who wants to talk about what and with whom in these forums will be a good thing to do in the first couple of weeks in October, to give us a week to put together the grid.
    • Team meetups. This is the first time we’ve arranged for every team to have a face-to-face meetup. Historic moment! This isn’t just a chance to meet face-to-face, though. We’re expecting teams to take advantage of this opportunity to talk about issue, review progress (or lack thereof), set goals, and have discussions that will improve the processes and output of the teams. Working on a specific project together that’s been neglected or hasn’t been prioritized so there’s also a tangible output from the meetup is expected. Each group should start talking about their potential agenda and project. In a couple of weeks I’ll be asking team reps to let me know what their teams are considering, so we can work out an overall plan and set expectations for everyone.

    Once the teams have talked about plans and they’ve been collected and checked to make sure no one’s trying to tackle too big a project or something, we’ll post all the team agendas/projects and a list of who’s attending.

     
  • Kim Parsell 12:43 am on September 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Docs Team Update: September 4, 2014 

    The following is the status of our current projects:

    1. DevHub:

    The team didn’t have their regular meeting this week, so there is no report for DevHub.

    2. Handbooks:

    The handbook teams are moving things along. More progress was made on finishing up sections of the Plugin Developer Handbook. The Theme Developer Handbook was planning for a big push this weekend with the Seattle Documentation Sprint.

    If you would like to help out with the handbooks (writing content, editing, proofing, testing), please contact @samuelsidler, @blobaugh, or @sewmyheadon.

    (9/3/2014 chat summary)

    3. Version 4.0 Codex Page:

    @DrewAPicture took the lead on getting the Version 4.0 Codex page prepared before the release on 9/4/2014. Thank you to everyone who pitched in to help!

     
  • Jan Dembowski 9:57 am on September 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Support Team Update for September 4th 

    This was a brief meetup this week and there were 2 items discussed at this weeks #wordpress-sfd meetup:

    WordPress 4.0 release

    The meetup was just before 4.0 was released and the OMGWTFBBQ post was briefly discussed. Based on the draft when 4.0 was released I posted the new 4.0 master list. Not long after that Mika (correctly!) broke the posts into multiple posts as it was originally intended to via the template. ;)

    The Troubleshooting Handbook

    This was on the agenda but tabled due to the pending 4.0 release. The 3rd section still needs love and attention and if you have suggestions please reply to this post. I am sure some accommodation can be made.

    The transcript of this meetup can be read at this link.

     
  • Boone Gorges 1:27 am on September 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Plugins team update, September 4, 2014 

    Plugin repository stats for the last week:

    Plugins requested : 195
    Plugins rejected : 30
    Plugins closed : 37
    Plugins approved : 144

    86 items currently in the queue, 5 older than a week and 80 without a response.

    6435 commits to the repository (974364-980799)

    24 open support tickets, 5 older than a week.

    WordPress 4.0 is out! Plugin authors should check (actually, should already have checked) their plugins against 4.0. If you haven’t updated the “tested up to” version in readme.txt, do it now.

     
  • Kim Parsell 4:01 am on September 2, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Docs Team Update: August 28, 2014 

    The following is the status of our current projects:

    1. DevHub:

    Some of the pull requests for the parser have been committed. @siobhan will review the open parser issues, and tag any that are related to DevHub.

    Work continues on implementing changes to the code reference.

    @samuelsidler is working on the handbook content migration, and will report any handbook theme issues encountered during migration.

    (8/26/2014 chat summary)

    2. Handbooks:

    Progress was slow this past week on both handbooks. @samuelsidler said he had some contributors to the handbooks during the WordCamp Boston Contributor Day.

    @blobaugh said he needs help with the Sanity Practices page in Section 2 of the Plugin Developer Handbook.

    @sewmyheadon said the next Seattle Docs Sprint is coming up on Saturday, September 6.

    (8/27/2014 chat log)

     
  • Jose Castaneda 1:09 pm on September 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Theme Review Update for September 1, 2014 

    Currently

    • 154 new tickets are waiting for review.
      • 95 tickets are older than 2 weeks
      • 123 tickets are older than 1 week
      • 136 tickets are older than 3 days
    • 49 tickets are assigned to 25 reviewers.
      • 44 tickets are older than 2 weeks
      • 45 tickets are older than 1 week
      • 46 tickets are older than 3 days
    • 86 are approved but are waiting to be made live.

    In the past 7 days

    • 104 tickets were opened
    • 102 tickets were closed:
      • 82 tickets were made live.
        • 17 new Themes were made live.
        • 65 Theme updates were made live.
        • 27 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
      • 20 tickets were not-approved.
      • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

    This month 15 themes were chosen at random with the help of some theme reviewers by picking two themes each, putting them in a hat and then randomly drawing them using http://random.org to pick the 15 themes to be featured.

     
  • Joseph Karr O'Connor 6:11 am on August 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Accessibility Team Update: August 27, 2014 

    Weekly Testing Meeting

    For the last two weeks we’ve been trying something new, a weekly accessibility testing meeting, 17:00 – 19:30 UTC. We meet in the wordpress-ui IRC channel to share our tests. If you want to join in or just see what we are doing just show up in the IRC channel. Read the logs for August 18 and August 25 to get an idea of what we are doing.

     
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