Get Involved

Big news! On Monday, we’ll be launching a new top-level menu item called Get Involved, which will include options to Submit a Video, Caption a Video, and Apply to be a Moderator.

Captioning on is soon to become a reality. For details, please see

The Docs group will be heading up the captioning effort, as you see there, so this won’t add much to the current mod workload. If someone reports any issues with a caption, though – if it’s reported to be inaccurate, profane, spam, or problematic in any way – please unattach the caption file from the video, but don’t delete it. On Monday you’ll see a new metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. field for captions in the Edit Post screen.

Caption files will be uploaded via a form similar to the video upload form, so there’s nothing you’ll have to do to connect them.

Submit a Video: On Monday, we’ll quietly take off the password protection and then announce it within the Events contributor group. I’ll be sure to set very low expectations for moderation time. 🙂

Apply to be a Moderator: I’ve created a draft application, which I’d love you guys to look over:

Please let me know what edits you’d suggest. It’s loosely based on the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizer application. We’re obviously going to need to continue to grow, especially now that we’re going to be taking submissions from the general public, and I think this is a good way to start the vetting process for new mods.

Please share any concerns you have here. Yay! is Taking Off, and the work you guys do so carefully and reliably is SO much of why we can grow. Thank you, thank you, thank you – from the bottom of my heart.

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