Summary for Docs Team Meeting: 25 May 2020


@makewebbetter @atachibana @milana_cap @chaion07 @bph @ibdz @collinsmbaka @nobnob @estelaris @crstauf @timohaver @immeet94 @kenshino @prubhtej @tacitonic @leslie @kartiks16 @pratikchauhan @cristianozanca @kulsumsiddique @newyorkerlaura @sukafia


You can find the Agenda here.

Notetaker: @collinsmbaka

Notes Reviewed by: @makewebbetter

Facilitated by: @chaion07

Facilitator for Next Meeting: @makewebbetter

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Projects Updates

@atachibana reported that the re-routing of the Codex page to Code Reference functions, 959 out of 1064 (89.7%) have been completed and the remaining functions are associated with tickets or comments and are awaiting approval.

He thanked @collinsmbaka and @stevenlinx for their contributions.

@bph reported that they have 7 contributors working on BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor end-user documentation, @makewebbetter @tacitonic @cguntur have submitted pages awaiting review.

While @dschargel @leslie @jackF @newyorkerlaura are working on the blocks they claimed.

WCEU Online Contributors Day

@milana_cap emphasized that all team reps should create lists with easy and not so easy actionable tasks for WCEU Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. @bph reported that she is working on a list of not so easy actionable tasks this week.

New Member Mentor Training

@sukafia reported that they will be taking advantage of WCEU Contributors Day to help onboard new members. He also announced that there will be office hours on Thursday 28th May at 15:00 – 16:00 UTC and encouraged all new members to join in so they can get the necessary guidance. 

@sukafia also called for new volunteers for the mentorship team, as they will be needing extra hands.

External Linking Policy

@milana_cap reported that they have decided to make a whitelist of allowed external resources and that a decision on what would be considered trusted and how to deal with existing links (and try to avoid removing them manually) is not yet made.

@milana_cap mentioned that applying the whitelist should be automated. She also mentioned that she will create a p2 post for everyone to share their opinions and questions as comments.

Monthly Coffee Breaks/Zoom sessions

@sukafia shared a doodle link for everyone to vote on the date and time they find convenient for the monthly coffee breaks.

Open floor

@kenshino suggested that there should be a check to see if the current meeting time is the best meeting time for the most number of people.

After deliberations and suggestions from team members, @kenshino concluded that it is best to ask if the current meeting time is convenient for most people and that someone should write a p2 post asking “If the current time is convenient or not” @chaion07 volunteered to work on that.

@kenshino also mentioned that many mentors including himself are receiving lots of messages from Technical Writers and that it will be more beneficial if all queries being answered in one place. So for this, he requested that please all Technical Writers should put all queries either on Season of Docs: Technical Writer Exploration or here in #docs

Please feel free to suggest any changes to the meeting notes by mentioning in comments!

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