In last week’s Meta meeting,…

In last week’s 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. meeting, we discussed the idea of more directly involving community teams in the Meta components most relevant to them.

In particular, we’d like to explore the idea of each Meta component having a liason or maintainer appointed by the relevant team. Someone from the Support team assigned to the Support Forum component, for example, and a Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. member on both Translate Site and Rosetta.

Those liasons would be expected to help triage tickets, set priorities, and identify the issues that are most important to the team. They would not be expected to fix the issues themselves.

I’d like to invite all teams to offer their feedback and suggestions on the idea. If any teams have contributors who would like to volunteer to try it out in practice, I don’t see any reason we can’t start a trial more or less immediately.