Recap of ticket scrub on September 26th

Participants: @coreymckrill @grapplerulrich @miss_jwo @kau-boy @ryelle @sergeybiryukov

We started off by discussing some strategies for managing WordCamp tickets in Meta Trac. Historically, when new tickets have been created, an admin such as @iandunn or @coreymckrill has reviewed the ticket and “accepted” it as a way of marking it as a valid issue. The side effect of this has been that they are then “assigned” to that ticket, even if they intend to leave it as a “good-first-bug” for someone else. A lack of clarity around the meaning of an “assigned” user on a ticket may cause some people to pass over tickets that are actually available to work on.

@coreymckrill proposed that instead of accepting a ticket, it should be left as “new”, but relevant keywords such as “needs-patch” and “good-first-bug” should still be added. Then when someone submits a patch or indicates that they want to work on a ticket, they can be assigned to it. This would have a couple of benefits:

  • Easier to see which tickets are not being worked on yet
  • Easier to follow up with a ticket assignee if nothing has happened on it for a while

The group had general agreement that this strategy would be worth trying. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a way in Trac to unassign a ticket and return it to “new” status, so this will only apply to new tickets going forward.


This is an issue that @miss_jwo has personally experienced. She volunteered to work on a patch, so @coreymckrill officially “assigned” it to her 🙂 A bit more research also needs to be done to determine the exact conditions that cause the issue.


The discussion here revolved around whether adding a heading parameter to each of the WordCamp CPT shortcodes is the best solution, as opposed to something like a feature flag (i.e. “all sites created after a certain date will show an H3 heading level instead of an H2”). The group decided on sort of a hybrid approach:

  • Add a new heading parameter that defaults to H2 for back-combat
  • Update the content in post/page stubs for new WordCamp sites so that the shortcodes include the heading parameter with the desired H3 specified.

@kau-boy volunteered to work on this ticket.


Several of us learned why adding a separate singular placeholder translation is necessary for some languages. @coreymckrill will commit the patch and follow up with the submitter about some minor code styling issues.

The next Ticket Scrub meeting will be in two weeks, 2017-10-10 19:00 UTC, in #meta-wordcamp.

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