October 29th Support Team Meetup summary

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The following items were discussed at the October 29th meetup.

WordPress 4.4-beta2, A/B forums and break stuff

WordPress 4.4-beta2 is out. Please test and otherwise abuse.

As before, when a topic in the alpha/betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. sub-forum is posted and a tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket is raised please resolve that topic with a link to the ticket. Do not close the topic, just mark it resolved.

Should the support meetup use the @ here option in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.?

And the answer is: No.

It wasn’t even close, no one thinks it’s worthwhile in the #forums channel. Using it would needlessly pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” people who are members but remain silent. We want to encourage people to participate and (in this channel at least) using @ here would just be a weekly PING.

Pages help text in IRC

Lindsay suggestion of updating the IRC bot to clarify .pages output similar to this.

To clarify the term “Pages: WordPress pages are those are made in the dashboard under add new page. Site Pages are those exist on the front end of your site but have no page in the admin such as archive pages, the 404, etc.

This is to make “Pages” less ambigous. There was a lot of discussion and the topic was shelved for a pull request with alternative wording.

Read the meetup transcript in the Slack archives. (A Slack account is required)