June 4th Support Team Meeting Summary

First up, we have General announcements

This week there’s no major items that needs to be shared in the general support side of things, but we’ve got 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. Europe Online 2020 happening tomorrow (hence the 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. today)

The marketing team is looking for input from meetup organizers over at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaLIWWdYW9H3Say1Qx7WwbIAULuHDODfLCJ4_hYP5OqJfFZw/viewform

WordPress 5.4.2-RC1 was released yesterday (https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/06/03/wordpress-5-4-2-rc-1/), for those unfamiliar, RC1 means this is a Release Candidate, and what we expect to release and expect it to be bug free, but we know bugs happen, so it’s up there for testing for those who are able to do so!

Checking in with international liaisons
We have a lot of fantastic members spread all over the world (courtesy 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.” to @tobifjellner, @hardeepasrani, @cristiano.zanca, @yui, @motchi0214, @valeriosza, @richardvd, @pmfonseca, @fernandot, @xkon, @nikolam, @abdullahramzan, @Kartik Shukla and @FahimMurshed whom we’ve already been introduced to) that help out in the various non-English speaking forums. If you’re not named, don’t worry, it just means we’ve not been formally introduced, so please let us know where you’re from and how things are going if you’d like to!

Let’s have a nice spot of friendly appreciation that our colleagues over in Drupal land launched Drupal 9 recently :slightly_smiling_face:

Is it like Facebook around here, where nothing is deleted? The database just grows and grows?

Yes and no, we delete spam, we archive posts which violate the forum guidelines in a manner in which we can’t edit out a minor part for the good of all.

Feel free to drop by anytime to chat and ask for support. You can also follow this conversation on slack