This is where news that are relevant or good to know for the team from across the community are brought up and shared.
Extended capabilities for international moderators
Some may have picked up on this already, as the metaMetaMeta 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. commits are public, but in the spirit of transparency the team wishes to inform that the capabilities of moderators on the international forums (the ones directly under the main WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ domain) have been extended. This is to allow them to more directly handle spam and similar scenarios where extended capabilities may be needed.
Alongside this, improved audit logging for actions taken towards user-accounts have also been added. These are not publicly logged, and will not be, as doing so may potentially expose either users or moderators to potential retiliatory actions.
The first onboarding call for the contributor mentorship program has been concluded
If you’re unfamiliar with the new contributor mentorship program, it is a pilot project to help onboard new (and potential existing) contributors to various make teams, and give them more direct mentors that can help them navigate the hurdles that may come up when getting started in contributing. It’s a cool concept, and the support team is part of the pilot project (big shoutouts to the wonderful mentors!)
WordPress 6.3 is near
With the upcoming release of WordPress 6.3, the team had a quick brainstorming session about which topics they believe users may need help with. It is shaping up to be a great release at this time, and only one item was brought up as likely to cause confusion, that being the renaming of Reusable blocks to Patterns.
Checking in with international liaisons
None of the teams international liaisons had any concerns or special events/news to share at this time.