WordPress.tv Moderator Update: Week 12

It has been a bit of a slow week in terms of videos, but we expect that to change soon as the high season for WordCamps gets in full swing. Spring is in the air, and big camps in San Diego, Miami, and Nashville are not far behind!

Since “Get Involved” was launched last week, we have already started receiving our first public video submissions! It’s great to see more variety in the videos we publish, and we can’t wait for this to really take off! Uptake so far has been measured, and has sparked quite a bit of discussion on our P2 and during our weekly office hours on IRC. Here’s what’s been going on:

This Week

  • Published 11 videos (7 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., 1 MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area., 3 How-to)
  • For “how-to” videos, we discussed how to format video descriptions, and looking into ways to give proper attribution to uploaders.
  • Discussed duplicate content – For now we allow duplicate videos if they come from different sources. We’ll let visitors determine which is best. We will revisit if it looks like things are getting out of hand.
  • Along with that, discussed the need to improve the discoverability of up-voted content on the site. Currently star ratings and likes are possible on video pages, but there is no way to effectively promote this content to new visitors, and it is not a ranking factor in site searches.

Next Week

  • Finalize how we want to handle “how-to” video descriptions/attributions.
  • Continue making improvements to process documentation to improve process of on-boarding new mods.
  • Mod the heck out of whatever videos come our way.