Community Team Chats – February 15, 2018

The Community Team meets twice a month, first and third Thursday, at two different times to cover different timezones.
SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at logs from February 15th: 8:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Unfortunately no one showed up for the 8 AM UTC chat, which sparked a discussion about changing the time: you can still vote in the P2 post.

We always kick things off with a deputy check-in: everything is fine with the team. It was noted during vetting that we don’t ask applicants where we can find them online, so we decided to add such a question in both the MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area. and 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. application forms.

We had a few posts to discuss in the agenda

How should we handle dormant meetup groups?

Many meetup groups in the program are inactive or dormant and we’d like to work out how we should manage them going forward. We have a proposal to try and reach out to understand why the events stopped: we will send an email to the organisers first and then if we don’t get any replies we will reach out to the whole group. If no one is interested in running the group, we will remove it from the chapter account. We are working on the copy to make it as clear and useful as possible.

In the comments there was an additional proposal to do some roundtables on topics that could be helpful for other organisers. The proposal is now a plan! There are four roundtables scheduled, starting March 7th: help us spread the word 🙂

How should we add content to meetup pages in the new design?

The new design removed Pages, where we stored all sorts of important information for our groups, starting from the Five Good Faith Rules. We decided to link from the About section to relevant Handbook pages, so all new groups will be created like that. We also updated the handbook for the Deputies.

How should we handle secure access for inactive deputies?

We are also looking into ways to handle secure access for inactive deputies to HelpScout and the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at Our concern is privacy.

A proposal has been made: we will demote them in HS and the P2, so in case they become active again it’s easy to give them their access back.

Next chat

Thursday, March 1st: first chat time to be determined, second chat 20 (8 PM) UTC. See you in the #community-team channel!