[Mediawiki-i18n] account creation change, and changes

Xuacu xuacusk8 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 01:35:03 UTC 2012


I've seen (and translated in Asturian) the new messages, and I was in doubt
if GENDER could be used in welcomeuser message.
I didn't did, just in case, but my guess is that it might be done. Am I

Best regards

2012/11/22 S Page <spage at wikimedia.org>

> Hi there. The Editor Engagement Experiments team wants to improve the
> account creation user experience[1].
> One simple change is after someone successfully creates an account,
> instead of showing 'Login successful', make the page show 'Welcome,
> NewUser'.  We filed a bug[2] and the change is mostly-merged (thanks
> Nikerabbit and IAlex) and should roll out with 1.21wmf5 over the next
> two weeks.
> This means the existing welcomecreation message splits into new
> welcomeuser and welcomecreation-msg messages.  If a wiki has
> customized its MediaWiki:welcomecreation message then that will
> probably need adjustment.
> I thought about removing or replacing welcomecreation but the
> extensions ApiSignup and SpecialUserSignup (unused by WMF) and
> ./tests/parser/preprocess/ all refer to it.  Do developers usually
> introduce a new message then obsolete the old one, or cut over in one
> commit?
> For your information, the E3 team has more substantial changes to user
> login, account creation, and onboarding (welcoming users after account
> creation) in development. I'll keep i18n people informed; I hope this
> is the right list for the changes.  I figure any communication is
> better than throwing code onto 863 wikis and letting people figure it
> out :-)
> [1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Editor_engagement_experiments#Projects
> [2] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42215
> --
> =S Page  software engineer on E3
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