Help talk:Requests

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JanuWiki Proofing

As requested by GodDjonni , I've given JanuWiki 2019 a once over & can't see any room for improvement on clarity.

Missions accomplished

The "Missions accomplished" section was never meant to be a long-term fixture of the page, in fact the original concept was that requests would simply be deleted as soon as they're done. (The page history serves as a perfectly fine record of old requests.)

Because we're using this page to organize the event logistics, it's useful to keep things around at least during the event, but there's no reason we should never need to retain multiple months of old requests. I'd argue for just deleting them, rather than worrying about collapsible boxes and whatnot. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 03:11, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm inclined to agree. As long as we're leaving good edit notes (which we are, so far), so the history is clear at a glance, the missions accomplished section is mostly a communications channel to requesters and other editors, and so it'll be more effective if it's not cluttered.
We'll clear it out after JanuWiki, I think. -- Djonni (talk) 06:25, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Call-out for JanuWiki editors

I've added a call-out to the main page (at the top of the "Progress" section, though we may like to move it down if it's in the way on mobile) inviting people to become volunteer editors. The text:

"JanuWiki has taken off, and has grown faster than we ever expected! If you'd like to join our team of volunteer editors, who look over give a polish to all completed content, keep the tables of information on this page up-to-date, and just generally help out around the place, head over to the Help:Requests page and take a look at what happens there.
"It isn't essential that you understand how the wiki works, just that you have a desire to make our creators' content really shine, and want to learn what you don't know. If you have trouble or questions the other volunteer editors will gladly help you out. Get in touch with any of the volunteer editors listed, or ask a question at Help talk:Requests if you're curious!"

Most of our volunteer editors came on-board in late December, in the lead-up to JanuWiki, and had a grace period to wrap their heads around how things work here before JanuWiki kicked off. I have every faith that we will support and guide any new editors who want to share the load (and pleasure) of keeping the JanuWiki momentum up! :)

If you are reading this and are interested in volunteering:

I recommend taking a good look at some of the previously completed reviews (the articles marked as Tick.png Done at Help:Requests#JanuWiki review assignments) and going through the "History" to see what our volunteer editors are doing. We rely on (and trust) each other's judgement and best efforts, and support each other by catching mistakes, discussing issues as they arise, and working as a team. If you're interested or have a question, get started by editing this page and saying so below here. (Since this is a Talk page, don't forget to sign your comment by typing -- ~~~~ at the end, so we know who you are!) -- Djonni (talk) 14:44, 6 January 2019 (UTC)