Miraheze Meetings

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Miraheze Meetings
A semi-monthly meeting where Miraheze Volunteers discuss what's new at Miraheze and respond to questions and comments raised by users.

Miraheze Meetings are meetings organized by either Miraheze volunteers or other community members which relate to Miraheze and all connected topics.

Twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday of the month, Miraheze volunteers will hold a meeting of at least an hour and a half in which they'll offer the community an inside look into what's happening at Miraheze. Users will be able to comment on that and ask questions about anything related to Miraheze, MediaWiki, and all connected topics.

Miraheze Meetings are not restricted to the first and third Wednesday of the month only, they may be invoked at any time by community members or by Volunteers to discuss topics of interest to the Miraheze community. It is up to the operators whether or not to approve any requests for a Miraheze Meeting to be invoked. If a community request for a Miraheze Meeting is approved, a Meeting Operator will be present for the meeting to moderate it.

All Miraheze Meetings will be hosted on the #miraheze-meetings connect channel on Libera.Chat (which is relayed to Discord on #miraheze-meetings-relay).

n.b. For the purposes of the above, Volunteers is defined as either SRE, Stewards, Global Sysops, or Trust and Safety.

  1. Agent Isai
  2. NotAracham

Next meeting[edit | edit source]

Below is/are the next upcoming Miraheze Meeting(s):

  • Date: 01/06/2023 (1 June, 2023)
  • Time: 14:00 UTC (2:00PM UTC/9:00AM EST)
  • Location: #miraheze-meetings connect on IRC and #meetings on Discord (Discord invite)
  • Host(s): Raidarr
  • Description: Join us (on short notice, apologies) to discuss several aspects of the platform including Steward practice, retention and recruitment for platform volunteers, and assorted ways to help the community participate and discuss more. Further comments and concerns are welcome. Initial topics will take place in a four hour period after starting, but the channel may remain open for some time to allow people in other time windows to trickle in with their thoughts. Discussion here on Meta of the subjects and material from the meeting will be encouraged.
  • Logs: To be posted along with a meeting summary and after-discussion highlights.

To see a calendar with all past and future Miraheze Meetings, click here.

Agenda for next meeting[edit | edit source]

 Note: After a subject finishes, remember that anyone may interject and propose a subject to talk about. It is intended for each subject to last roughly one hour apiece, but after the structured points are finished they can be revisited in the meeting channel or discussed based on the forthcoming summary

  1. Discuss Steward practices including your questions, concerns and suggestions.
    Other volunteer roles may be discussed as well. How to volunteer as a user or to enter these roles should be discussed later.
  2. Discuss recruitment and retention for volunteers; how to volunteer if you're unsure or what's needed for this or that role is relevant here.
  3. Discuss ways to improve discussion of issues on Miraheze such as how to improve the structure/consistency of these meetings, possible changes to how we approach RfCs and other community discussions, and getting interested participants more quickly aware of and involved in discussions. Basically we're having a meeting on having a meeting.
  4. Community choice: Things deferred in previous points will come up here first followed by whatever people want to bring up from there.

Rules[edit | edit source]

  • The IRC and Discord channels are both subject to local rules and the Code of Conduct
  • All meetings must be related to Miraheze, MediaWiki or a connected topic
  • Meeting hosts should be available 10 mins before a meeting begins to unmute the IRC channel and the Discord channel
  • When no meeting is in progress, the operator's will either be voiced or opped
  • During a meeting, the hosts will hold the operator status
  • The meeting hosts have the discretion over who to voice during a meeting