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Pending Changes (nee Flagged Protection) update for June 3
As requested, here's the weekly Pending Changes update.

The big news is that we have picked a date for releasing the new version
of Flagged Revisions and launching the trial of Pending Changes on the
English Wikipedia: June 14.

I'd like to stress that this will be a trial. The goal is to learn,
which means that things will not be perfect at launch. There are many
areas where we hope to verify our current work and see what improvements
can be made:

* the technical underpinnings
* the interface and language as experienced by
* our readers
* casual editors
* serious editors
* reviewers
* admins
* which articles should be covered
* how best to use Pending Changes

We think we have something that is workable as is, and have notions for
possible improvements down the road. To know what improvements are the
right ones, we'll need real use and community feedback. We intend to
respond speedily to community concerns and lessons learned from actual
use. To that end we aim to keep to the same weekly release schedule that
we've been using on labs these last few months.

More mundanely, the work completed this week includes ops documentation,
the completion of the terminology work, and some interface improvements.
We've also had some vigorous testing done by the folks at Calcey, who
discovered a few bugs for us.

If you'd like to see the current condition of things, you can try it out

To see the upcoming work, it's listed in our tracker, under Current and

We expect to release to labs again next week, after which we intend to
go live on the English Wikipedia.


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