7

Last year, SE began publishing monthly updates from the Developer Affinity & Growth team at 2018 monthly product team updates. I see that the last update was published in November 2018, as a combined update for September, October, and November.

Fast forward, it's now February 2019. There hasn't been an update for December 2018 or January 2019.

Will the update effort be continued into 2019? Also, will we see an update for the two missing months?

  • 2
    Not a full answer, but Joe Friend, who maintained the update post, seems no longer to be working for Stack Exchange (no diamond) – MEE is Johann Gambolputty ... Feb 6 at 6:49
  • 2
    @MEEisJohannGambolputty… Yes, he resigned in December. His account no longer has the staff bit either. – Sonic the Wizard Werehog Feb 6 at 7:06
  • 1
    Well, it proved itself to be a failure, so I am pretty sure they won't do this again. – Shadow Wizard Feb 6 at 7:08
  • Sonic: did he? Oh, I wasn't aware of it and just noticed no activity for some months now, but cannot find any 'official' announcement (and cannot find the page with all the employees to cross check it). – fedorqui Feb 6 at 8:40
  • 6
    @fedorqui This tool checks whether a given user has the staff bit on their account. It says that Joe Friend does not have it. – Sonic the Wizard Werehog Feb 6 at 8:52
7

Yes the updates will continue. The missing months will likely be captured as part of a larger 'round up' update as we resume. A lot of work has gone into things that, from a user's perspective, are pretty much done (themes, stacks, etc). We have some nice updates to moderator tooling coming out, and some more results and tweaks to talk about for the question wizard soon.

There's an interim sort of product manager that's keeping things we've already got scheduled moving, and we will have at least one new PM starting next month, but we can probably put out an update between now and then. Thanks for pointing out that we hadn't, I'll get with folks heading that up and see about getting something written.

Note, again, expect a lot of 'finishing touches' kinda stuff, but we'd rather bore you than keep you waiting :)

Update

These should resume before the end of this month (February 2019). There will likely be some additional posts about the ask question wizard and moderator tools that, while falling into the category of the round-up I was referring to, really should be broken out on their own. But, we'll reference those posts in the cumulative update.

Then, the update process will continue as announced until we find some way of tying the back-end stuff to the front-end stuff so you can just do a cursory search to get an idea of what's being worked on or recently marked completed.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .