This week, you'll notice several changes in the Signpost. Most significantly, Ral315 is ending his tenure as editor-in-chief. Ral315 managed the Signpost from September 2005 through December 2008, and was the driving force in keeping it up-to-date and comprehensive, enforcing an appropriate tone, and defining the paper's relationship to the community. On behalf of the many Wikipedians who have contributed to the Signpost during his tenure, I'd like to extend our deep thanks to Ral315 for all his hard work. I'm going to do my best to maintain the high standards Ral315, and Michael Snow before that, have set for the Signpost.
We're debuting a new feature that we hope to publish regularly: the Discussion report, a summary of the most significant ongoing discussions and polls of community-wide relevance. We welcome suggestions on how this feature could be improved, as well as tips on important discussions that slip through the cracks, or take place on other wikis but are still relevant to this community.
We also hope to improve our general coverage of other Wikimedia projects. Look for more news from other communities in future editions of "News and notes"—and as always, we depend on your tips and suggestions.
Finally, we are rolling out a new look for the Signpost, spearheaded by Pretzels. We will be tweaking the design over the next week or so, and we invite readers' input and bug reports on the Signpost talk page. We also welcome any suggestions readers have for improving the Signpost more generally.