In recent weeks and months, the Signpost has received many helpful suggestions for making it more useful, easier to navigate, easier to contribute to, and otherwise better—and more suggestions, along with help implementing the tough ones, are always welcome. Now I'm asking for help to articulate more clearly where the Signpost should go from here. What is the mission of The Wikipedia Signpost and what purposes ought it try to serve? What guidelines for content should the Signpost adhere to? Are opinion pieces or editorials desirable in the Signpost, and if so how should they be handled? What are the Signpost's relationships to the English Wikipedia community and the broader Wikimedia community, to the Wikimedia Foundation, and to the outside media that also cover Wikimedia issues?
As always, the Signpost could also use more good writers. Featured content dispatches, which reports on the various quality content review processes, has been on hiatus for several months and could use an infusion of fresh talent. In terms of regular features, the discussion report is very useful when done well, but it will need more contributors to sustain itself on a weekly basis. For those who enjoy reading and conducting interviews, WikiProject reports and other interviews with community members and Wikimedia employees offer a wide range of possibilities for contributing to the Signpost. A number of new suggested books have been added at the review desk (and more suggestions are welcome), and we have been very successful in soliciting review copies for interested reviewers. If you want to do something else for the Signpost that doesn't fit into the typical categories, just pitch your story on the tip line or the planning room.