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All accounts are now unique and work on all wikis. 
You can read a report from experts who tested the security of MediaWiki. 
There was a problem between VisualEditor and an antivirus software. It is now fixed. 
You can help test VisualEditor to see if it works in your language. 
Some Labs tools had problems due to a software bug. 
Changes this week
The new version of MediaWiki has been on test wikis and MediaWiki.org since April 22. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis from April 28. It will be on all Wikipedias from April 29 (calendar).
It is now clearer that you can delete several rows and columns when you edit tables in VisualEditor. 
You now see more information when you search for a template in VisualEditor. 
You can now cancel when you add citations on desktop, or edit links on mobile, in VisualEditor. 
You can now see the list of other formats for videos only after they're ready. 
You can join the next weekly meeting with the Editing team. During the meeting, you can tell developers which bugs are the most important. The meeting will be on April 29 at 18:00 (UTC). See how to join.
Thanks to the contributions of our many members and supporters, WP:YORKS has become a leading local British WikiProject in terms of the total number of articles supported (up from 11,807 last month to 11,836 on April 28th). In the area of GAs WP:YORKS at 114 is ahead of WP:GM who have 84. WP:GM has the lead in FAs at 58 out of a total number of 3,489 articles.
Currently we have thirty three Yorkshire featured articles:
The number has been kept deliberately low to give us a fighting chance of improving them to at least GA status, also so we can concentrate our efforts on these first.
With the general election and local elections taking place on 7 May there will be a large number of articles that will need to be updated with the election results when they are declared. Also there will be new articles needed for the election results and for newly elected MPs who we have no articles for. Would be good if these new articles could be tagged with the project banner if they are relevant to the area so that they can be tracked. Please keep an eye on the articles of any candidates so that they remain neutral and are not vandalised, as they will be popular pages at the moment.
WikiProject Yorkshire Collaboration of the Month Project
The May 2015 articles selected below are an editor choice as there were no further suggestions from the project talk page.
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20:45, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Support request with team editing experiment project
Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Research_team_editing), I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.
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