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DYK nomination of The Infiltrator (2016 film)[edit]

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April 2015 Wikification drive.[edit]

Greetings! Just spreading a message to the members of WikiProject Wikify that the April drive has been started. Come on, sign up! :) One hand on the mouse, one hand on the keyboard... and the feet can do the rest! Hee-hee! (talk) 03:14, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Tim Miller (director)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:02, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Reference errors on 2 April[edit]

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VisualEditor News #2—2015[edit]

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Did you know?

With Citoid in VisualEditor, you click the 'book with bookmark' icon and paste in the URL for a reliable source:


Screenshot of Citoid's first dialog


Citoid looks up the source for you and returns the citation results. Click the green "Insert" button to accept its results and add them to the article:


Screenshot of Citoid's initial results


After inserting the citation, you can change it. Select the reference, and click the "Edit" button in the context menu to make changes.


The user guide has more information about how to use VisualEditor.

Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has fixed many bugs and worked on VisualEditor's performance, the Citoid reference service, and support for languages with complex input requirements. Status reports are posted on Mediawiki.org. The worklist for April through June is available in Phabricator.

The weekly task triage meetings continue to be open to volunteers, each Wednesday at 11:00 (noon) PDT (18:00 UTC). You do not need to attend the meeting to nominate a bug for consideration as a Q4 blocker. Instead, go to Phabricator and "associate" the Editing team's Q4 blocker project with the bug. Learn how to join the meetings and how to nominate bugs at mw:Talk:VisualEditor/Portal.

Recent improvements[edit]

VisualEditor is now substantially faster. In many cases, opening the page in VisualEditor is now faster than opening it in the wikitext editor. The new system has improved the code speed by 37% and network speed by almost 40%.

The Editing team is slowly adding auto-fill features for citations. This is currently available only at the French, Italian, and English Wikipedias. The Citoid service takes a URL or DOI for a reliable source, and returns a pre-filled, pre-formatted bibliographic citation. After creating it, you will be able to change or add information to the citation, in the same way that you edit any other pre-existing citation in VisualEditor. Support for ISBNs, PMIDs, and other identifiers is planned. Later, editors will be able to improve precision and reduce the need for manual corrections by contributing to the Citoid service's definitions for each website.

Citoid requires good TemplateData for your citation templates. If you would like to request this feature for your wiki, please post a request in the Citoid project on Phabricator. Include links to the TemplateData for the most important citation templates on your wiki.

The special character inserter has been improved, based upon feedback from active users. After this, VisualEditor was made available to all users of Wikipedias on the Phase 5 list on 30 March. This affected 53 mid-size and smaller Wikipedias, including AfrikaansAzerbaijaniBretonKyrgyzMacedonianMongolianTatar, and Welsh.

Work continues to support languages with complex requirements, such as Korean and Japanese. These languages use input method editors ("IMEs”). Recent improvements to cursoring, backspace, and delete behavior will simplify typing in VisualEditor for these users.

The design for the image selection process is now using a "masonry fit" model. Images in the search results are displayed at the same height but at variable widths, similar to bricks of different sizes in a masonry wall, or the "packed" mode in image galleries. This style helps you find the right image by making it easier to see more details in images.

You can now drag and drop categories to re-arrange their order of appearance ​on the page.

The pop-up window that appears when you click on a reference, image, link, or other element, is called the "context menu". It now displays additional useful information, such as the destination of the link or the image's filename. The team has also added an explicit "Edit" button in the context menu, which helps new editors open the tool to change the item.

Invisible templates are marked by a puzzle piece icon so they can be interacted with. Users also will be able to see and edit HTML anchors now in section headings.

Users of the TemplateData GUI editor can now set a string as an optional text for the 'deprecated' property in addition to boolean value, which lets you tell users of the template what they should do instead (T90734).

Looking ahead[edit]

The special character inserter in VisualEditor will soon use the same special character list as the wikitext editor. Admins at each wiki will also have the option of creating a custom section for frequently used characters at the top of the list. Instructions for customizing the list will be posted at mediawiki.org.

The team is discussing a test of VisualEditor with new users, to see whether they have met their goals of making VisualEditor suitable for those editors. The timing is unknown, but might be relatively soon.

Let's work together[edit]

  • Share your ideas and ask questions at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback.
  • Can you translate from English into any other language? Please check this list to see whether more interface translations are needed for your language. Contact us to get an account if you want to help!
  • The design research team wants to see how real editors work. Please sign up for their research program.
  • File requests for language-appropriate "Bold" and "Italic" icons for the character formatting menu in Phabricator.

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Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 21:26, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 15, 2015)[edit]

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The wheel is one of the most famous and useful inventions in the history of technology

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History of technology


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DYK for The Great Wall (film)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Deadpool (film)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for The Infiltrator (2016 film)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

A Barnstar!
Please participate

There's a voting going on here. It needs to close, but consensus is not certain. We need more participation. The issues can't remain without a resolution. Please, check it out. Closure of the discussion has started. (refresh) Please, hurry. 78.149.193.255 (talk) 16:31, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Mad Max Fury Road poster.jpg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 15:59, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2015)[edit]

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A saxophone is an example of an aerophone.

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Aerophone


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DYK for The BFG (2016 film)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:32, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (film)[edit]

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Invitation[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Meg LeFauve[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Meg LeFauve[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Meg LeFauve requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator. Favre1fan93 (talk) 03:15, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

  • DO NOT delete this template again. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 03:15, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Assassin, don't remove speedy tags from articles you have created. No way around that. I've removed the tag that Favre1fan93 placed. The rule states, "The criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance." (emphasis not mine) An Emmy nominee and co-writer of a Pixar film certainly is a credible claim of significance. However, when Favre1fan93 originally placed the tag, the article was only two sentences. Once sentence was about a future film that does nothing for nobility. You need to write a little more than that next time. Bgwhite (talk) 04:41, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 19–25. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in December 2013, January and February 2014 and all request articles, begins soon. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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DYK for Joy (film)[edit]

Thanks from the DYK project and I Victuallers (talk) 08:02, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Beau Flynn[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Beau Flynn at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Mchuedem (talk) 20:18, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of The Big Short (film)[edit]

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DYK for Alone in Berlin (film)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:01, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 17, 2015)[edit]

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Geography of Niger


Previous selections: Aerophone • History of technology


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Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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DYK QPQs[edit]

Hello Captain Assassin! I've noticed that you've made multiple submissions for DYK, going back to the end of March, and have yet to complete your QPQs on these. Could you please let me know if you intend to do them so that I can decide what to leave open and what to close. They are stacking up. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 12:20, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of The Childhood of a Leader (film)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of The Childhood of a Leader (film) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 18:19, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 14:32, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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DYK[edit]

Hello. I've been waiting for you to respond to my DYK. Just reminding you. Thanks! Yoshi24517Chat Online 17:23, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Just to ask, which prep is the hook going into? Because I believe you are supposed to do that. Yoshi24517Chat Online 17:04, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
@Yoshi24517: Just relax and sit back now. I've done my duty, now only the promoter will take it to the prep. Thanks for asking nicely and contributing DYK. Cheers. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 17:10, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Weren't you the promoter? Sorry, I'm new to DYK. Yoshi24517Chat Online 02:18, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
@Yoshi24517: No, I'm just a reviewer to accept or reject the nomination. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 02:40, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2015)[edit]

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Hydroelectric dams use hydropower to generate electricity

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Hydropower


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Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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DYK for Captive (2015 film)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:02, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of The Samurai (film)[edit]

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DYK for The Gift (2015 film)[edit]

Harrias talk 18:39, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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DYK for Jungle Book: Origins[edit]

Harrias talk 19:05, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 19, 2015)[edit]

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An example of home appliances is this washing machine and clothes dryer combination.

Hello, Captain Assassin!.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Home appliance


Previous selections: Hydropower • Geography of Niger


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