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The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

VisualEditor newsletter—December 2014[edit]

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Screenshot showing how to add or remove columns from a table

Did you know?

Basic table editing is now available in VisualEditor. You can add and remove rows and columns from existing tables at the click of a button.

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 table editing and performance. Their weekly status reports are posted on Mediawiki.org. Upcoming plans are posted at the VisualEditor roadmap.

VisualEditor was deployed to several hundred remaining wikis as an opt-in beta feature at the end of November, except for most Wiktionaries (which depend heavily upon templates) and all Wikisources (which await integration with ProofreadPage).

Recent improvements[edit]

Basic support for editing tables is available. You can insert new tables, add and remove rows and columns, set or remove a caption for a table, and merge cells together. To change the contents of a cell, double-click inside it. More features will be added in the coming months. In addition, VisualEditor now ignores broken, invalid rowspan and colspan elements, instead of trying to repair them.

You can now use find and replace in VisualEditor, reachable through the tool menu or by pressing ⌃ Ctrl+F or ⌘ Cmd+F.

You can now create and edit simple <blockquote> paragraphs for quoting and indenting content. This changes a "Paragraph" into a "Block quote".

Some new keyboard sequences can be used to format content. At the start of the line, typing "*  " will make the line a bullet list; "1.  " or "# " will make it a numbered list; "==" will make it a section heading; ": " will make it a blockquote. If you didn't mean to use these tools, you can press undo to undo the formatting change. There are also two other keyboard sequences: "[[" for opening the link tool, and "{{" for opening the template tool, to help experienced editors. The existing standard keyboard shortcuts, like ⌃ Ctrl+K to open the link editor, still work.

If you add a category that has been redirected, then VisualEditor now adds its target. Categories without description pages show up as red.

You can again create and edit galleries as wikitext code.

Looking ahead[edit]

VisualEditor will replace the existing design with a new theme designed by the User Experience group. The new theme will be visible for desktop systems at MediaWiki.org in late December and at other sites early January. (You can see a developer preview of the old "Apex" theme and the new "MediaWiki" one which will replace it.)

The Editing team plans to add auto-fill features for citations in January. Planned changes to the media search dialog will make choosing between possible images easier.

Help[edit]

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Thank you! WhatamIdoing (WMF) (talk) 23:37, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-52[edit]

16:52, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

User Blocked[edit]

Greetings,

I was reading your notes from earlier today regarding my IP address. I went to the link provided [5]. I'm not sure what I'm reading, old and not computer lit. I think this a link to my actual IP address so that when I post when on the VPN it will automatically revert to the actual IP address. If that is so wouldn't the block on me when using the VPN have been cleared? Also if that is correct is this data for internal use for Wikipedia and will not be published elsewhere? Sure would appreciate any help. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by NigelCovington85 (talkcontribs) 21:16, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Greetings,

Regarding supporting citations I am working on those next and will be happy to provide them asap. Thank you again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by NigelCovington85 (talkcontribs) 21:23, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

@NigelCovington85: I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're asking as far as IPs and VPNs. You don't appear to be blocked, nor does the IP that made the edit you're claiming as yours. If you have another account or IP that has been blocked, I have no way of knowing what it is or why it was blocked unless you tell me what the account or IP is - you should know, however, that if you have been blocked under an account or IP, you are not allowed to edit Wikipedia using any other account or IP in order to evade the block placed on the original one. If you have been blocked, you should appeal that block on the talk page of the IP/account that is blocked, not create a new account to keep posting.

To answer what I can make sense of from your question: if you edit using your IP address rather than using your account, that IP address is publicly recorded in the history of the page you edited, and will be available for anyone who wishes to look there. If you were the person who made this edit, then yes, your IP is now public information.

Please also read Wikipedia's neutrality policy and its policy on coverage of living people. Looking at the edits you have made using your IP and your account, almost none of them were neutral edits that could be allowed to stand on Wikipedia, no matter who made them. Wikipedia is not the place to act out your interpersonal disputes or get revenge or "speak truth to power" about someone you feel has wronged you or your company. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia that writes neutral, sourced content about notable topics. It doesn't accuse people of crimes they haven't been convicted of, or call them liars, or generally do anything that would indicate that Wikipedia's article has an opinion of its own. What you have to say is more suited to a newspaper editorial or blog post than to an encyclopedia, and while I can understand that you're frustrated, the abusive language you're employing against other users and against the person who you are trying to write about is highly unprofessional and not at all helpful to your cause. If you cannot moderate your approach and write neutral text that doesn't attack others, you are likely to find your editing privileges here revoked. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 22:45, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

GOCE holiday 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Late December 2014 Newsletter
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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the December Blitz. Of the 14 editors who signed up for the blitz, 11 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

January drive: The January backlog-reduction drive is just around the corner; sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015 is now underway. The voting period runs from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. Please cast your vote—it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

Happy holidays from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:44, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]

Please block this sockpuppet[edit]

Hi Fluffernutter,
Could you please block Elvisiofficial? It's quite obviously a sock of Elvisgashi5, a user you recently blocked for oversight issues. Thanks, --Biblioworm 03:06, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Looks like someone else got to this before I wandered round again. I'll keep an eye on the userpage just in case, though. Thanks for letting me know. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 03:08, 28 December 2014 (UTC)