User talk:Eman235

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       Other things to know about me:

  • I periodically archive what I consider "closed discussions" onto my current Archive page, which I deem "full" when it exceeds 75 KB.
  • I have a userbox which says "This user uses a more formal style in articles than in talk pages". This is true, but don't be surprised if I am uber-correct — i.e. using emdashes or two endashes. I'm like that. However, I am not the sort of person who slams (or simply corrects) other people's "donts" and "ims".

VisualEditor newsletter—July and August 2014[edit]


The VisualEditor team is currently working mostly to fix bugs, improve performance, reduce technical debt, and other infrastructure needs. You can find on weekly updates detailing recent work.

Screenshot of VisualEditor's link tool
Dialog boxes in VisualEditor have been re-designed to use action words instead of icons. This has increased the number of items that need to be translated. The user guide is also being updated.

The biggest visible change since the last newsletter was to the dialog boxes. The design for each dialog box and window was simplified. The most commonly needed buttons are now at the top. Based on user feedback, the buttons are now labeled with simple words (like "Cancel" or "Done") instead of potentially confusing icons (like "<" or "X"). Many of the buttons to edit links, images, and other items now also show the linked page, image name, or other useful information when you click on them.

  • Hidden HTML comments (notes visible to editors, but not to readers) can now be read, edited, inserted, and removed. A small icon (a white exclamation mark on a dot) marks the location of each comments. You can click on the icon to see the comment.
  • You can now drag and drop text and templates as well as images. A new placement line makes it much easier to see where you are dropping the item. Images can no longer be dropped into the middle of paragraphs.
  • All references and footnotes (<ref> tags) are now made through the "Cite" menu, including the "Basic" (manual formatting) footnotes and the ability to re-use an existing citation, both of which were previously accessible only through the "Insert" menu. The "<visualeditor-dialogbutton-referencelist-tooltip>" is still added via the "Insert" menu.
  • When you add an image or other media file, you are now prompted to add an image caption immediately. You can also replace an image whilst keeping the original caption and other settings.
  • All tablet users visiting the mobile web version of Wikipedias will be able to opt-in to a version of VisualEditor from 14 August. You can test the new tool by choosing the beta version of the mobile view in the Settings menu.
  • The link tool has a new "Open" button that will open a linked page in another tab so you can make sure a link is the right one.
  • The "Cancel" button in the toolbar has been removed based on user testing. To cancel any edit, you can leave the page by clicking the Read tab, the back button in your browser, or closing the browser window without saving your changes.

Looking ahead[edit]

The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon. Your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted. Support for upright image sizes is being developed. The designers are also working on support for adding rows and columns to tables. Work to support Internet Explorer is ongoing.

Feedback opportunities[edit]

The Editing team will be making two presentations this weekend at Wikimania in London. The first is with product manager James Forrester and developer Trevor Parscal on Saturday at 16:30. The second is with developers Roan Kattouw and Trevor Parscal on Sunday at 12:30.

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at the VisualEditor feedback page or by joining the office hours discussion on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 09:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East and Asia) or on Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 16:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas; evening for Europe).

If you'd like to get this newsletter on your own page (about once a month), please subscribe at w:en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter for English Wikipedia only or at Meta for any project. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

Blitz: The August blitz will run from August 24–30. The blitz will focus on articles from the GOCE's Requests page. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. The blitz will run from August 24–30. Sign up here!

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list. Newsletter delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:10, 19 August 2014 (UTC)


Yay! Face-smile.svg
I was wondering when the 'cavalry' would arrive! [1]. Unfortunately, now the socking starts [2] as (talk · contribs) reverts you!--220 of Borg 08:42, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Thus, we revert. And revert. And do not violate 3RR. Eman235/talk 08:44, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Trying to avoid that. I don't think this is a content dispute, the edits are overly promotional per wp:NOT (I hope :-\, Coming up on 5 years editing (including as an IP) with nary a block! ) The user has also been blanking content at North Bengal, and pasting it into 'new' pages.
Note that the username is the same as the towns supposed Mayor, so possibly a bit of COI. --220 of Borg 09:04, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah... Eman235/talk 09:05, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I've gone for a wp:RFPP--220 of Borg 09:20, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Profile Thingy[edit]

How'd you get that message to be displayed when someone goes to edit your profile? Thanks! ≺JosephHawk≻ 15:28, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Hahaha, you saw it? It's at User:Eman235/Editnotice. You would put one at User:JosephHawk/Editnotice.
The usual editnotice for userpage is {{Editnotice userpage}}, but I was experimenting with templates and such at the time when I made it. Wink.png I've also got one for this page, at User talk:Eman235/Editnotice.
*bad cop stare* what were you doing in my userpage anyway? haha. Eman235/talk 00:00, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much! And... uh, no reason. ;) ≺JosephHawk≻ 02:54, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


Jeez man, give me a few minutes before you nuke the page Lolz.

I'm in the middle of building B_Verkin_Institute_for_Low_Temperature_Physics_and_Engineering. We had 5 articles redlinking it, all trying to use different spellings. I unified those links. I saw another half dozen articles mentioning it, that could be linking it. I decided to pull over the Russian Wikipedia copy of the article. How about you pull off the deletion tag and check back in an hour or two? Alsee (talk) 06:30, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Nice thing about PROD -- If you disagree, remove the tag. Maybe I was a bit hasty. Sorry! Eman235/talk 06:33, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanx, and no problem. You tagged it 12 minutes after creation :D
Anywho, I've got the lede pulled over if you want to glance at how it's going. Alsee (talk) 06:43, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
And now I added a refs section. "Haste makes waste." Eman235/talk 06:45, 5 September 2014 (UTC)