Hey Hair; hope you had a decent weekend :). We've got a pile of patches, some of which went out on Monday, some yesterday:
- If you insert wikitext such as links or section headers, you get a notice in the top right corner (over the save button). It doesn't go away until click, though once dismissed you don't get another one that edit. (49820)
- If your edit token expires, VE fetches a new one for you so you can save. (50424)
- If the page is empty of content but does have something non-content (like a category or an HTML comment), VE no longer crashes on load - (50289)
- sub tags are no longer removed ((49873)
- If you type at the end of links, they now extend
- Templates now only take a single click to insert
- Clear annotations clears links (50461)
- The link inspector stays open when you click to another item (50895)
- Typing after multi-byte characters no longer creats pawn icons (51140)
- Resizing thumbnails that have a default size set now works (50645)
- References made by tag:ref now display properly (bugzilla:50978)
- The VE is integrated with the spam blacklist (50826)
- Feedbacl link goes to the right language (bugzilla:47730)
Hey Hair. The newest updates:
- Links now don't extend over space/punctuation/workbreaks when you type (bugzilla:51463)
- Users with the "minoredit" preference set get working functionality (bugzilla:51515)
- You can tab to buttons in dialogs, including the save dialog (bugzilla:50047)
- We now show the <newarticletext> (or <newarticletextanon>) message as an edit notice (bugzilla:51459)
- You can scroll dialog panels like in transclusions' templates' parameter listings (bugzilla:51739)
- Templates that only create meta-data and no display content at all (like Template:Use dmy dates) now can't be deleted accidentally or deliberately, but still don't show up (bugzilla:51322)
- FlaggedRevisions integration (bugzilla:49699)
- Edit summary will get the section title pre-added if you launched from a section edit link (bugzilla:50872)
- Hi there, Frze. I'm using STiki to revert the edits, so it does two edits at once automatically. The same thing can be done with the rollback tool. Very simple to do, hope this helps you! HairTalk 16:50, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
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It's been almost two weeks since the last newsletter, and a lot of improvements have been made during that time. The main things that people have noticed are significant improvements to speed for typing into long pages (bug 52012), scrolling (bug 52014) and deleting (bug 52013) on large pages. There have also been improvements to references, with the latest being support for list-defined references, which are <ref>s defined inside a <references> block (bug 51741). Users of Opera 12 and higher have had their web browser removed from the browser black-list, mostly as a result of work by a volunteer developer (bug 36000). Opera has not been fully white-listed yet, so these users will get an additional warning and request to report problems.
Significant changes were made to the user interface to de-emphasize VisualEditor. This has cut the use of VisualEditor by approximately one-third. You can read about these at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Updates/August 1, 2013, but they include:
- Re-ordering links to the editors to put "Edit source" first and VisualEditor second
- Renaming the link for VisualEditor to "Editbeta"
- Disabling the animation for section editing.
- Changing all labels for the classic wikitext editor to say "Edit source", regardless of namespace.
There have also been many smaller fixes, including these:
- Horizontal alignment of images working correctly on more pages (bug 51995)
- Categories with ':'s in their names (like Category:Wikipedia:Privacy) now work correctly (bug 51902)
- Keyboard shortcut for "clear annotations" - now Control+\ or ⌘ Command+\ (bug 51507)
- Fixed corruption bugs that led to duplicate categories (bug 52238) and improper collapsing when multiple new references were added in a row (bug 52228).
- Improvements to display elements: The save dialog in Monobook is restored to normal size (bug 50058), pop-up notices on save now look the same in VisualEditor as in wikitext editor (bug 39632), and the popup about using wikitext has a link to the definition of wikitext that now opens in a new window (bug 52093)
Most of the Wikimedia Foundation staff is traveling this week and next, so no updates are expected until at least August 15th. If you're going to be in Hong Kong for Wikimania 2013, say hello to James Forrester, Philippe Beaudette, and the other members of the VisualEditor team.
As always, if you have questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 23:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
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Both VisualEditor and MediaWiki were upgraded recently. For VisualEditor, this is the long-awaited post-Wikimania update with many bug fixes and enhancements. Work also continues on speed at opening and during use, as well as on the bugs reported here and at other Wikipedias. The full report is at Mediawiki.
References are displaying properly, even when nested (bug 50749) or in image captions (bug 52427). Reference lists are now always fully populated with references (bug 50094). Firefox users can insert an existing reference in the first paragraph (bug 52159). Opera users no longer see corruption of categories when a reference was added (bug 50385).
Stray spaces are being stripped from the start of paragraphs to end one of the common <nowiki> problems (bug 51462). We also fixed a round-tripping bug that caused desirable whitespace in templates (used to make templates more legible, e.g., by putting each parameter in an infobox on a separate line) to get corrupted (bug 51150).
Wikilink handling was improved. Users are not allowed to create internal links to invalid titles (titles that are actually impossible due to limits on acceptable character combinations in titles, not redlinks) (bug 33094). You can extend wikilinks, but it won't do so over a wordbreak (like a space) (bugs 49931 and 51463).
A handful of fixes to the user interface were made. The toolbar doesn't float over personal tools after opening a dialog or the inspector (bug 52441). Toolbars were also re-written to be collapsible/expandable, with room for more icons. Buttons in dialogs can now be activated using the Tab ↹ and ⇧ Shift+Tab ↹ key commands (bug 50047). This saves time for editors, because you don't need to take your hands off the keyboard to click a button. We fixed a handful of bugs that affected only certain articles or certain browsers, including toolbar buttons in Firefox (bug 51986) and dialog panels that didn't always scroll correctly (bug 51739). Bugs with undo/redo getting confused have been fixed (bug 52113).
Images, in addition to getting references displaying correctly, also saw improvements with a set-empty
|link= parameter no longer corrupted (51963). We corrected thumbnail images' display so that they look don't wrong in some contexts (bug 51995). Inserted images no longer explicitly set their alignment, but instead inherit the default position in compliance with the Manual of Style (bug 51851).
More edit notices, warnings, and metadata like information about Pending Changes on an article now appear as appropriate (bug 49699). When new articles are created, users are now shown the <newarticletext> message (bug 51459). VisualEditor now handles templates that set "meta" items (like a category) and nothing else better (bug 51322). If the database is locked when a user tries to save with VisualEditor, they now get a message telling them as such and an opportunity to try again, rather than a silent failure (bug 51636).
When you save the page, having the default preference set to "mark all my edits as minor by default" no longer overrides the setting in the save dialog (bug 51515). If you open VisualEditor from a section edit link, the section's title will be pre-filled in in the edit summary box when you go to save it (bug 50872). The size of the save dialog box in the Monobook skin has been fixed (bug 50058). Also, wikipage content handlers like sortable tables are re-run automatically after saving (bug 51565).
A very early version of the mathematics equation editor is now available for testing on mw:Mediawiki. If you would like to help improve the user interface for math editor, please test out the extension at mw:Mediawiki:Sandbox and leave your comments directly at the discussion page for the Math Node User Interface at Mediawiki. You should be able to use your regular username and password should to login to Mediawiki.
For other questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and other ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 17:41, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
I found the bug
Regarding LaSalle High School Wikipedia Article
I am a former student of LaSalle High School in Niagara Falls, NY myself. I would like to add that LaSalle Junior High School is now LaSalle Preparatory School. Is that okay or not? Please inform. Thanks. I will be checking back soon. Thanks again. Frschoonover (talk) 13:57, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
The way that I would do it is this; "not to be confused with the former LaSalle Junior High School, which is now LaSalle Preparatory School, also located in Niagara Falls." I would also add that the nickname "Explorers" is now being used by the Preparatory School. Again, I will be checking back soon. Thanks again. Frschoonover (talk) 14:01, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure!
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