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3 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Kismet (song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
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4 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Pred da se razdeni (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
6 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Straight Into Love (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
12 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Morača Sports Center (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
43 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Greenock Academy (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
57 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Valentina Monetta (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
65 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start The Ohio University Marching 110 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
500 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Asaf Avidan (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
1 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Maria Scutti (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
14 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Despina Olympiou (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
81 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: B Nostradamus in popular culture (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
541 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: FA Big Brother 14 (U.S.) (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Unencyclopaedic
8 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: GA Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
950 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: C AlunaGeorge (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
62 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Mocedades (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
504 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: B MAPK/ERK pathway (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
101 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Eurovision Song Contest 2004 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
81 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: B Osman Ali Atto (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
7 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: GA, Predicted class: GA Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Wikify
5 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Charmed, I'm Sure (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
2 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Jovan Ilić (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
2 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Milan Ćurčin (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
8 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Crisalide (Vola) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
18 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Andrius Pojavis (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
3 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Stadion Topolica (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
2 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start Jennifer Newstead (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
4 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Samo shampioni (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
2 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Kelley Becherer (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub

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WikiProject Eurovision Newsletter - October 2013[edit]

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The Signpost: 09 October 2013[edit]

VisualEditor newsletter on 16 October 2013[edit]

VisualEditor is still being updated every Thursday. As usual, what is now running on the English Wikipedia had a test run at Mediawiki during the previous week. If you haven't done so already, you can turn on VisualEditor by going to your preferences and choosing the item, "Enable VisualEditor. It will be available in the following namespaces: $1".

The reference dialog for all Wikipedias, especially the way it handles citation templates, is being redesigned. Please offer suggestions and opinions at mw:VisualEditor/Design/Reference Dialog. (Use your Wikipedia username/password to login there.) You can also drag and drop references (select the reference, then hover over the selected item until your cursor turns into the drag-and-drop tool). This also works for some templates, images, and other page elements (but not yet for text or floated items). References are now editable when they appear inside a media item's caption (bug 50459).

There were a number of miscellaneous fixes made: Firstly, there was a bug that meant that it was impossible to move the cursor using the keyboard away from a selected node (like a reference or template) once it had been selected (bug 54443). Several improvements have been made to scrollable windows, panels, and menus when they don't fit on the screen or when the selected item moves off-screen. Editing in the "slug" at the start of a page no longer shows up a chess pawn character ("♙") in some circumstances (bug 54791). Another bug meant that links with a final punctuation character in them broke extending them in some circumstances (bug 54332). The "page settings" dialog once again allows you to remove categories (bug 54727). There have been some problems with deployment scripts, including one that resulted in VisualEditor being broken for an hour or two at all Wikipedias (bug 54935). Finally, snowmen characters ("☃") no longer appear near newly added references, templates and other nodes (bug 54712).

Looking ahead: Development work right now is on rich copy-and-paste abilities, quicker addition of citation templates in references, setting media items' options (such as being able to put images on the left), switching into wikitext mode, and simplifying the toolbar. A significant amount of work is being done on other languages during this month. If you speak a language other than English, you can help with translating the documentation.

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) (talk) 18:43, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

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Articles you might like to edit, from SuggestBot[edit]

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IMPORTANT CHANGES: We have modified the selection of articles SuggestBot suggests and altered the design to incorporate more information about the articles, as described in this explanation.

Note: All columns in this table are sortable, allowing you to rearrange the table so the articles most interesting to you are shown at the top. All images have mouse-over popups with more information.

Views/Day Quality Title Content Headings Images Links Sources Tagged with…
49 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
7 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Heysel Plateau (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
20 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Frederick Zugibe (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
177 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Henry Hugglemonster (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
60 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
44 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: B Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
60 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B France in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
6 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Stoyan Yankoulov (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
43 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: C Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
65 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: C Voting at the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
17 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start D'Nash (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
13 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Radja (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
8,965 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: GA USB (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Unencyclopaedic
1,162 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Srihari (actor) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
95 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Idioteque (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
13 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: C Unsuccessful Eurovision Song Contest applicants (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
3 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Lloigoroth (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
39 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Irregular chess opening (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
5 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Casinò Lugano (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
62 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Massey Hall (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
37 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
1 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Rydell & Quick (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
11 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Masquerade (band) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
9 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: GA Loreen Tour (talk) 2.0 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 2.0 Orphan
19 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: B The Katie Melua Collection (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
5 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Something (Andrius Pojavis song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
1 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Yang Bozun (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
0 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Serhiy Klippert (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
16 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Gravity (Zlata Ognevich song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
93 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub B&W Hallerne (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub

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Views/Day 
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Quality 
Predicted article quality on a 1- to 3-star scale. Placing your cursor over the stars should give you a pop-up describing the article's quality (Low/Medium/High), current assessment class, and predicted assessment class.

The method we use to predict article quality also allows us to assess whether an article might need specific types of work in order to improve its quality. The work needed might not correspond to cleanup tags added to the article, since our method is not based on those. We have added five columns reflecting this work assessment, where a red X indicates improvement is needed. Placing your cursor over an X should give you a pop-up with a short description of the work needed. The five columns seek to answer the following five questions:

Content 
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Links 
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WikiCup 2013 October newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our champion, for the second year running, is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Our final nine were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)
  3. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  4. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions)
  5. New South Wales Casliber (submissions)
  6. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions)
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions)
  8. Poland Piotrus (submissions)
  9. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions)

All those who reached the final win prizes, and prizes will also be going to the following participants:

  • New South Wales Casliber (submissions) wins the FA prize, for four featured articles in round 4, worth 400 points.
  • Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) wins the GA prize, for 20 good articles in round 3, worth 600 points.
  • Portland, Oregon Another Believer (submissions) wins the FL prize, for four featured lists in round 2, worth 180 points.
  • Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) wins the FP prize, for 23 featured pictures in round 5, worth 805 point.
  • Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) wins the FPo prize, for 2 featured portals in round 3, worth 70 points.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) wins the topic prize, for a 23-article featured topic in round 5, worth 230 points.
  • Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) wins the DYK prize, for 79 did you know articles in round 5, worth 570 points.
  • Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions) wins the ITN prize, for 23 in the news articles in round 4, worth 270 points.
  • United States Ed! (submissions) wins the GAR prize, for 24 good article reviews in round 1, worth 96 points.
  • The judges are awarding the Oddball Barnstar to British Empire The C of E (submissions), for some curious contributions in earlier rounds.
  • Finally, the judges are awarding Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) the Geography Barnstar for her work on sea, now a featured article. This top-importance article was the highest-scoring this year; when it was promoted to FA status, Cwmhiraeth could claim 720 points.

Prizes will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition. While it has been an excellent year, errors have opened up the judges' eyes to the need for a third judge, and it is with pleasure that we announce that experienced WikiCup participant Miyagawa will be acting as a judge from now on. We hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the team.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. Brainstorming and discussion remains open for how next year's competition will work, and straw polls will be opened by the judges soon. Those interested in friendly competition may also like to keep an eye on the stub contest, being organised by Casliber. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:32, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 October 2013[edit]

Invitation[edit]

There is a backstage pass coming up to be followed by an editathon in the State Library of New South Wales on 23 November. This is the first time that an Australian cultural institution has opened its doors to us in this way and will be a special opportunity because the Library is providing: one of its best rooms; its expert curators (along with their expertise and their white gloves); a newly launched website (containing new resources); and of course, items from its collection (including rare and usually unavailable material) which we can look at, learn from, and use, to improve WP articles. For example, on the chosen topic (Australia and WWI), the Library holds many diaries and manuscripts from the period.

As you can see from the Library's project page, they have connected this editathon with their own work. They have already set out a wide range of resources to make things easier for us. Please sign up on the editathon project page if you can participate either online or in person with other Wikipedians. Hope to see you there! Lankiveil (speak to me) 10:59, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Eurovision Newsletter - November 2013[edit]

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VisualEditor newsletter for November 2013[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked on some feature changes, major infrastructure improvements to make the system more stable, dependable and extensible, some minor toolbar improvements, and fixing bugs.

A new form parsing library for language characters in Parsoid caused the corruption of pages containing diacritics for about an hour two weeks ago. Relatively few pages at the English Wikipedia were affected, but this created immediate problems at some other Wikipedias, sometimes affecting several dozen pages. The development teams for Parsoid and VisualEditor apologize for the serious disruption and thank the people who reported this emergency at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and on the public IRC channel, #mediawiki-visualeditor.

There have been dozens of changes since the last newsletter. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Accidental deletion of infoboxes and other items: You now need to press the Delete or ← Backspace key twice to delete a template, reference or image. The first time, the item becomes selected, and the second time, it is removed. The need to press the delete key twice should make it more obvious what you are doing and help avoid accidental removals of infoboxes and similar (bug 55336).
  • Switch from VisualEditor to the wikitext editor: A new feature lets you make a direct, one-way editing interface change, which will preserve your changes without needing to save the page and re-open it in the wikitext editor (bug 50687). It is available in a new menu in the action buttons by the Cancel button (where the "Page Settings" button used to be). Note that this new feature is not currently working in Firefox.
  • Categories and Languages are also now directly available in that menu. The category suggestions drop-down was appearing in the wrong place rather than below its input box, which is now fixed. An incompatibility between VisualEditor and the deployed Parsoid service that prevented editing categories and language links was fixed.
  • File:, Help: and Category: namespaces: VisualEditor was enabled for these namespaces the on all wikis (bug 55968), the Portal: and Viquiprojecte: namespaces on the Catalan Wikipedia (bug 56000), and the Portal: and Book: namespaces on the English Wikipedia (bug 56001).
  • Media item resizing: We improved how files are viewed in a few ways. First, inline media items can now be resized in the same way that has been possible with block ones (like thumbnails) before. When resizing a media item, you can see a live preview of how it will look as you drag it (bug 54298). While you are dragging an image to resize it, we now show a label with the current dimensions (bug 54297). Once you have resized it, we fetch a new, higher resolution image for the media item if necessary (bug 55697). Manual setting of media item sizes in their dialog is nearly complete and should be available next week. If you hold down the Shift key whilst resizing an image, it will now snap to a 10 pixel grid instead of the normal free-hand sizing. The media item resize label now is centered while resizing regardless of which tool you use to resize it.
  • Undo and redo: A number of improvements were made to the transactions system which make undoing and redoing more reliable during real-time collaboration (bug 53224).
  • Save dialogue: The save page was re-written to use the same code as all other dialogs (bug 48566), and in the process fixed a number of issues. The save dialog is re-accessible if it loses focus (bug 50722), or if you review a null edit (bug 53313); its checkboxes for minor edit, watch the page, and flagged revisions options now layout much more cleanly (bug 52175), and the tab order of the buttons is now closer to what users will expect (bug 51918). There was a bug in the save dialog that caused it to crash if there was an error in loading the page from Parsoid, which is now fixed.
  • Links to other articles or pages sometimes sent people to invalid pages. VisualEditor now keeps track of the context in which you loaded the page, which lets us fix up links in document to point to the correct place regardless of what entry point you launched the editor from—so the content of pages loaded through /wiki/Foobar?veaction=edit and /w/index.php?title=Foobar&veaction=edit both now have text links that work if triggered (bug 48915).
  • Toolbar links: A bug that caused the toolbar's menus to get shorter or even blank when scrolled down the page in Firefox is now fixed (bug 55343).
  • Numbered external links: VisualEditor now supports Parsoid's changed representation of numbered external links (bug 53505).
  • Removed empty templates: We also fixed an issue that meant that completely empty templates became impossible to interact with inside VisualEditor, as they didn't show up (bug 55810).
  • Mathematics formulae: If you would like to try the experimental LaTeX mathematics tool in VisualEditor, you will need to opt-in to Beta Features. This is currently available on Meta-wiki, Wikimedia Commons, and Mediawiki.org. It will be available on all other Wikimedia sites on 21 November.
  • Browser testing support: If you are interested in technical details, the browser tests were expanded to cover some basic cursor operations, which uncovered an issue in our testing framework that doesn't work with cursoring in Firefox; the Chrome tests continue to fail due to a bug with the welcome message for that part of the testing framework.
  • Load time: VisualEditor now uses content language when fetching Wikipedia:TemplateData information, so reducing bandwidth use, and users on multi-language or multi-script wikis now get TemplateData hinting for templates as they would expect (bug 50888).
  • Reuse of VisualEditor: Work on spinning out the user experience (UX) framework from VisualEditor into oojs-ui, which lets other teams at Wikimedia (like Flow) and gadget authors re-use VisualEditor UX components, is now complete and is being moved to a shared code repository.
  • Support for private wikis: If you maintain a private wiki at home or at work, VisualEditor now supports editing of private wikis, by forwarding the Cookie: HTTP header to Parsoid ($wgVisualEditorParsoidForwardCookies set to true) (bug 44483). (Most private wikis will also need to install Parsoid and node.js, as VisualEditor requires them.)

Looking ahead:

  • VisualEditor will be released to some of the smaller Wikipedias on 02 December 2013. If you are active at one or more smaller Wikipedias where VisualEditor is not yet generally available, please see the list at VisualEditor/Rollouts.
  • Public office hours on IRC to discuss VisualEditor with Product Manager James Forrester will be held on Monday, 2 December, at 1900 UTC and on Tuesday, 3 December, at 0100 UTC. Bring your questions. Logs will be posted on Meta after each office hour completes.
  • In terms of feature improvements, one of the major infrastructure projects affects how inserting characters works, both using your computer's built-in Unicode input systems and through a planned character inserter tool for VisualEditor. The forthcoming rich copying and pasting feature was extended and greater testing is currently being done. Work continues to support the improved reference dialog to quickly add citations based on local templates.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 22:08, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Still active?[edit]

Hi. Are you still active and interested in working on articles about Paralympic swimmers? --LauraHale (talk) 16:45, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

I'm currently working on improving Enrique Floriano Millan, Michelle Alonso Morales, Sarai Gascón Moreno, Miguel Luque Avila, Sebastián Rodríguez (swimmer), Enhamed Enhamed, Deborah Font Jimenez, Israel Oliver Peña, Marta Gómez (swimmer), Teresa Perales, José Antonio Mari-Alcaraz. These are main space and some of them might be easy reaches for DYKs. I'm also working on Begoña Curero Sastre, Albert Gelis, Jesus Collado, Esther Morales, Lorena Homar Lopez in my user space. I am looking for sources to assist with notability. If you can improve any enough to make them DYK eligible, I would be happy to nominate and or credit you. :) --LauraHale (talk) 10:39, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter • 19 December 2013[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked on some toolbar improvements, fixing bugs, and improving support for Indic languages as well as other languages with complex characters. The current focus is on improving the reference dialog and expanding the new character inserter tool.

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  • There is a new character inserter, which you can find in the new "insert" menu, with a capital Omega ("Ω"). It's a very basic set of characters. Your feedback on the character inserter is wanted here.
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Project Eurovision Newsletter[edit]

Hi Lucky,

Welcome to the newsletter team. As you know, the newsletter is now done in two parts. There's the statistic section which is posted out to members, and the newsletter itself. Wikipedia:WikiProject Eurovision/Newsletters/January 2014/Delivery is the statistical piece. When we make new ones we just change the title to the corresponding month. And I copy/paste the template and adjust accordingly. Wikipedia:WikiProject Eurovision/Newsletters/January 2014 are the main newsletters, again I change the month title accordingly when making new ones.

The distribution is a tricky one. We'll need to get you added to the distributors list for EdwardsBot (talk · contribs), so that you may send out the newsletters too. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. Wes Mᴥuse 13:32, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Lucky,
To add news to the newsletter, you simply edit as if it were an article. Each section is divided when you enter the editing screen. Depending on what the news is referring to, would depend on which section you would add the corresponding piece. For example, if there's a news suggestion about Turkvizyon, then we'd add that relevant piece under Turkvizyon. Don't worry about people seeing what has been written too soon, as they'd need to know where to look in order to see it. Members would only get to view the newsletter once the delivery has bee published. Feel free to experiment on the newsletter, and don't worry if anything goes wrong, as we can always revert back to the original version. That's how I first started with the newsletter, I merely did edit tests and played around with the newsletter until I became familiarised with it. Wes Mᴥuse 14:33, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy New Year Lucky102![edit]

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Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, Northamerica1000(talk) 07:08, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


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ProjectEurovision Monthly Newsletter - January 2014[edit]

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Farid Hasanov won Türkvizyon Song Contest 2013 for Azerbaijan
Malta to host Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

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VisualEditor newsletter for Janaury 2014[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked mostly minor features and fixing bugs. A few significant bugs include working around a bug in CSSJanus that was wrongly flipping images used in some templates in right-to-left (RTL) environments (bug 50910) a major bug that meant inserting any template or other transclusion failed (bug 59002), a major but quickly resolved problem due to an unannounced change in MediaWiki core, which caused VisualEditor to crash on trying to save (bug 59867). This last bugs did not appear on any Wikipedia. Additionally, significant work has been done in the background to make VisualEditor work as an independent editing system.

As of today, VisualEditor is now available as an opt-out feature to all users at 149 active Wikipedias.

  • The character inserter tool in the "Insert" menu has a very basic set of characters. The character inserter is especially important for languages that use Latin and Cyrillic alphabets with unusual characters or frequent diacritics. Your feedback on the character inserter is requested. In addition to feedback from any interested editor, the developers would particularly like to hear from anyone who speaks any of the 50+ languages listed under Phase 5 at mw:VisualEditor/Rollouts, including Breton, Mongolian, Icelandic, Welsh, Afrikaans, Macedonian, and Azerbaijani.
  • meta:Office hours on IRC have been heavily attended recently. The next one will be held this coming Wednesday, 22 January at 23:00 UTC.
  • You can now edit some of the page settings in the "options" dialog – __NOTOC__ and __FORCETOC__ as selection (forced on, forced off, or default setting; bugs 56866 and 56867) and __NOEDITSECTION__ as a checkbox (bug 57166).
  • The automated browser tests were adjusted to speed them up and bind more correctly to list items in lists, and updated to a newer version of their ruby dependencies. You can monitor the automated browser tests' results (triggered every twelve hours) live on the server.
  • Wikipedia:VisualEditor/User guide was updated recently to show some new and upcoming features.

Looking ahead: The character formatting menu on the toolbar will get a drop-down indicator next Thursday. The reference and media items will be the first two listed in the Insert menu. The help menu will get a page listing the keyboard shortcuts. Looking further out, image handling will be improved, including support for alignment (left, right, and center) and better control over image size (including default and upright sizes). The developers are also working on support for editing redirects and image galleries.

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The Signpost: 15 January 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 22 January 2014[edit]

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1,615 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2013) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
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40 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: A For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
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475 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: B Carnation Revolution (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
1 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
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10 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: C Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Expand
184 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Eurovision Song Contest 2005 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
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149 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: B One (Swedish House Mafia song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
105 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Change Me (Justin Bieber song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
220 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Confident (song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
23 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Connecticut Tigers (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
384 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: B Arash (singer) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
37 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: GA Estelle discography (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
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1 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Mount Hollywood Congregational Church (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
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234 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Poland at the 2014 Winter Olympics (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
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WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup points.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 January 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 29 January 2014[edit]

Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup![edit]

Hello Lucky102, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition began on 1 January. There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close imminently, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:38, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 February 2014[edit]

VisualEditor Newsletter—February 2014[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked on some small changes to the user interface, such as moving the reference item to the top of the Insert menu, as well as some minor features and fixing bugs, especially for rich copying and pasting of references.

The biggest change was the addition of more features to the image dialog, including the ability to set alignment (left, right, center), framing options (thumbnail, frame, frameless, and none), adding alt text, and defining the size manually. There is still some work to be done here, including a quick way to set the default size.

Looking ahead: The link tool will tell you when you're linking to a disambiguation or redirect page. The warning about wikitext will hide itself after you remove the wikitext markup in that paragraph. Support for creating and editing redirects is in the pipeline. Looking further out, image handling will be improved, including default and upright sizes. The developers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments, some behavioral magic words like DISPLAYTITLE, and in-line language setting (dir="rtl").

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 04:21, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 19 February 2014[edit]

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206 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Eurovision Song Contest 2006 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
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226 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: A Kabyle people (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
72 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
47 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start 2014 in India (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
55 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Lys Assia (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
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16 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
278 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: B Give Me Everything (Pitbull song) (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 2.0 Expand
90 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: B Nostradamus in popular culture (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
209 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: GA She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
44 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Stacey Bess (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
5 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
39 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub E.I. (song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
872 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: GA AlunaGeorge (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 2.0 Merge
12 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: GA, Predicted class: GA Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Wikify
38 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Corry Brokken (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
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The Signpost: 26 February 2014[edit]

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

(test) The Signpost: 05 March 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 12 March 2014[edit]

VisualEditor newsletter—March 2014[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has mostly worked on changes to the template and image dialogs.

The biggest change in the last few weeks was the redesign of the template dialog. The template dialog now opens in a simplified mode that lists parameters and their descriptions. (The complex multi-item transclusion mode can be reached by clicking on "Show options" from inside the simplified template dialog.) Template parameters now have a bigger, auto-sizing input box for easier editing.  With today's update, searching for template parameters will become case-insensitive, and required template parameters will display an asterisk (*) next to their edit boxes. In addition to making it quicker and easier to see everything when you edit typical templates, this work was necessary to prepare for the forthcoming simplified citation dialog. The main priority in the coming weeks is building this new citation dialog, with the ultimate goal of providing autofill features for ISBNs, URLs, DOIs and other quick-fills. This will add a new button on the toolbar, with the citation templates available picked by each wiki's community. Concept drawings can be seen at mw:VisualEditor/Design/Reference Dialog. Please share your ideas about making referencing quick and easy with the designers.

  • The link tool now tells you when you're linking to a disambiguation or redirect page. Pages that exist, but are not indexed by the search engine, are treated like non-existent pages (bug 54361http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54361).
  • Wikitext warnings will now hide when you remove wikitext from the paragraph you are editing.
  • The character inserter tool in the "Insert" menu has been slightly redesigned, to introduce larger buttons. Your suggestions for more significant changes to the special character inserter are still wanted.
  • The page options menu (three bars, next to the Cancel button) has expanded. You can create and edit redirect pages, set page options like __STATICREDIRECT__, __[NO]INDEX__ and __[NO]NEWEDITSECTION__, and more.  New keyboard shortcuts are listed there, and include undoing the last action, clearing formatting, and showing the shortcut help window. If you switch from VisualEditor to wikitext editing, your edit will now be tagged.
  • It is easier to edit images. There are more options and they are explained better. If you add new images to pages, they will also be default size.  You can now set image sizes to the default, if another size was previously specified. Full support for upright sizing systems, which more readily adapt image sizes to the reader's screen size, is planned.
  • VisualEditor adds fake blank lines so you can put your cursor there. These "slugs" are now smaller than normal blank lines, and are animated to be different from actual blank lines.
  • You can use the Ctrl+Alt+S or  Command+ Option+S shortcuts to open the save window, and you can preview your edit summary when checking your changes in the save window.
  • After community requests, VisualEditor has been deployed to the Interlingual Occidental Wikipedia, the Portuguese Wikibooks, and the French Wikiversity.
  • Any community can ask for custom icons for their language in the character formatting menu (bold, italic, etc.) by making a request on Bugzilla or by contacting Product Manager James Forrester.

The developers apologize for a regression bug with the deployment on 6 March 2014, which caused the incorrect removal of |upright size definitions on a handful of pages on the English Wikipedia, among others. The root cause was fixed, and the broken pages were fixed soon after.

Looking ahead:  Several template dialogs will become more compact. Looking further out, the developers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments. You will be able to see the Table of Contents change live as you edit the page, rather than it being hidden. In-line language setting (dir="rtl") may be offered to a few Wikipedias soon.

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The Signpost: 26 March 2014[edit]

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 23 April 2014[edit]

VisualEditor newsletter—April 2014[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has mostly worked on performance improvements, image settings, and preparation for a simplified citation template tool in its own menu.

  • In an oft-requested improvement, VisualEditor now displays red links (links to non-existent pages) in the proper color. Links to sister projects and external URLs are still the same blue as local links.
  • You can now open templates by double-clicking them or by selecting them and pressing  Return.  This also works for references, images, galleries, mathematical equations, and other "nodes".
  • VisualEditor has been disabled for pages that were created as translations of other pages using the Translate extension (common at Meta and MediaWiki.org). If a page has been marked for translation, you will see a warning if you try to edit it using VisualEditor.
  • When you try to edit protected pages with VisualEditor, the full protection notice and most recent log entry are displayed. Blocked users see the standard message for blocked users.
  • The developers fixed a bug that caused links on sub-pages to point to the wrong location.
  • The size-changing controls in the advanced settings section of the media or image dialog were simplified further. VisualEditor's media dialog supports more image display styles, like borderless images.
  • If there is not enough space on your screen to display all of the tabs (for instance, if your browser window is too narrow), the second edit tab will now fold into the drop-down menu (where the "Move" item is currently housed). On the English Wikipedia, this moves the "Edit beta" tab into the menu; on most projects, it moves the "Edit source" tab. This is only enabled in the default Vector skin, not for Monobook users. See this image for an example showing the "Edit source" and "View history" tabs after they moved into the drop-down menu.
  • After community requests, VisualEditor has been deployed as an opt-in feature at Meta and on the French Wikinews.
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Looking ahead:  A new, locally controlled menu of citation templates will put citations immediately in front of users. You will soon be able to see the Table of Contents while editing. Support for upright image sizes (preferred for accessibility) is being developed. In-line language setting (dir="rtl") will be offered as a Beta Feature soon. Looking further out, the developers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments. It will be possible to upload images to Commons from inside VisualEditor.

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166 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Stub Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
138 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
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317 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: A Menachem Mendel Schneerson (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Add sources
26 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start BBC Introducing (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
518 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: GA, Predicted class: A National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Add sources
103 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
122 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: C Voting at the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
85 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Unheilig (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
2,454 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: GA FIFA 14 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Expand
4 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Casinò Lugano (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
96 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Annie Nightingale (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
8 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
121 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: Start Straight Up (Paula Abdul song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
9 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C St. Patrick's Classical School (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
17 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Trip rock (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
47 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start Distinct (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
27 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start Pride of Britain Awards (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
10 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
9 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: GA, Predicted class: FA Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Wikify
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The Signpost: 30 April 2014[edit]

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 May 2014[edit]

WikiProject Eurovision Newsletter - Issue 39[edit]

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The Signpost: 14 May 2014[edit]

VisualEditor newsletter—May 2014[edit]

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The cite menu offers quick access to up to five citation templates.  If your wiki has enabled the "Cite" menu, press "Cite" and select the appropriate template from the menu.

Existing citations that use these templates can be edited either using the "Cite" tool or by selecting the reference and choosing the "Basic" item in the "Insert" menu.

Read the user guide for more information.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has mostly worked on the new citation tool, improving performance, reducing technical debt, and other infrastructure needs.

The biggest change in the last few weeks is the new citation template menu, labeled "Cite". The new citation menu offers a locally configurable list of citation templates on the main toolbar. It adds or opens references using the simplified template dialog that was deployed last month. This tool is in addition to the "Basic" item in the "Insert" menu, and it is not displayed unless it has been configured for that wiki. To enable this tool on your wiki, see the instructions at VisualEditor/Citation tool.

Eventually, the VisualEditor team plans to add autofill features for these citations. When this long-awaited feature is created, you could add an ISBN, URL, DOI or other identifier to the citation tool, and VisualEditor would automatically fill in as much information for that source as possible. The concept drawings can be seen at mw:VisualEditor/Design/Reference Dialog, and your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted.

  • There is a new Beta Feature for setting content language and direction.  This allows editors who have opted in to use the "Language" tool in the "Insert" menu to add HTML span tags that label text with the language and as being left-to-right (LTR) or right-to-left (RTL), like this:  <span lang="en" dir="ltr">English</span>. This tool is most useful for pages whose text combines multiple languages with different directions, common on Right-to-Left wikis.
  • The tool for editing mathematics formulae in VisualEditor has been slightly updated and is now available to all users, as the "Formula" item in the "Insert" menu. It uses LaTeX like in the wikitext editor.
  • The layout of template dialogs has been changed, putting the label above the field.  Parameters are now called "fields", to avoid a technical term that many editors are unfamiliar with.
  • TemplateData has been expanded:  You can now add "suggested" parameters in TemplateData, and VisualEditor will display them in the template dialogs like required ones.  "Suggested" is recommended for parameters that are commonly used, but not actually required to make the template work.  There is also a new type for TemplateData parameters: wiki-file-name, for file names.  The template tool can now tell you if a parameter is marked as being obsolete.
  • Some templates that previously displayed strangely due to absolute CSS positioning hacks should now display correctly.
  • Several messages have changed: The notices shown when you save a page have been merged into those used in the wikitext editor, for consistency.  The message shown when you "<visualeditor-toolbar-cancel>" out of an edit is clearer. The beta dialog notice, which is shown the first time you open VisualEditor, will be hidden for logged-in users via a user preference rather than a cookie.  As a result of this change, the beta notice will show up one last time for all logged-in users on their next VisualEditor use after Thursday's upgrade.
  • Adding a category that is a redirect to another category prompts you to add the target category instead of the redirect.
  • In the "Media" dialog, it is no longer possible to set a redundant border for thumbnail and framed images.
  • There is a new Template Documentation Editor for TemplateData.  You can test it by editing a documentation subpage (not a template page) at Mediawiki.org: edit mw:Template:Sandbox/doc, and then click "Manage template documentation" above the wikitext edit box.  If your community would like to use this TemplateData editor at your project, please contact product manager James Forrester or file an enhancement request in Bugzilla.
  • There have been multiple small changes to the appearance:  External links are shown in the same light blue color as in MediaWiki.  This is a lighter shade of blue than the internal links.  The styling of the "Style text" (character formatting) drop-down menu has been synchronized with the recent font changes to the Vector skin.  VisualEditor dialogs, such as the "Save page" dialog, now use a "loading" animation of moving lines, rather than animated GIF images.  Other changes were made to the appearance upon opening a page in VisualEditor which should make the transition between reading and editing be smoother.
  • The developers merged in many minor fixes and improvements to MediaWiki interface integration (e.g., edit notices), and made VisualEditor handle Education Program pages better.
  • At the request of the community, VisualEditor has been deployed to Commons as an opt-in. It is currently available by default for 161 Wikipedia language editions and by opt-in through Beta Features at all others, as well as on several non-Wikipedia sites.

Looking ahead:  The toolbar from the PageTriage extension will no longer be visible inside VisualEditor. More buttons and icons will be accessible from the keyboard.  The "Keyboard shortcuts" link will be moved out of the "Page options" menu, into the "Help" menu. Support for upright image sizes (preferred for accessibility) and inline images is being developed. You will be able to see the Table of Contents while editing. Looking further out, the developers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments. VisualEditor will be available to all users on mobile devices and tablet computers. It will be possible to upload images to Commons from inside VisualEditor.

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1,239 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
558 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
566 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
276 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
351 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: B Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
9 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Heysel Plateau (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
17 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: C Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
48 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: GA My Ruin (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 2.0 Cleanup
357 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: FA We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Cleanup
1,668 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: GA Alexander Rybak (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Expand
1,738 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B Johnny Logan (singer) (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
16 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Bledar Sejko (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
20,656 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: GA Eurovision Song Contest (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Unencyclopaedic
26 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
11 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
2 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Navan Man (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
629 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Fl, Predicted class: FA Miley Cyrus discography (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Merge
1,859 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: GA Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 2.0 Merge
31 3.0 Quality: High, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: GA Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Wikify
6 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start Christina Schilling (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
13 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Mathé Altéry (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
0 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Belfast Harlequins Ladies Rugby (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
1 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Albert Sadacca (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
1 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub Asia Society (AustralAsia Centre) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
19 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Here We Go (PeR song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
67 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Salomé (singer) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
20 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Michael von der Heide (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
10 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start An me thimasai (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
57 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Gravity (Zlata Ognevich song) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
11 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Jai Rowell (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Stub

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