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Welcome!

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Untagged image on commons[edit]

commons:Image:1579 Union d'Utrecht.png has no copyright tags. If you made it yourself or the authour put it under an acceptable license please tag it. If not then please put tag it for deletion.

Mbote![edit]

Good work on Lingala language — thanks for adding the phoneme inventory. mark 10:15, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

What are the copyright to Image:Edificios3.jpg?[edit]

I own the copyright and want to release it to the public domain. not sure how to do that here.

thanks gusperta@yahoo.com

Culture of DRC[edit]

I'm guessing you might have the expertise in improving the Culture of DRC article. Any suitable photos would be great too. - Xed 22:47, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

AfricaW / AfricaC[edit]

If the need should arise because of a future revision of the what goes where, a mention on WP:WSS/P would be appropriate. The resorting has already been done for this change, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a future revision as opinions change, since there isn't such an obvious boundary as is the case with South Asia for instance. Caerwine 13:41, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Digraphs & trigraphs[edit]

IMO it would be better to keep digraphs and trigraphs separate from single letters, regardless of whether they're treated as single letters in a given language, because there's interlanguage variation. There's already a category Category:Latin digraphs, we could perhaps rename it Category:Latin multigraphs.

Or do you think that wouldn't be a good idea? --Ptcamn 10:01, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

I don't know. I didn't notice there was a Ng (digraph) when I created Ng (letter), they should probably be merged . For the categories a Category:Latin trigraphs could be created, but I have nothing against renaming Category:Latin digraphs instead. ---moyogo 10:08, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

DRC portal[edit]

Okay, I started a DRC portal, but I am having a bit of a hard time (I should be ashamed) finding appropriate material for it. Please help. And let me in on the "Parliament" joke... Themalau 07:34, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Eek..[edit]

Sorry about that. Didn't know about the Congolese surnames. I put it back to the original title. The King of Kings 00:10, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

No prob ;-) --moyogo 00:13, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Kinshasa History[edit]

I see your comment on the Kinshasa talk page about the history section. If you know of any online sources with the info you have, I don't mind fixing up the history section to reflect the fact that the area was populated prior to the foundation of the city. A lot of African articles seem to be under-written in this way so any help would be greatly appreciated! Nach0king 18:48, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your swift response. I'll try to get some of this done over the weekend. Nach0king 11:57, 29 August 2006 (UTC)


to Moyogo, from a reader====about names or brandnames ,about the article of gang of Nijvel[edit]

Moyogo, Please,could you help me please?

What is the real meaning of the word irrelevant? An exemple:

If y write: "a gang made a hold up in a shop."

and if y write

"a gang made a hold up in a Delhaize

or Colruyt shop."

Do you know if it is relevant or not

to write the names(brandnames?)"Delhaize"or

"Colruyt"in such a case?Y don't know.

Maybe you do know?

A reader.22:28.13/10/2006 Belgium.


WikiProject Belgium[edit]

Hi,

I noted your contributions, you might be interested in this WikiProject?

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:57, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Images on commons[edit]

Absolutely! Not sure how to do this, but had no idea I ws uploading in an English-centric manner. Sorry. CApitol3 22:52, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Thesis page looks great! Excellent face. Jim CApitol3 22:53, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi Moyogo, i've uploaded the Requiem specimen. CApitol3 22:37, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

DRC[edit]

Moyogo - I only have province-level boundary data (or 1st level administrative) for DRC. I am always looking and expanding my dataset, so if I run across more I will let you know! :) Rarelibra 14:54, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

I just noticed [this web site] - if these are the 2nd level administrative zones, let me know and I will work on getting them digital. Rarelibra 14:58, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Hey Moyogo - I digitized the zones, and started the article HERE. If you need this layer in a digital file, contact me via email on wiki. Rarelibra 19:55, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

DIN specimen[edit]

Hi. Thank you for catching my error in the specimen for DIN 1451. CApitol3 16:25, 15 December 2006 (UTC) Hi Moyogo, that wrong face was DIN-Neuzeit Grotesk Light, I think a part of 1451 but not one of the two more recognized weights.CApitol3 16:39, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

DR Congo name - thanks![edit]

Thanks for clearing up the names of DR Congo at talk:Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo#History_of_the_country.27s_official_name!. Since 1997, it's been a confusing issue. - Thanks, Hoshie 11:01, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

French categories[edit]

Bonjour, Moyogo. I cannot think of another way to solve this - 45 categories is crazy, so some have to be removed. Not all of Canada is French speaking, but we put Canada. Categorise as a language of Africa (as many countries in Africa have French as a language), and Europe the same. Include France seperately and as well, as France is where French is from. For North America, there is no 'Languages of North America' category, and it's only spoken in Canada, so stick with 'languages of Canada'. Then the other countries which are in neither Africa, Europe or North America, add separately as they are few. I don't see any anti-African bias. Proto:: 15:43, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

I've made a suggestion on Talk:French language asking for comments, yours would be very helpful. Thanks, Proto:: 16:02, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Voiceless alveolar affricate[edit]

Actually, on my computer t͡s looks better than ts͡. I understand that there's something wrong with it. --Al-Bargit 14:14, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

I downloaded Mozilla and now my comp displays ts͡ correctly--Al-Bargit 17:28, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

African French[edit]

Hello! The article about "African French" does not say anything about the African dialects of French but just about where it is spoken. Maybe you, as a native French speaker could add something?? My native language is Swedish and unfortunately I don't know enough about the subject to be able to contribute. So if you can, Please help! Aaker 00:09, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Mobutu[edit]

thanks for the article. Quite neutral, considering he has fallen from grace...Galf 08:10, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Unicode Latin[edit]

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Didier Mbenga[edit]

Bonjour Moyogo. Awhile back (June 2006) you moved D. J. Mbenga from "Didier Ilunga-Mbenga" to "Didier Ilunga Mbenga. When I recently proposed to move the page to "D. J. Mbenga", some questions arose about his full name. My main question is whether "Ilunga" is his middle name, or his surname. Does he have two surnames? There was some debate about it here, and I was hoping that you could fill me in. NBA.com calls him Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, but I am confused why the hyphen is used sometimes, and other times it is not used at all. Thanks in advance. Bash Kash (talk) 18:26, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Ah, so he has two given names? Why do they use the hyphen? Perhaps the "Didier" was added when he came to Belgium. Bash Kash (talk) 05:19, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Interesting. Ok, thanks again! Bash Kash (talk) 19:41, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Help on Lingala Wikipedia[edit]

Hi! I've seen that you can speak Lingala and I want to ask you for help on that Wikipedia. Nowadays it's without people working there and, if you help translating some phrases, we can improve that Wikipedia. Could you help me there, please? --Jeneme (talk) 07:06, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Politie-Police.svg[edit]

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IMDb[edit]

Thanks for your edit to Coupling. Unfortunately, the IMDb is not considered by Wikipedia to be reliable as it relies on user-submitted content. Also, YouTube cannot usually be used as a reference because of copyright issues. Can you provide a more authoritative reference? The JPStalk to me 12:51, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

sp[edit]

It is pertinent; in all other words where there would be an s in front of a consonant at the beginning of a word (thus pronounced ʃ), it is written sch (as in Schnee, German for snow). And there are quite a few words where st is pronounced as st (even in the same syllable) like in selbst [zɛlpst] (self). --PeterTrompeter (talk) 17:09, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Yup, sorry. I wrote before I thoroughly thought. --Mᴏʏᴏɢᴏ/ ⁽ᵗᵃˡᵏ⁾

moving Mandombe alphabet[edit]

Kwamikagami's actions are currently under review at Wikipedia:Editor_assistance/Requests#Bulk_moving_of_scripts_relating_to_WikiProject_Writing_systems. I would welcome you input and assistance in this matter. VIWS talk 11:17, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Kinshasa Highway[edit]

I have removed the prod tag you placed on Kinshasa Highway, as per policy an article that has previously undergone a deletion discussion, as this one did back in 2006, is permanently ineligible for deletion via prod. I only did this to comply with process, and have no comment one way or the other on the merits of deletion. If you wish to pursue deletion, feel free to open another AfD. —KuyaBriBriTalk 14:51, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

SantasOnSteps.jpg Happy new year!
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year! Pass a Method talk 20:38, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

The Voice (Skyrim)[edit]

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Inchi ya Katanga[edit]

Do you know what "Inchi ya" means? That seems to be name of the State of Katanga in a native language.--Antemister (talk) 20:51, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I don't speak Swahili but that seems to be what "Inchi ya Katanga" means. Inchi is "State", and ya is "of". See for example on the stamp [1] where Inchi ya Katanga is next to État du Katanga in French. But of course it is not the only translation, inchi can mean depending on the context republic, country or nation [2]. See its entry on Kamusi.org which says nchi is the more standard form. --Moyogo/ (talk) 08:47, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
Ok, thank you. I typed sw:Inchi at the Swahili WP and the result was the word for Inch...--Antemister (talk) 19:36, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Mbayi Kafwemb  : Can you save it from deletion?[edit]

Hello Moyogo, I am trying to save this Congo related article from being deleted but I am not having any luck finding reliable sources in order to stop the deletion process. I've post a message at DR congo's talk page with the relevant links here. Do you know anything about this subject? Is his name transcribed in error hence why I can't find reliable sources? If so what is the common name and what other names are he known by? Thanks. Best regards. Tamsier (talk) 07:42, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of WorldBet[edit]

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{{Free and open source typography}}[edit]

Thanks for adding BT Vera and DejaVu to the list of Free OS fonts in the template! I thought about it but wasn't bold enough :) --Kakurady (talk) 00:05, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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eng[edit]

Eng was used by Alexander Gill the Elder, per the ref in that article. Don't know if we can trace it back further than that; I'll take a look at Crystal to see if he says anything. — kwami (talk) 01:19, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I’ve already checked Gill’s Logonomia Anglica. See Talk:Eng (letter)#Invented by Benjamin Franklin?. No mention of Old Icelandic in it (I might double check). I couldn’t find any reference to ŋ in Crystal’s encyclopedia. --Moyogo/ (talk) 01:32, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

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.

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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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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").

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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).
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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.
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  • 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.
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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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VisualEditor newsletter—May 2014[edit]

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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 "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.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback or by joining the office hours on Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 10:00 UTC. 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:VisualEditor/Newsletter for any project. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 22:16, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor global newsletter—June 2014[edit]

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The character formatting menu

Did you know?

The character formatting menu, or "Style text" menu lets you set bold, italic, and other text styles. "Clear formatting" removes all text styles and removes links to other pages.

Do you think that clear formatting should remove links? Are there changes you would like to see for this menu? Share your opinion at MediaWiki.org.

The user guide has information about how to use VisualEditor.

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

  • They have moved the "Keyboard shortcuts" link out of the "Page options" menu, into the "Help" menu. Within dialog boxes, buttons are now more accessible (via the Tab key) from the keyboard.
  • You can now see the target of the link when you click on it, without having to open the inspector.
  • The team also expanded TemplateData: You can now add a parameter type  "date" for dates and times in the ISO 8601 format, and  "boolean" for values which are true or false. Also, templates that redirect to other templates (like {{citeweb}}{{cite web}}) now get the TemplateData of their target (bug 50964). You can test TemplateData by editing mw:Template:Sandbox/doc.
  • Category: and File: pages now display their contents correctly after saving an edit (bug 65349, bug 64239)
  • They have also improved reference editing: You should no longer be able to add empty citations with VisualEditor (bug 64715), as with references. When you edit a reference, you can now empty it and click the "use an existing reference" button to replace it with another reference instead. 
  • It is now possible to edit inline images with VisualEditor. Remember that inline images cannot display captions, so existing captions get removed. Many other bugs related to images were also fixed.
  • You can now add and edit {{DISPLAYTITLE}} and __DISAMBIG__ in the "Page options" menu, rounding out the full set of page options currently planned.
  • The tool to insert special characters is now wider and simpler.

Looking ahead[edit]

The VisualEditor team has posted a draft of their goals for the next fiscal year. You can read them and suggest changes on MediaWiki.org.

The team posts details about planned work on VisualEditor's roadmap. You will soon be able to drag-and-drop text as well as images. If you drag an image to a new place, it won't let you place it in the middle of a paragraph. All dialog boxes and windows will be simplified based on user testing and feedback. The VisualEditor team plans to add autofill features for citations. 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 viewing and editing hidden HTML comments and adding rows and columns to tables.

Supporting your wiki[edit]

Please read VisualEditor/Citation tool for information on configuring the new citation template menu, labeled "Cite". This menu will not appear unless it has been configured on your wiki.

If you speak a language other than English, we need your help with translating the user guide. The guide is out of date or incomplete for many languages, and what's on your wiki may not be the most recent translation. Please contact me if you need help getting started with translation work on MediaWiki.org.

VisualEditor can be made available to most non-Wikipedia projects. If your community would like to test VisualEditor, please contact product manager James Forrester or file an enhancement request in Bugzilla.

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback or by joining the office hours on Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 21:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas and Pacific Islands) or on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 9:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East, Asia).

To change your subscription to this newsletter, please see the subscription pages on Meta or the English Wikipedia. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 04:59, 25 June 2014 (UTC)