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About Hsinchu Dong Yuan Elementary School[edit]

OK. I just came English Wikipedia, so I didn't understand the rules of here very much. You can delete the article, I will do better for the wiki.--T Gordon Cheng (talk) 11:07, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter—December 2014[edit]

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Did you know?

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

The user guide has more information about how to use VisualEditor.

Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has fixed many bugs and worked on table editing and performance. Their weekly status reports are posted on Upcoming plans are posted at the VisualEditor roadmap.

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

Recent improvements[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

You can again create and edit galleries as wikitext code.

Looking ahead[edit]

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

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


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

Thank you: Cherzong Vang review & help via Tea House[edit]

Would anyone be willing to review recent submission: Draft: Cherzong Vang

Would anyone have the time or interest to review a recent submission of ours, given the large backlog entitled (????): Draft: Cherzong Vang

thank you Publico2020 (talk) 15:29, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Especially given we are still learning how to submit, edit and many other things on Wikipedia.

Also, not sure how to fully categorize, or create charts, in various categories (Hmong, Laos, Vietnam War, Important Hmong-American and Lao-American people, War in Laos, military history, Laos Civil War etc)Publico2020 (talk) 15:34, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

   Impressive. I've had a look as a signed-up article reviewer, and the main issues I can see, which probably won't affect the notability or referencing of the subject or the acceptance of the article, are that references are not spaced out (that is, you don't put a space between punctuation and reference or between two references placed together), and it would be good to use Template:Cite web to format the references properly so the urls are tidied away into templated references. Other than that, I'm not seeing an issue, but then again be warned I haven't delved into the details of the article or its sources (and am more of a copy-editor than a content-creator, so may be missing something else).
   As for the charts, I have no idea on that, but someone else will no doubt be along shortly. Good luck with getting the article accepted. (On a related note, I have a question of my own: as a relatively new reviewer, is it acceptable to edit drafts at AfC for copy-editing reasons, or should those be left alone for an original contributor to fix?) LouiseS1979 (talk) 19:34, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
   And I do think it'd be better if you trimmed down unnecessary links in See also section.--Chamith (talk) 05:25, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
       @Publico2020: I note with interest that you have been referring to yourself with "we" and "our", implying that your account may be shared by multiple persons. Please be aware that user accounts are supposed to represent your contributions as an individual, and for this reason, role accounts that are shared by multiple people are against Wikipedia policy. One especially important thing to know is that if you represent an organization or a company, you should avoid or be extremely cautious about editing articles affiliated with your organization. The reason for this is because you may have a conflict of interest for those subjects, meaning that you may find it difficult to write from a neutral point of view. Without intentionally doing so, editors tend to write biased content in the subjects they have a conflict of interest in. With regards to your draft, it looks pretty good. There are a few formatting errors that can be fixed through general editing. The ultimate question that will determine whether or not it will be accepted is whether or not the subject is notable—topics are generally notable when they have received significant coverage from reliable sources. This means that the quality of the sources you provide are essential for the submission's success. Mz7 (talk) 05:51, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
   @Mz7: - good point. Having looked at the article, there are a few issues, but nothing really that suggests a COI issue or is overly promotional (or which couldn't be overcome by a bit of judicious editing once it goes live). Most of what is mentioned - absent the OTT See also section that Chamith notes - is noteworthy and is about someone who assisted in law-making to assist the naturalisation of various individuals involved in the Vietnam War, rather than about a company or organisation which is outside the scope of the project. However, Publico2020 does need to note the policy on shared accounts. LouiseS1979 (talk) 10:19, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
       @Publico2020, Lstanley1979: Taking note of the above, I have gone ahead and Accepted the submission and moved it to Cherzong Vang. Publico2020, thank you for you contributions to Wikipedia! I would recommend you read the advice above carefully, and if you have any further questions, feel free to come back to the Teahouse! Happy editing, Mz7 (talk) 17:24, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
   Dear LouiseS1979, Chamith , Mz7,

Thank you for the comments, suggestions, feedback and help.

I appreciate it.

I am a new user and still learning. With regard to "we" and "our", I am the only one using the account. I am married, so sometimes forget to write things in the singular, especially around Christmas when signing Christmas cards, etc.

Thank you again. I am still learning about Wikipedia and how to do things, seems like there is a lot to know.

Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays, Happy New Year.

Very grateful for your help in trying to understanding these matters regarding my request & questions.

Publico2020 (talk) 01:59, 22 December 2014 (UTC)