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Broadcast XML Nominated for deletion[edit]

Broadcast Markup Language has been nominated for deletion by a user who is involved in trying to delet the BeerXML article and is now trawling Wikipedia for other articles to delete because they are losing that debate and feel that if other XML derived standards are deleted it might help them win the argument they are losing. Please challenge its deletion if you feel this is an unnacceptable. Regards Devils In Skirts! (talk) 12:15, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Translation request[edit]

Hi Ruud, happy New Year. :-) Could I ask you a favour? I'm nominating Icelandic Phallological Museum for Today's Featured Article but would like to increase its score. It's only 5 languages off being a "widely covered" topic. Would you mind translating the stub article at User:Prioryman/Icelandic Phallological Museum summary for the Dutch wiki? Prioryman (talk) 21:36, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Done. Reminded me of a similarly themed exhibition at Museum Catharijneconvent. —Ruud 22:21, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks very much! It's probably a good thing the nuns are no longer in residence. ;-) Prioryman (talk) 22:24, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Is it permitted to take an image under Wikipedia Commons Lisence and use it to make a cover of a book ?[edit]

Hello Ruud Koot,

I am looking for an imagery of Mandelbrot and I am not sure if it is permitted to use this image, that was given under the Commons Lisence. Can we use it outside Wikipedia like to make a cover for a book, if we give the name of the author and declare he does'nt have to endorse what is written in the book...

Thank you for your information,

Yours truly, De Medicis--De Medicis (talk) 01:06, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Certainly. You should can give attribution to the author (and must also note the image is licensed under a Creative Common license) in the image credits section of book. Regards, —Ruud 17:21, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Yeap you can with any Creative Commons license that allows re-use with attribution. If you want to use the image in an commercial advertisement you may want to choose a Creative Commons license that allows commercial use of the image. An image released under Creative Commons may have other third-party limitations, for example if the image shows an artist's work then the artist may prohibit you from using the image on a book even if the image's copyright holder has released the image under Creative Commons, because copyright over the image and copyright or other rights over things shown in the image are two different things. Sofia Lucifairy (talk) 16:54, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

IDEF[edit]

Hi Ruud, could you give your opinion on this subject. Thanks. -- Mdd (talk) 01:55, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

I've never heard of this, so I wouldn't really know what the common name is. —Ruud 18:17, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I guess your response shouldn't come as a surprise, given the width of the computer science discipline, but still it does. Do you know of any other (active) Wikipedians, who could give an expert opinion here? -- Mdd (talk) 19:45, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Not really. I would try at WikiProject Computer science or Computing, or else check through the contribution histories of some related articles. Cheers, —Ruud 20:06, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I will give that a try. -- Mdd (talk) 20:33, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

ISBN Searching[edit]

I've started a new discussion at Wikipedia_talk:ISBN#ISBN_Searching, I note that you previously were interested in this page and would be grateful for any comments. Apologies in advance if this is not relevant. ---- nonsense ferret 01:06, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Interwiki links[edit]

Why do you restore iw links back? They come directly from Wikidata. --Stryn (talk) 17:26, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

The user who removed those links did not check if they were in fact on Wikidata. If they are, a bot should remove them again soon. —Ruud 17:27, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi. So, you wouldn't mind if I do an actual check and revert your edit? (Just for the record, I am talking about this.) Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 17:36, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Of course not, although I really don't see why we won't let the mindless bots do the work, they tend to make less mistakes. --Ruud — Preceding unsigned comment added by 145.7.224.85 (talk) 17:45, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi. If you insist I will. But as for the why, let's just say it is for the same reason that I edit Wikipedia. Makes me feel useful, making edits that no one reverts. Every other edit that I make is subject to others' scrutiny, often revert plus discussion and occasionally revert wars which I try to avoid. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 17:56, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
PLEASE STOP reverting/bringing back the interwiki links! Bots adding and removing interwikilinks since ages (and yes they do mistakes), but we already have a bot who is checking, recognizing and marking a page of incorrect removals of interwiki links which were checked by other volunteers! mabdul 18:42, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. This user's "migrations" were of an exceptionally poor quality. I'm sure Addbot will have a much easier time cleaning up a few duplicate interwiki links than recovering the missing ones. —Ruud 19:56, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Computer science[edit]

Hey there. It's not possible to add an (using old terminology here) interwiki link to an article for which a wiki already links to (on some other article). Quite a few of those wikis then, have chosen to use the equivalent "Computer science" or "Informatica" interwiki link on an article other than the one we're looking at, so we can't add the iw to Wikidata for it. It's best to leave it up to someone from those wikis to determine what they want to do. The individual wiki users should decide, in their own language, what to link to. Have a great weekend, Dawnseeker2000 14:57, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

I looked at the first 10% and once it became clear that most of the articles were already linked to I stopped comparing. And of course I won't mind putting the links back, but do you mind if I have a look at the rest first? And I'd like to look at the work of the other editor too. If there were changes that were made too hastily I wouldn't mind checking for that. Which editor should I look for? Dawnseeker2000 17:21, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Closures[edit]

Who decides what languages support closures on the Closure page? Why List some languages and not others? Either allow the languages that do to be listed or remove references to all languages that do. Otherwise you are exposing a bias towards certain languages. Otherwise we are giving a false impression about which languages do. Millueradfa (talk) 17:25, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

The editors of Wikipedia decide. Because a few concrete examples are helpful, while a completely exhaustive list in the lede is not. Neither of those options seems like a good idea, I prefer the middle ground as explained in the previous sentence. No we are not, the "such as" indicates this is only a small set of examples. And again, no we are not, as the "such as" indicates this is only a small set of examples and not an exhaustive list.
If you want to include a full list of languages supporting closures, this would belong in a separate section at the bottom of the article, not in the lede.
Cheers, —Ruud 17:29, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

OK, then let's start such a section then at the bottom of the article. Millueradfa (talk) 17:34, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī[edit]

Hello. I noticed you are reverted my edit to Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī. Do you have a rational for this? I am trying to avert something as silly as an edit war, and I'd like to hear your explanation. This was already discussed in the article's talk page. The Scythian 15:48, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Assuming "this" refers to him being of Persian stock, then that would, of course, not be a valid reason for removing the Arabic spelling and Latin transliterations of his name. —Ruud 21:44, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Mass prodding of heuristic algorithms[edit]

Hi Ruud Koot,

I noticed that you proposed deletion for a number of biologically inspired optimization algorithm articles: Artificial bee colony algorithm, Bat algorithm, etc. I'm afraid I don't understand the rationale and none was provided on the talk pages. The asserted lack of notability/significance is controversial in each case I looked at. All the articles seemed well-cited with multiple peer-reviewed papers (with the exception of spiral optimization) and spot checks showed at least some of these refs exist. I gather that there is some problem with sock puppets of Metafun, but in some cases, like Artificial bee colony algorithm, the article history extends back several years and many authors. Before deprodding, I wanted to check with you to see what point I was missing. Thanks, --Mark viking (talk) 23:53, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Same case here. I've noticed that there were references by Yang X. S all over the place, and it's OK to remove them where they're not relevant. But the articles themselves look OK. This recent mass-proposal for deletion of related articles should be handled through a centralized discussion. Diego (talk) 00:37, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Hi Mark and Diego.
It's seems I've accidentally managed to lose the wordy reply I was writing to you and I don't have the time to rewrite it completely, so I apologize that you will have to do with a much shorter, more blunt and perhaps more cryptic one for now:
A long list of references does not establish notability, especially if those references are all authored by the original inventors ("peer-reviewed", or not) or are mere decoys (references that seem legitimate, but are in fact off-topic).
I hope that anyone considering deprodding those articles will do their due diligence by either finding sufficient secondary sources and making sure the articles are neutrally written or, after agreeing that they should in fact be deleted but not through a "proposed deletion", sending them to AfD. I shall likely not be able to that soon myself.
Cheers, —Ruud 01:02, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
The problem with prods is that the put a time limit to all that work that must be done to assess the support (or lack thereof) given by the provided references. It would help this review that you provided at least a few examples of the kind of "decoys" that you think are being used. Diego (talk) 12:21, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Program logic -> Program logics?[edit]

Dear Ruud, I am interested in the article Separation logic and related pages. This article is in the category "Program logic" which you created. My question is: Would a better name for this category not be "Program logics"? If you agree, I propose to rename this category. (I think the same comment holds for the category "Substructural logic", but let's consider each case separately.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bart Jacobs (Leuven) (talkcontribs) 08:26, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Bart,
A convention that is often, but not always, followed for the naming of categories is that they should have the same name as their corresponding article and that for the latter the singular form is generally preferred over the plural (e.g. "Cat" and not "Cats".) So the article on substructural logics should probably stay at Substructural logic and, following the convention, the category probably at Category:Substructural logic. I think the underlying idea here is that the category does not only contain various "substructural logics", but, more broadly, all sorts of articles related to the topic of "substructural logic".
Browsing through the category tree you can find numerous exceptions to that rule, though. I don't have a particularly strong preference either way, so feel free to propose either of the categories for renaming. It is quite likely, though, that other people will oppose the proposed new new citing the aforementioned convention.
Groet, —Ruud 16:11, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Breath first search page should not exist[edit]

Hi, I edited that page but then checked its history (should have done it the other way around) and saw that you've created it as redirect to the breadth-first search article.

I think it shouldn't exist at all. Let Google search correct spelling errors; let us not reinforce the illusion that such a thing exists at all. People start believing that it does. Evidence: e.g. [1].

I wanted to nominate that page Breath first search for speedy deletion. Would you object? -- WillNess (talk) 11:09, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Or we could transwiki it to the Uncyclopedia.Diego (talk) 14:49, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
This is one of my favourite words to accidentally misspell and it is (well, was) already tagged as a redirect from a misspelling. The stackoverflow link only shows that I'm not the only person that likes to wrongly name this search. In any case, I think keeping the redirect would be preferable over sending it to redirects for deletion, over nominating it for speedy deletion, over replacing its content with "There is no such thing." Cheers, —Ruud 15:28, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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DSB[edit]

Hi Ruud, thanks for your Dictionary of Scientific Biography page. I think for some reason it has 'ü' every time 'ö' should appear. Do you mind if I edit it to make the corrections? Dsp13 (talk) 19:48, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Hmm, good catch... I was already aware that some of the more exotic characters with diacritics had been replaced with question marks, but I hadn't noticed (or already forgotten) about that one. Feel free to make some corrections. I assume you also noticed that not all "ü"s should be replaced with an "ö", though. Cheers, —Ruud 20:03, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
great - I'll leave the question marks ;) Dsp13 (talk) 20:07, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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Notifications box replacement prototypes released[edit]

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Mahāvīra (mathematician)[edit]

Please restore this move. As per WP:ENGLISH article names should be like Devanagari, not like Devanāgarī. neo (talk) 20:38, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

English-language reliable sources always use a scientific transliterations when talking about medieval mathematicians. The current name it thus in perfect compliance with WP:ENGLISH. —Ruud 21:01, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
No such thing in WP:ENGLISH. If 2-3 sources have 'scientifically' translated 'Mahavira' as 'Mahāvīra' it doesn't mean that rest of humanity must be forced to type it as 'Mahāvīra'. Common people typle in search engines as 'Mahavira', not 'Mahāvīra'. If editors apply your logic, thousands of medieval India related articals will have to be renamed. Why confine to mathematicians only or to medieval period only? Pls restore move. neo (talk) 21:46, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
It's not just two or three sources, scientific transliterations are ubiquitously used in reliable sources discussing non-western medieval mathematicians, so WP:ENGLISH is quite clear on this matter: we should follow the reliable sources and use a scientific transliteration on Wikipedia as well. Typing "Mahavira" into a search engine will still get you to the correct article, so this is a complete non-argument. I honestly don't care what does or doesn't happen to articles on non-mathematicians. —Ruud 21:52, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
Even the sources listed on article are using 'Mahavira'. Most commonly recognizable name of the subject should be used as per WP:COMMONNAME. Only because it exists in reliable sources does not mean that it should be included in the article as per Verifiability does not guarantee inclusion. There should be consensus. Where is it? neo (talk) 08:23, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

I request you to explain your move on WT:INB in this thread. It may help to clear doubts regarding naming conventions. neo (talk) 09:52, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

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Class (computer programming)[edit]

Hi Ruud. At the moment Class (computer programming) is in Category:Class (computer programming) and Category:Programming constructs which is wrong because Class (computer programming)‎ is subcategory of Category:Programming constructs. The lower cat is always the more weighty cat. --Termininja 18:07, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

I think it's generally best-practice to leave the main article of a category inside the parent category in relevant cases. (You also removed an interwiki link, which wasn't explained in the edit summary, so I assumed you did that accidentally. It turns out the interwiki link was indeed incorrect, but in those cases it's a good idea to correct the problem on Wikidata: in this case it turned out that the correct interwiki link to fi:Luokka (ohjelmointi) was orphaned and needed to be reattached.) Cheers, —Ruud 18:30, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, my idea was to correct only the category tree, I saw the remaining fi-wiki link after that and I forgot to create it in wikidata, sorry for that. Now I see that you've already created it. --Termininja 19:08, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

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Arabic mathematics[edit]

I do not comprehend your stubbornness to suppress the contribution I made. Do you abhorr french translations? Now the page is blocked. Sincerely yours. Tranquil Pepere (talk) 13:23, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

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i am extremely sorry for that edit on Closure (computer science). It was an automated tool that did that. You are free to revert the changes as you deem best-fitting. Thanks for bringing it to my notice. Next time i will cross-verify the changes. Compfreak7 (talk) 10:22, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

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August 2013[edit]

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VisualEditor newsletter for 06 August 2013[edit]

It's been almost two weeks since the last newsletter, and a lot of improvements have been made during that time. The main things that people have noticed are significant improvements to speed for typing into long pages (bug 52012http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52012), scrolling (bug 52014http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52014) and deleting (bug 52013http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52013) on large pages. There have also been improvements to references, with the latest being support for list-defined references, which are <ref>s defined inside a <references> block (bug 51741http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51741). Users of Opera 12 and higher have had their web browser removed from the browser black-list, mostly as a result of work by a volunteer developer (bug 36000http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36000). Opera has not been fully white-listed yet, so these users will get an additional warning and request to report problems.

Significant changes were made to the user interface to de-emphasize VisualEditor. This has cut the use of VisualEditor by approximately one-third. You can read about these at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Updates/August 1, 2013, but they include:

  • Re-ordering links to the editors to put "Edit source" first and VisualEditor second
  • Renaming the link for VisualEditor to "Editbeta"
  • Disabling the animation for section editing.
  • Changing all labels for the classic wikitext editor to say "Edit source", regardless of namespace.

There have also been many smaller fixes, including these:

Most of the Wikimedia Foundation staff is traveling this week and next, so no updates are expected until at least August 15th. If you're going to be in Hong Kong for Wikimania 2013, say hello to James Forrester, Philippe Beaudette, and the other members of the VisualEditor team.

As always, if you have questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 23:16, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

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Khan Academy template[edit]

Hi Ruud

Thanks very much for the suggestion of the template for Khan Academy material, I'm a little vague on what this would look like, do you know of any examples of something similar that has been done already?

Cheers

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{{Biographical Memoirs}} and {{MathGenealogy}} are good examples. Cheers, —Ruud 10:42, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks very much, I'll have a go at making one. Cheers, Mrjohncummings (talk) 16:56, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter for 21 August 2013[edit]

Both VisualEditor and MediaWiki were upgraded recently. For VisualEditor, this is the long-awaited post-Wikimania update with many bug fixes and enhancements. Work also continues on speed at opening and during use, as well as on the bugs reported here and at other Wikipedias. The full report is at Mediawiki.

References are displaying properly, even when nested (bug 50749http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50749) or in image captions (bug 52427)http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52427). Reference lists are now always fully populated with references (bug 50094). Firefox users can insert an existing reference in the first paragraph (bug 52159http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52159). Opera users no longer see corruption of categories when a reference was added (bug 50385).

Stray spaces are being stripped from the start of paragraphs to end one of the common <nowiki> problems (bug 51462http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51462). We also fixed a round-tripping bug that caused desirable whitespace in templates (used to make templates more legible, e.g., by putting each parameter in an infobox on a separate line) to get corrupted (bug 51150).

Wikilink handling was improved. Users are not allowed to create internal links to invalid titles (titles that are actually impossible due to limits on acceptable character combinations in titles, not redlinks) (bug 33094http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33094). You can extend wikilinks, but it won't do so over a wordbreak (like a space) (bugs 49931 and 51463).

A handful of fixes to the user interface were made. The toolbar doesn't float over personal tools after opening a dialog or the inspector (bug 52441http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52441). Toolbars were also re-written to be collapsible/expandable, with room for more icons. Buttons in dialogs can now be activated using the Tab and Shift+Tab key commands (bug 50047). This saves time for editors, because you don't need to take your hands off the keyboard to click a button. We fixed a handful of bugs that affected only certain articles or certain browsers, including toolbar buttons in Firefox (bug 51986) and dialog panels that didn't always scroll correctly (bug 51739). Bugs with undo/redo getting confused have been fixed (bug 52113http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52113).

Images, in addition to getting references displaying correctly, also saw improvements with a set-empty |link= parameter no longer corrupted (51963). We corrected thumbnail images' display so that they look don't wrong in some contexts (bug 51995). Inserted images no longer explicitly set their alignment, but instead inherit the default position in compliance with the Manual of Style (bug 51851).

More edit notices, warnings, and metadata like information about Pending Changes on an article now appear as appropriate (bug 49699). When new articles are created, users are now shown the <newarticletext> message (bug 51459). VisualEditor now handles templates that set "meta" items (like a category) and nothing else better (bug 51322). If the database is locked when a user tries to save with VisualEditor, they now get a message telling them as such and an opportunity to try again, rather than a silent failure (bug 51636).

When you save the page, having the default preference set to "mark all my edits as minor by default" no longer overrides the setting in the save dialog (bug 51515). If you open VisualEditor from a section edit link, the section's title will be pre-filled in in the edit summary box when you go to save it (bug 50872). The size of the save dialog box in the Monobook skin has been fixed (bug 50058). Also, wikipage content handlers like sortable tables are re-run automatically after saving (bug 51565http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51565).

A very early version of the mathematics equation editor is now available for testing on mw:Mediawiki. If you would like to help improve the user interface for math editor, please test out the extension at mw:Mediawiki:Sandbox and leave your comments directly at the discussion page for the Math Node User Interface at Mediawiki. You should be able to use your regular username and password should to login to Mediawiki.

For other questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and other ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 17:32, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #72[edit]

The Signpost: 21 August 2013[edit]

Citation needed tag on Principle of explosion[edit]

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The Signpost: 28 August 2013[edit]

VisualEditor newsletter for September 5[edit]

This Thursday's VisualEditor update was mostly about stability and performance improvements, and some preparatory work for major planned improvements, along with bug fixes for non-English language support and right-to-left text. Everything that the English Wikipedia received today has been running on Mediawiki for a week already.

Officially, the problem with the link inspector not linking to a specific section on a page (bug 53219) was fixed in this release, although that critical patch actually appeared here earlier.

A number of bugs related to copy-and-paste functionality were fixed (48604, bug 50043, bug 53362, bug 51538, among others). Full rich copy-and-paste from external sources into VisualEditor is expected "soon".

In other fixes, you can no longer add empty ref tags (<ref/>) (bug 53345). Selecting both an image and some text, and then trying to add a link, previously deleted the selected image and the text. This was fixed in bug 50127. There was another problem related to using arrow keys to move the cursor next to an inline image that was fixed (bug 53507).

Looking ahead: The next planned upgrade is scheduled for next Thursday, and you should expect to find a redesigned toolbar with drop-down menus that include room for references, templates, underline, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, and code formatting. There will also be keyboard shortcuts for setting the format (paragraph vs section headings).

If you are active at other Wikipedias, the next group of Wikipedias to have VisualEditor offered to all users is being determined at this time. Generally speaking, languages that depend on the input method editor are not going to receive VisualEditor this month. The current target date is Tuesday, September 24 for logged-in users only. You can help with translating the documentation. In several cases, most of the translation is already done, and it only needs to be copied over to the relevant Wikipedia. If you are interested in finding out whether a particular Wikipedia is currently on the list, you can leave a message for me at my talk page.

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) 21:36, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #74[edit]

The Signpost: 04 September 2013[edit]

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VisualEditor newsletter for September 19, 2013[edit]

VisualEditor has been updated twice in the last two weeks. As usual, what is now running on the English Wikipedia had a test run at Mediawiki during the previous week.

As announced, the toolbar was redesigned to be simpler, shorter, and to have the ability to have drop-down groups with descriptions. What you see now is the initial configuration and is expected to change in response to feedback from the English Wikipedia and other Wikipedias. The controls to add <u> (underline), <sub> (subscript), and <sup> (superscript), <s> (strikethrough) and <code> (computer code/monospace font) annotations to text are available to all users in the drop-down menu. At the moment, all but the most basic tools have been moved into a single drop-down menu, including the tools for inserting media, references, reference lists, and templates. The current location of all of the items in the toolbar is temporary, and your opinions about the best order are needed! Please offer suggestions at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback/Toolbar.

In an eagerly anticipated upgrade to the reference dialog, newly added references or reference groups no longer need the page to be saved before they can be re-used (bugs 51689 and 52000). The 'Use existing reference' button is now disabled on pages which don't yet have any references (bug 51848). The template parameter filter in the transclusion dialog now searches both parameter name and label (bug 51670).

In response to several requests, there are some new keyboard shortcuts. You can now set the block/paragraph formatting from the keyboard: Ctrl+0 sets a block as a regular paragraph; Ctrl+1 up to Ctrl+6 sets it as a Heading 1 ("Page title") to Heading 6 ("Sub-heading 4"); Ctrl+7 sets it as pre-formatted (bug 33512). Ctrl+2, which creates level 2 section headings, may be the most useful.

Some improvements were made to capitalization for links, so typing in "iPhone" will offer a link to "iPhone" as well as "IPhone" (bug 50452).

Copying and pasting within the same document should work better as of today's update, as should copying from VisualEditor into a third-party application (bug 53364, bug 52271, bug 52460). Work on copying and pasting between VisualEditor instances (for example, between two articles) and retaining formatting when copying from an external source into VisualEditor is progressing.

Major improvements to editing with input method editors (IMEs; mostly used for Indic and East Asian languages) are being deployed today. This is a complex change, so it may produce unexpected errors. On a related point, the names of languages listed in the "languages" (langlinks) panel in the Page settings dialog now display as RTL when appropriate (bug 53503).

Looking ahead: The help/'beta' menu will soon expose the build number next to the "Leave feedback" link, so users can give more specific reports about issues they encounter (bug 53050). This change will make it easier for developers to identify any cacheing issues, once it starts reporting the build number (currently, it says "Version false"). Also, inserting a link, reference or media file will put the cursor after the new content again (bug 53560). Next week’s update will likely improve how dropdowns and other selection menus behave when they do not fit on the screen, with things scrolling so the selected item is always in view.

If you are active at other Wikipedias, the next group of Wikipedias to have VisualEditor offered to all users is being finalized. About two dozen Wikipedias are on the list for Tuesday, September 24 for logged-in users only, and on Monday, September 30 for unregistered editors. You can help with translating the documentation. In several cases, most of the translation is already done, and it only needs to be copied over to the relevant Wikipedia. If you are interested in finding out whether a particular Wikipedia is currently on the list, you can leave a message for me at my talk page.

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) 21:51, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

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This Month in GLAM: September 2013[edit]

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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) 18:52, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

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) 18:53, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #80[edit]

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Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

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Wikidata weekly summary #83[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) 22:19, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

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) 22:20, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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  • Sweden report: Motorcycles, Norway and shoes
  • Switzerland report: Wiki Loves Monuments Awards Ceremony; Wikipedians in Residence; Image Donations
  • UK report: Open content at the BBC; edit-a-thons; photography
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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.

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

  • Rich copying and pasting is now available. If you copy text from another website, then character formatting and some other HTML attributes are preserved. This means, for example, that if you copy a pre-formatted suggested citation from a source like this, then VisualEditor will preserve the formatting of the title in the citation. Keep in mind that copying the formatting may include formatting that you don't want (like section headings). If you want to paste plain, unformatted text onto a page, then use Control+ Shift+V or Command+ Shift+V (Mac).
  • Auto-numbered external links like [2] can now be edited just like any other link. However, they cannot be created in VisualEditor easily.
  • Several changes to the toolbar and dialogs have been made, and more are on the way. The toolbar has been simplified with a new drop-down text styles menu and an "insert" menu. Your feedback on the toolbar is wanted here. The transclusion/template dialog has been simplified. If you have enabled mathematical formula editing, then the menu item is now called the formula editor instead of LaTeX.
  • 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.
  • Saving the page should seem faster by several seconds now.
  • It is now possible to access VisualEditor by manually editing the URL, even if you are not logged in or have not opted in to VisualEditor normally.  To do so, append ?veaction=edit to the end of the page name.  For example, change https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random?veaction=edit to open a random page in VisualEditor.  This is intended to support bug testing across multiple browsers, without requiring editors to login repeatedly.

Looking ahead: The transclusion dialog will see further changes in the coming weeks, with a simple mode for single templates and an advanced mode for more complex transclusions. The new character formatting menu on the toolbar will get an arrow to show that it is a drop-down menu. The reference dialog will be improved, and the Reference item will become a button in the main toolbar, rather than an item in the Insert menu.

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) (talk) 20:43, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

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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.

Subscriptions to this newsletter are managed at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter. Please add or remove your name to change your subscription settings. 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) 20:09, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

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  • Germany report: WMDE-GLAM-Highlights in 2014
  • Netherlands report: New Years Reception; 550 years States General; Content donation University Museum; Wikipedians in Residence; OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey
  • Sweden report: Digitization; list creation
  • Switzerland report: The Wikipedians in Residence of the Swiss National Library have started their work
  • UK report: Voices from the BBC Archives plus Zoos, coins and Poets
  • USA report: GLAM-Wiki activities in the USA
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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").

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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Historiography[edit]

Hi there, Ruud - I've been working on cleaning up the contents of Category:Historiography in recent days. I just came across Category:Academic genealogies and its main article, and I'm perplexed as to why you chose Category:Historiography of science as a parent cat, rather than Category:History of science. I've already implemented that change, but I thought I'd give you the opportunity to offer an explanation if you feel that there is a sound reason for to designate them as "historiography". Regards, Cgingold (talk) 13:18, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

I don't remember doing that, or why. Category:History of science indeed seems like a much more appropriate parent category. Feel free to correct it. Regards, —Ruud 13:37, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your amazingly quick reply, Ruud. Btw, when I saw your pic on your User page I thought to myself, "Yes, he does look like a really nice guy!" You may be Ruud, but you are not at all "rude". :) Best regards, Cgingold (talk) 13:46, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Actually, now I try to recall why I made this categorization, the following came to mind: the main article on Academic genealogy is probably somewhat more of a meta-historical concept than a historical one. The articles in Category:Academic genealogies, containing actual academic genealogies, definitely belong in Category:History of science, but I'll leave the categorization of Academic genealogy to your judgment. —Ruud 13:53, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your followup comment. I will take another look with that in mind just to be sure I got it right! Cgingold (talk) 14:02, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

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  • Germany report: Claim open culture, again and again
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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).
  • 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.

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 or by joining the office hours on 19 April 2014 at 2000 UTC. Thank you! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:44, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

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Wikidata weekly summary #102[edit]

The Signpost: 19 March 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 26 March 2014[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #103[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #104[edit]

The Signpost: 02 April 2014[edit]

This Month in GLAM: March 2014[edit]

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The Signpost: 09 April 2014[edit]

This Month in Education: April 2014[edit]





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271 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: B Eiffel (programming language) (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
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698 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: B Scheme (programming language) (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Add sources
1,275 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: C Wire transfer (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 Add sources
18 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Idola theatri (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
40 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start Synchronous programming language (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 Cleanup
1,320 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: B C++11 (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
360 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Start Visual programming language (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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370 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: C Memoization (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
53 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start United States Assistant Attorney General (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
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7 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (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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Wikidata weekly summary #106[edit]

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.
The drop-down menu is on the right, next to the search box.

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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Wikidata weekly summary #107[edit]

The Signpost: 30 April 2014[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #108[edit]

The Signpost: 07 May 2014[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #109[edit]

This Month in GLAM: April 2014[edit]

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194 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Evaluation strategy (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
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790 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: Start Abstract data type (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
396 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B Subroutine (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
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372 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Message (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