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David Hawkes (Public Intellectual)[edit]

Thank you for your input and suggestion. I am currently working on your suggestions. Appreciatively, Xxxartxxx (talk) 17:23, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Wikify April Drive[edit]

Hi there! I thought you might be interested in WikiProject Wikify's April Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive. We'll be trying to reduce the backlog size by over 500 articles and we need your help! Hard-working participants in the drive will receive awards for their contributions. If you have a spare moment, please join and wikify an article or tell your friends. Thanks!

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  • Hello there. I am up for it and am ready to join the Wikify Project. If information about the things that are needed to be done is available, then it would be a lot easier thing for me to join. Thank you.

Merge proposal[edit]

Hi, you might be interested in the merge proposal discussion over at American English. Regards. — Ƶ§œš¹ [ãːɱ ˈfɹ̠ˤʷɪ̃ə̃nlɪ] 18:48, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Hello, thank you for your proposal for merging the article American Accent with American English. American Accent is a part of American English but it is a totally different thing. As we all know that it is the way of talking and pronouncing, I think a different Article is necessary as a result of letting people know more elaborately about American Accent. So that people can talk and speak more fluently using American English. Because of the fact that people of other countries, who are not Native Speaker of American English try to follow American English in their day to day life for its simplicity. And American Accent is essential for the purpose of speaking and communicating with others. It is easier for the people to directly search for American Accent and have more knowledge about the Accent part only. More information will be added into this Article with the passage of time and if there is any mistake, then it will be edited. After your merging proposal was made, I have talked with few specialists of American Accent and they have also agreed that a different article is quite helpful and they have agreed to provide information and correction for making the article more appropriate and accurate. The rest is up to you. I hope you are understanding the point of view. You can help me in correcting things if you think are inappropriate in the Article. Will look forward to working together. Thank you.Sourov0000 (talk) 19:30, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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Conflict of Interest guidelines[edit]

Hi Sourov0000! I gather you may have been doing some work on Wikipedia where you have a conflict of interest. If that's the case it is not against policy, although best practise is to disclose situations where it applies, but I thought it would be worth raising Wikipedia:WikiProject Cooperation as somewhere where you might be able to get some assistance. :) There's an associated noticeboard where you can seek some advice if you need any, or where you can ask people to have a look at your work to make sure that it is neutral. - Bilby (talk) 03:26, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Comment: Hello, thank you for your concern and the message.
    • I am a normal Wikipedia editor who dreams of being an Administrator in future. That's why I keep working on Wikipedia. Everything of Wikipedia also attracts me. I really don't have a Conflict of Interest with any particular person or Article. I did some changes on a article a few days ago which had a COI template added on it (That was the first time where I have seen the COI Tag). Then I got a lot of curious and have done some research on the whole fact. That's when I got the urge to do some really good editing. In almost all of my writing, I try to be as much neutral as possible and follow all the instructions. I edited the Article but it was something like creating it newly. I enjoyed the work and then asked the person who added the COI tag to remove it on the Talk page. And now I am having your message in here. I have my interest on American Writers and their writings. So, doing some editing on almost all the Articles of that category. :) That's all from me. Again thanks a lot. Sourov0000 (talk) 23:03, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
The short version is that we don't have a policy preventing people from editing with a conflict of interest, so as long as people stick within policy I don't see any need to push on this. But it was my intent simply to inform you that editing with a COI is something best declared, and that current best practice is to be open about your connection with the article subject. Anyway, I wish you well with your future editing, and hopefully a new editor will feel that the article is much improved through your work, and be happy to remove the tag. - Bilby (talk) 02:19, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I have read the COI policy yesterday. Thank you for your well wishing. Sourov0000 (talk) 02:31, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your re-adding the COI Tag Mr. Bilby. But how many days does an article takes to get checked? I really had no idea about it. A request on the Conflict of Interest Noticeboard has been filled over a week ago but it had not been checked yet. Will look forward to having your instructions. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 12:07, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
I don't think that it will remain unanswered for much longer, but if it does I can leave a request with a couple of editors who are more experienced at checking over articles and see if one of them is happy to remove the tag. - Bilby (talk) 14:34, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Notice of Neutral point of view noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello, Sourov0000. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Evan Mandery.The discussion is about the topic Evan Mandery. Thank you. --Nick Levinson (talk) 16:08, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Lyrical SON[edit]

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hey , how do you edit your page , PLEASE tell me ! LyricalSON (talk) 13:25, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Well, you can see, I have used some tables and meta tags on the user page. Just using the same way you have added the smiley. And about the article Tori Demaj, use the information of the article into your User Page. Wishing you a happy journey in Wikipedia. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 13:30, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Tikuko. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Pierre LeBrun, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. TKK bark ! 16:51, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Hello, Tikuko, thank you for your un-reviewing the article of Pierre LeBrun. The thing is that I have just added the unreferenced and uncategorized tag on the article with New Pages Feed and for some unknown reason, the Re-viewed tag appeared on the right side afted adding the two tags. I really had nothing to do with the Re-viewing. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 02:52, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • When you add tags using the page curation tool (aka the new pages feed) it automatically marks the page as reviewed. --TKK bark ! 13:22, 10 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi Sourov0000, I just got a similar message on my talk about you unreviewing Arun Shankar. I just PROD'd the article, it was marked as reviewed. Evano1van(எவனோ ஓருவன்) 05:34, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes, Evano1van, I have un-reviewed that article because of the same reason. I was the one who added the tags on the article. Then the reviewed tag appeared. Then you added the Deletion Note. It would have been better if the new page curation tool would be a little more specific about the Reviewing part. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 01:54, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

I have a favor to ask to both of you Mr. Evano1van and Mr. Tikuko. I have created a Wikipedia article on 8 June, 2013 which hasn't been patrolled yet. Would you guys be kind enough to patrol the Wikipedia article. The article is Vasily Kafanov. If any edit is necessary, you can do that. And in the case of any major edits, you can leave a message on this Talk page. I will be really honored if you do so. Thanks a lot. Sourov0000 (talk) 01:55, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Samara James[edit]

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The article Samara James has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Notability concern: Subject does not appear to meet the WP:CORP requirement of having significant coverage in multiple reliable sources that are independent of the topic. Instead, the references consist of: advertisements, a self-published opinion piece, company directories, association membership list, and numerous trivial mentions in non-relevant announcements and publications.

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A little heads-up....[edit]

After your request at WP:REFUND, I have been looking at some of your edits, especially regarding the sourcing of articles. I am sure you mean well, but I would strongly urge you to acquaint yourself with what we regard as reliable sources. As the nominations above might tell you....so: please be a little careful what you add as sources. Regards. Lectonar (talk) 08:57, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Please help me, Mr Lectonar. I am quite helpless in here and there is none to show me the correct path. The articles that I have created in Wikipedia so far are being nominated for deletion. It seems every work of mine in Wikipedia is at stake. I really don't know what should I do. Please, kindly help me to be on the correct path. Thanks a lot. Sourov0000 (talk) 09:38, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
You have been around so long now, and editing away. I will link you to this: WP:YOURFIRSTARTICLE, and would urge you to go over your articles, one by one, and work on them. All the information you need is there, and as you claim to have a professional level of English, you should have no problem understanding. Have a look at good articles, and try to compare, learn. Just do it slowly.....Lectonar (talk) 10:48, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
I'll add only some of the articles you wrote are nominated for deletion. On most of them (particularly the ones about people), you did a good job.
The ones you wrote about companies, however, give the appearance of having multiple sources intended to mislead a reader into thinking that the company is notable, but the sources you provided aren't actually "coverage" of the company at all. I must say, those articles fit the profile of a paid editor trying to post articles for clients. If that's what you're doing, you need to be forthright about it.
The deletion notices above explain exactly what is wrong with the sourcing in each article. We need to see significant coverage from sources like Forbes, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, or other notable, major, nationally-circulated publications. See WP:CORP for more information. ~Amatulić (talk) 00:05, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Please participate in the discussion going on WikiProject BPL[edit]

Hey, Sourov0000. Hope your Wikipedia editing is going fine. You are receiving this message as you are a member of WkiProject Bangladesh Premier League. Currently there is a discussion going on the project's talk page. Your participation will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Face-smile.svg.--Pratyya (Hello!) 14:25, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

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August 2013[edit]

Since you have edited Wikipedia very heavily in the 11 months since you created this account, you are no doubt aware that Wikipedia policy is that editing for promotional purposes is unacceptable, and that doing so can lead to being blocked from editing. A large proportion of your editing looks very much indeed like an attempt to use Wikipedia as a free advertising service. You need to be careful to make sure that you are not using Wikipedia for promotion, and, if you aren't, to avoid giving the misleading impression that you are. JamesBWatson (talk) 09:13, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Tim Sanders (footballer)[edit]

Hi. Articles about living persons without references can be deleted (regardless of the notability of the subject), so I added a reference to Tim Sanders (footballer). Happy editing --Jaellee (talk) 22:51, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes, I have seen that. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 22:52, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined[edit]

I have declined your speedy deletion request at Club Deportivo San Andrés Basquet as the claim to have made the finals of a tournament that is notable enough to have a WP article is a sufficient "claim of importance" to meet WP:CSD#A7. However, it's possible that it's not enough for the group to be notable, so feel free to nominate it for deletion via AfD if you do a WP:BEFORE check and can't turn up any reliable sources that discuss it in detail. Qwyrxian (talk) 06:28, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


Contest your suggestion for speedy deletion of Vanja Stanišić[edit]

For reasons enumerated here: Talk:Vanja_Stanišić the page should stay and possibly be expanded. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Annabelleigh (talkcontribs) 14:36, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • I have added a message on the talk page of the article. If you want to improve the article, I will suggest you to read the Wikipedia:YOURFIRSTARTICLE. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 17:45, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Columbia Sertoma Club[edit]

Hello Sourov0000. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Columbia Sertoma Club, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 19:47, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Mihail Aleksandrov (painter)[edit]

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The article Mihail Aleksandrov (painter) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No source of notability. Failed to meet both WP:GNG and WP:CREATIVE. References are self published books and profiles on Zoominfo.com and askart.com

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speedy[edit]

If it is possible to tell what the subject of an article is, context is clear enough, and A7 only applies to real people. For fictional characters, you need to use PROD , or redirect to the article on the fiction. DGG ( talk ) 00:38, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes, I was getting a little confused about the matter. What about using tag for Test Pages (G2)? I think I should have used the PROD in this case. I will keep in mind and act accordingly in future. Thanks a lot, DGG - Sourov0000 (talk) 00:49, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
G2 is for something like: ABCDEF, or Look, I made an article. or other playing around that doesn't amount to vandalism. DGG ( talk ) 05:43, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Okay, I will keep in mind. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 14:42, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Sourov0000[edit]

I will try editing the article to meet the needed criteria....may i know the things i need to change to meet the requirements. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiJuggernaut (talkcontribs) 08:03, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

  • WikiJuggernaut, I have seen that you have removed the Deletion Tag. But you haven't mentioned your reason of removing the Tag either on the Edit Summary or on the Talk Page of the article. The article is lagging reference (External Links are not Reference). And most important thing, the article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline. So, the thing you must do is finding references of independent source and adding them. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 13:30, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Reason for deletion?[edit]

Hi, you have deleted my page about Longulf. You stated that it was due to it being promotional. However, I don't believe this to be the case. I haven't included anything that isn't based on fact. Could you please let me know what you found to be particularly promotional (for future reference).

Thanks.

  • Hello and welcome to Wikipedia, Amnorge. As you have seen, I had nominated your page for deletion as it was full of advertising and promotional content. Don't get confused with biography or portfolio and encyclopedia. Wikipedia is not a place where you sign up and create a biography about any people or any organization. Everything in Wikipedia has to be done from Neutral Point of View. If you are creating an article about an organization that you like or you work in there or have any kind of relation with the subject of the article, then being neutral is almost impossible. Again, if you are a paid editor, you may find it difficult to be neutral. You have mentioned about fact. Facts can be written in two ways (in neutral way and in promotional way). There were many promotional words on the article. The article was speedily deleted by following rule: G11. I will invite you to read the WP:YOURFIRSTARTICLE before creating any further article. Have a nice journey in Wikipedia. Thank you. --Sourov0000 (talk) 16:11, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

References added[edit]

Hello Sourov0000, I've added references to the Jafar al-Hakim page as you indicated. Thanks for the help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rahatman (talkcontribs) 14:16, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Stefan Brunnhuber concern[edit]

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hallo[edit]

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I have changed, titel, not eny more "biography" but "Early life and education", is it correct now? I would like to make everything in the correct way.

Is this the correct way to send you a message? Jade Jadevlietstra (talk) 13:20, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Well, you could have created a New Section and communicated with me. But there are some lines in Early Life and Education, Work and Lectures section which are promotional. It will be better if you re-write them. And there is no citation (reference) for many statements in the article. You should provide the references on those statements as well. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 09:21, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm EuroCarGT. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, The Esan Language, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. EuroCarGT 01:40, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Samara James for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Samara James is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Samara James until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. ~Amatulić (talk) 03:04, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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why did you remove my page uttar of mahabharat as he was crucial to story of mahabharat and I logged to my account after long time. there was no mention of him on net clearly so I made a small yet useful contribution. secondly there are many pages of celebs . this celeb Madalasa sharma is mentioned in many articles of wikipedia but there is no info so I created a page for her and I am trying to improve it but was not able to add pic and other info which I will . There are so many useless pages on wikipedia but you delete Uttar the first hero of Indian epic Mahabharat
Piousspirit (talk) 16:10, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Well, I am not the one who nominated the page of Uttar of Mahabarat for deletion and neither did I delete it. I had nominated the article of Madalasa Sharma for deletion because there was no significance of importance in that article. If you are creating an article about a person, it must have references from independent source. Secondly, the article must not be promotional and it has to be written from a neutral point of view. You can read the WP:YOURFIRSTARTICLE for having a better idea about creating article. Thanks. Sourov0000 (talk) 16:45, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Question About Article on Hbmdb[edit]

Hi i wrote an article on a website by keeping in view of the page Bollywod hungama but my article was tagged A7 although it was much more informative then this one. Any suggestions?

  • Okay Zrt1992, first of all, I have nominated your first article of Hbmdb with A7. I have seen that you have created another article and that also got deleted for the same reason. First of all, A7 is tagged when an article about a Living person, organization, Musician, band, club, company, website or web-content is not significant. Many articles may have significance. But they got deleted because of not having proper coverage from Independent Sources. You can read the article concerning Independent Sources to have more details about it. And I will invite you to read WP:YOURFIRSTARTICLE before you create any more articles. Have a nice journey in Wikipedia. Thanks. Sourov0000 (talk) 09:35, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

S.Masood Hashmi[edit]

The reference to the medal appears to be sufficient to satisfy my declining the BLPPROD, though I can see why you nominated the article. I am not opposed to your raising it at AfD. It appears promotional in tone, and he may only be borderline notable. Fiddle Faddle 10:19, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Okay, I understand. Thanks. Sourov0000 (talk) 10:22, 29 August 2013 (UTC)


Yesus Islam[edit]

Hi, Sourov0000, i am from indonesia, i am sorry, i has writing Kitab Injil in en.wikipedia, i don't know how to writing in id.wikipedia, it's to difficult (wikipedia's form didn't use indonesian language correctly)

  • Well, Yesus islam you can create the article on [1] as it is the Wikipedia for Indonesian language. The writing process is all the same. You can follow the same process that you have followed on the English Wikipedia. You can read the [2] for having better knowledge of creating the article. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 11:25, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Orphan[edit]

Hi Sourov0000, I've seen the ORPHAN tag on the page and I'm currently adding the proper internal link to the other pages that are related to it. Since I'm not sure how to proceed, once I've added the link do I have to remove the Orphan tag or is better if it is you to do that?

Many many thanks and good work!

  • My pleasure. And you can remove the orphan tag yourself after adding the link to the other pages. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 12:03, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks for you kind response, I've insert the links to Tancredi srl, hope everything is correct. Again, good work and an happy weekend!

Mahamaya irrigation project[edit]

Hi Sourov0000, I am glad to see another Bangladeshi wikipedian! Thanks for tagging the Mahamaya irrigation project with orphan tag. I have remove that tag as I resolved it by interlinking to two other articles. thank again :)--FreemesM (talk) 18:24, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

  • It is my pleasure. :) Sourov0000 (talk) 18:32, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Football Supporters Europe[edit]

Hi Sourov0000,

I've seen the 'orphan' and 'unreferenced' tag you add to my article.

I will add the link of the article on the pages of related fan organisations. Concerning the 'unreferenced' aspect however, I tried to put as many references as possible from a variety of institutional and press sources. Which parts of the article are not enough referenced? Manufr006 (talk) 09:22, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Well, you can improve the structure section by adding some additional reference in there. Thank you. Sourov0000 (talk) 12:57, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Humour.svg The Barnstar of Good Humor!
Hello Sourov0000.Recently you have signed my guestbook! Thank you very much for signing my guestbook. Cheers.Face-smile.svg--Pratyya (Hello!) 15:18, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • It really was my pleasure to sign the guestbook and thanks for the Barnstar. :) Sourov0000 (talk) 09:42, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Jenő Szép[edit]

Hi, you reviewed the artikle about Jenő Szép and said it's an orphan. It's referenced by Zappa–Szép product, though. Am I missing something? Stwitzel

  • Orphan tag has been removed. :) Sourov0000 (talk) 00:00, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

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) 21:35, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Elevator shoes[edit]

The addition of a reference to a reliable source is the very opposite of vandalism, a word that would better describe your reversion. Phil Bridger (talk) 20:46, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Well, the reference link may not be a vandalism but it certainly is not a reference of Elevator shoes as the main subject of the article is Don’s Footwear. Sourov0000 (talk) 12:50, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

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Future Planning Meeting for WikiProject Bangladesh Premier League[edit]

Hey, Sourov0000. Hope you are having good times. You are a Wikiproject Bangladesh Premier League member and this is why you are receiving this message. We are organizing a future planning meeting for our project at Saturday 14 September 2013 at 13:30 (UTC) in #wikipedia-wikiproject-BPL connect. We would highly appreciate it if you would come and participate in the meeting. Thanks in advance and hope we see you at the meeting. --Pratyya (Hello!) 15:25, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

  • I will be on Bandarban. But will try my level best to attend to the meeting. Hope there will be sufficient internet coverage. Sourov0000 (talk) 16:27, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for reviewing (Khairi Al-Hindawi) page

And I added preferences and Read Also section Hashima20 (talk) 08:55, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Song of the Bomber[edit]

Hi. I've deleted it, but not under A7. It was a copyvio of a poem by a notable author Ethel Mannin, so I deleted it for that. A7 doesn't apply to poems. It's mainly for people and things involving people (companies, knitting circles, underwater cycling teams and so on), or named animals (Gertie the flying fox, but not a species or genus), or organised events (but not spontaneous riots, wars, gunfights or orgies). It also covers web material and sites (but not stuff downloaded for use at home or work - if you use it on their machine, like an online game, yes, but if you install it, no). Is A7 complicated? Yes. It's been expanded over time. Why the web stuff didn't get a separate listing, I don't know. I wasn't involved. (I was with the event bit, though...) The Page Curation thing saying 'significance' doesn't help. Peridon (talk) 12:30, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Thank you Mr. Peridon for this message. So, if any article is under copyvio, which tag shall be used in this case? If I use G12, it always asks for a source or web address. So, it gets complicated. I was thinking of using Deletion Discussion (Article for Deletion) in this case. But again the process gets lengthier. Sourov0000 (talk) 13:07, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
If it's obviously junk from a website (usually spam...), just Google it. If it's something literary, Google the author. If they were still alive in the last 75 years, just put 'Author still alive' or Author only died in xxxx' as appropriate. On Twinkle, it asks for a source or URL if available - just stick it in there. If you do it manually, use {{db-copyvio|Herbert}} putting the author's info instead of Herbert. I don't know what Page Curation does - I can't stand the thing. If it looks like a copy from a manual, try Google and if nothing comes up, try a copyvio tag explaining that it looks like a manual. It'll be unencyclopaedic anyway, so even if CSD is declined, PROD should see it off. Peridon (talk) 13:46, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a million. :) Sourov0000 (talk) 16:06, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Non so ballare[edit]

Thank you very much for your help in the Non so ballare english page. This is the first time I write a whole entry on wikipedia English. If you can read the entry and linguistic errors I would be grateful. Among other things, the original page Italian, written by me, at the moment I have not included other things like credits complete the tour section and the section dedicated to the commercial success. I will put it calmly because there is a lot of material, especially the tour which is very quaint and has whole sentences dedicated to the implementation of the shows that are trying to bring back the atmosphere of the club live in the theater and in the streets, then the rearrangement of all the pieces to create a without sound sequences, and more. I just do not know what to do, because in wikipedia Italian copyright laws do not allow under any circumstances to put the cover of the album, if you could kindly upload the album cover I would be grateful. Thank you very much.--Clizia1984 (talk) 13:54, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

  • If you upload the image to Wikimedia Common, then you can use the image to any Wikipedia whether it is English or Italian. I really don't know about the album and I don't have the copyright to do so. So, I won't be of that much help in here. Thanks. Sourov0000 (talk) 16:05, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Catverine. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, DT-Manie, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Catverine (talk) 21:01, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the unreviewing. :) Sourov0000 (talk) 01:19, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up[edit]

Hi, thanks for the heads-up on the deletion of the CMA Contiki page. I had to use the program for a student job, and I thought it would be useful to have on Wikipedia. I will be more careful when creating new pages in the future!

Well, thanks for the message, Sam Vervaeck. First of all, let us keep in mind that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. And to create an article about any topic, it must be notable and have essential references for that purpose. The article of CMA Contiki may have the notability but the writing format may have been incorrect and reference from reliable sources may not been on there. Again, the article could have been promotional. If you want to create any good article in future, I will suggest you to read the Your First Article to have a better idea about everything. That's all for now. :) Sourov0000 (talk) 01:18, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

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) 21:35, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

October 2013 Wikification Drive[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) 18:35, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Help with C-SPAN?[edit]

Hello there, Sourov0000. I found you listed as a participant at WikiProject Cooperation and I wanted to ask you if you could help me out with two issues on the C-SPAN article. The reason I ask: I'm a consultant to C-SPAN and I've been working on their behalf to improve the article for a while now. In fact, I'm looking to tie up these two loose ends so that I can submit the article to WP:FAC.

I've posted about these two issues on WP:CO-OP's Paid Editor Help page, though it isn't very active at the moment. If you can help, the issue is explained in more detail at that link. If you are busy elsewhere, but know someone who you think could help with this, please let me know. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 19:02, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

This is now Yes check.svg Done. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 14:34, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

IRC cloak request[edit]

Hello Sourov0000. You recently applied for a Wikimedia IRC cloak, but it looks like you forgot to register your nickname first. Could you please log on to IRC and do:

/msg NickServ REGISTER <password> <email>

where <password> is a password of your choice and <email> is your e-mail address? After you do that, please follow the instructions that are e-mailed to you to confirm your e-mail address. When you're done with that, I just need you to confirm your cloak request:

/msg MemoServ send wmfgc IRC cloak request

After you finish all of that, I'd be happy to get you a cloak. :-) If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on my Meta talk page. Barras talk 19:13, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Hello Barras. Thanks a lot for your respond. I have done everything that you have told me in here. But I didn't get any instruction on my email. I tried to talk to you on the IRC channel yesterday. I have registered myself and send to wmfgc cloak request to MemoServ. I am not very much familiar with the IRC process. So if you kindly give me a litte more description about what is to be done, then it will be very much appreciable. Thanks a lot. Face-smile.svg -- Sourov0000 (talk) 20:29, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
You probably talked either to the nick I wasn't on at this moment or I just was completely not around on IRC. You only need to type the stuff into the IRC window as mentioned above (msg NickServ REGISTER ...) and then follow freenode's introduction on confirming the mail address used. After that use the second command to us the needed memo. If you need more explanation, then please contact me on meta as I'm not watching that wiki actively. If you need live help when I'm not around on IRC, please just join #wikimedia-ops and ask there for help how to register your nick and how to send this memo to wmfgc, there are usually people around knowing how this stuff works. -Barras talk 22:01, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
You have an registered account on IRC. Please simply log in on IRC (make sure you are identified to services with /ns id PASSWORD and then send us the memo by typing /msg MemoServ send wmfgc IRC cloak request. It's pretty much all you need to do now so I can set your cloak. -Barras talk 17:49, 30 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) 22:00, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor newsletter • 19 December 2013[edit]

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

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 [3] 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) 20:35, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

You have recently raised the copyright issue of a schematic in the Park-to-Reverse page. The schematic file is not, and has never been copyrighted, and the person who created it is aware of, and has permitted its use on this Wikipedia/Wikicommon. It was a schematic done for use as evidence in open court. Even had it been created by a party who did not wish it to be posted, materials displayed in open court in the United States can be re-published and lose any protected status (such as copyright) unless the Court enters an ongoing protective order, which was not done in this case. As such, the image is in the public domain.

Happy New Year![edit]

Happy New Year to you too! Mediran (tc) 06:12, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Sourov0000[edit]

Machel Waikenda[edit]

Machel Waikenda is now awaiting your checking and improvement after undeletion. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:16, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. I will check the article now and improve it as much as possible from neutral point of view. Face-smile.svg - Sourov0000 (talk) 11:23, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Sourov0000[edit]

--Pratyya (Hello!) 13:32, 1 January 2014 (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.

  • 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) 20:00, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

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)

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)

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.

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 Monday, 19 May 2014 at 18:00 UTC. If you'd like to get this on your own page, subscribe at Wikipedia:VisualEditor#Newsletter for English Wikipedia only or at meta:VisualEditor/Newsletter for any project. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:23, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter—May 2014[edit]

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Did you know?

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

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

Read the user guide for more information.

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

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

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

  • There is a new Beta Feature for setting content language and direction.  This allows editors who have opted in to use the "Language" tool in the "Insert" menu to add HTML span tags that label text with the language and as being left-to-right (LTR) or right-to-left (RTL), like this:  <span lang="en" dir="ltr">English</span>. This tool is most useful for pages whose text combines multiple languages with different directions, common on Right-to-Left wikis.
  • The tool for editing mathematics formulae in VisualEditor has been slightly updated and is now available to all users, as the "Formula" item in the "Insert" menu. It uses LaTeX like in the wikitext editor.
  • The layout of template dialogs has been changed, putting the label above the field.  Parameters are now called "fields", to avoid a technical term that many editors are unfamiliar with.
  • TemplateData has been expanded:  You can now add "suggested" parameters in TemplateData, and VisualEditor will display them in the template dialogs like required ones.  "Suggested" is recommended for parameters that are commonly used, but not actually required to make the template work.  There is also a new type for TemplateData parameters: wiki-file-name, for file names.  The template tool can now tell you if a parameter is marked as being obsolete.
  • Some templates that previously displayed strangely due to absolute CSS positioning hacks should now display correctly.
  • Several messages have changed: The notices shown when you save a page have been merged into those used in the wikitext editor, for consistency.  The message shown when you "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)

VisualEditor newsletter—July and August 2014[edit]

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

Screenshot of VisualEditor's link tool
Dialog boxes in VisualEditor have been re-designed to use action words instead of icons. This has increased the number of items that need to be translated. The user guide is also being updated.

The biggest visible change since the last newsletter was to the dialog boxes. The design for each dialog box and window was simplified. The most commonly needed buttons are now at the top. Based on user feedback, the buttons are now labeled with simple words (like "Cancel" or "Done") instead of potentially confusing icons (like "<" or "X"). Many of the buttons to edit links, images, and other items now also show the linked page, image name, or other useful information when you click on them.

  • Hidden HTML comments (notes visible to editors, but not to readers) can now be read, edited, inserted, and removed. A small icon (a white exclamation mark on a dot) marks the location of each comments. You can click on the icon to see the comment.
  • You can now drag and drop text and templates as well as images. A new placement line makes it much easier to see where you are dropping the item. Images can no longer be dropped into the middle of paragraphs.
  • All references and footnotes (<ref> tags) are now made through the "Cite" menu, including the "Basic" (manual formatting) footnotes and the ability to re-use an existing citation, both of which were previously accessible only through the "Insert" menu. The "References list" is still added via the "Insert" menu.
  • When you add an image or other media file, you are now prompted to add an image caption immediately. You can also replace an image whilst keeping the original caption and other settings.
  • All tablet users visiting the mobile web version of Wikipedias will be able to opt-in to a version of VisualEditor from 14 August. You can test the new tool by choosing the beta version of the mobile view in the Settings menu.
  • The link tool has a new "Open" button that will open a linked page in another tab so you can make sure a link is the right one.
  • The "Cancel" button in the toolbar has been removed based on user testing. To cancel any edit, you can leave the page by clicking the Read tab, the back button in your browser, or closing the browser window without saving your changes.

Looking ahead[edit]

The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon. 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 adding rows and columns to tables. Work to support Internet Explorer is ongoing.

Feedback opportunities[edit]

The Editing team will be making two presentations this weekend at Wikimania in London. The first is with product manager James Forrester and developer Trevor Parscal on Saturday at 16:30. The second is with developers Roan Kattouw and Trevor Parscal on Sunday at 12:30.

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at the VisualEditor feedback page or by joining the office hours discussion on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 09:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East and Asia) or on Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 16:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas; evening for Europe).

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 for any project. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 8 August 2014 (UTC)