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Wishing well[edit]

There are lots of ways that Teahouse can still be improved, and you can help!

Before you propose or build a new feature for the project, please have a look at Teahouse's design/build guidelines.

How to get involved[edit]

Got an idea for a new feature, process, or other enhancement?[edit]

  • Add your idea to the list of new wishes!
  • Sign your name after your idea.

Can you build the feature/page/magical thing being wished for?[edit]

  • Sign up as a genie working on the wish.
  • Review the design/build guidelines.
  • Make your magical template, script, gadget, process, whatever.
  • Request feedback as you go.
  • Discuss in the host lounge before you make your feature live.
  • Help keep this page up to date by moving completed wishes down and marking them {{done}}.
  • Remember how awesome you are for improving Teahouse!

New wishes[edit]

Easier image and template use[edit]

When I tried to add a picture to The Oscars article it asked me to format it a certain way. Make that better so you can just include a plain link and have your picture uploaded to the wiki. I also think templates could be better like actually showing the information you added when you save your changes in the edit source beta and having an editable name in edit source beta for the infobox olympics. Also include fields for all the templates instead of just a few. It also would be nice to make the templates articles not stubs but better places to get information on the template. I think it would also be cool to enable edit source beta in the treehouse. I'm not amazing at coding except in MIT Scratch.

Report Option[edit]

Option to report something that is found annoying. Through this the user can report anything that is found annoying and the Hosts could check it.Asif Rasheed

Easy input form for guest profile creation[edit]

A gadget that makes it easy for a new guest to create their profile without editing a template: Ideally we'd give them a fill-in form that creates a profile box without showing quite as much code. Siko (talk) 20:01, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

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Answer rating[edit]

A system for upvoting answers to a question (like Quora or StackOverflow), so people can get/give simple feedback on good answers. Siko (talk) 20:01, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

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Link to all new editors[edit]

Is it possible that an instant link to Tea House be provided to new users as and when they create their accounts... Also a bit of a differentiation between Advanced users' questions and beginner users' questions as it can get a bit too overwhelming.Ajayupai95 (talk) 04:12, 10 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Ajayupai95, about your instant link idea, we do have a bot that finds the newest members who edit a lot and tells them about the Teahouse automatically, but for a link to be given to any new member would a) create a large influx of people which can lead to overwhelming overloads of questions etc. and b) there would have to be coding within Wikipedia itself to display this, unless we edited our bot to send a message to every new player not just high editors. Thanks for leaving your ideas! Dathus Talk 12:27, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

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Script for moving sections up/down[edit]

Add functionality to the User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/teahouseUtility.js to allow hosts to move sections "to top" (⇑), "up one" (↑), or "down one" (↓)... I can't see of any need to move them to the "bottom" (⇓) Technical 13 (talk) 00:32, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

This should be fairly easy to do with DOM. I'll research it and would love to hear other ideas/suggestions to accomplish this. Technical 13 (talk) 00:32, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
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Reviewing questions for inclusion in Wikipedia's FAQs[edit]

Someone should do a review of questions for possible inclusion in the appropriate FAQ section on Wikipedia. If it has already been asked and answered, it will help new people learn about where to look for answers to common questions. New questions that get added should certainly help qualify the asker for a Great Question badge.Aggie80 (talk) 21:13, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

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Adding editors as friends[edit]

A way to add other editors as friends. Admiral Ham (talk) 20:29, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

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HostBot request: Automate badges[edit]

Deliver automated TH welcome badge to guests who create a profile

This may be a tough sell to the Bot Approval Group, but I'm willing to work with you on it. Refer to the original HostBot Invite Approval discussion for some of the arguments that will likely be raised if we pursue this proposal. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 00:51, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
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HostBot request: Invite unblocked users[edit]

Send out Teahouse invitations for users upon being unblocked. Technical 13 (talk) 00:24, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

While a nice opportunity to give guidance and a clean start to unblocked editors, these tend to be some of the more troublesome folks and might not fit well into the community, at least not without disrupting the positive atmosphere first before they learn its ways. I'm a bit concerned that it's not worth the risk. Ocaasi t | c 20:41, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
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Badges: Add evidence (diff) to all templates[edit]

A parameter so editors can link to the edit which earned a badge. Ocaasi t | c 20:29, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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Badges: Track giving of multiple badges[edit]

If a single editor earned multiple badges, a way to measure that. Ocaasi t | c 20:29, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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Badges: Activity feed (givers and recipients)[edit]

A live feed of when a person gives or receives a badge (to be displayed on the Q&A page). Ocaasi t | c 20:29, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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Badges: Host badge preload button on profiles[edit]

Similar to the welcome badges on guest profiles, create a one-click link from host profiles to award the host badge. Ocaasi t | c 20:29, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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Badges:A badge for badge-givers (badge badge)[edit]

A badge for those who give a lot of badges. Ocaasi t | c 20:29, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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Badges: A use/satisfaction survey[edit]

Capture qualitative feedback from badge givers and recipients, to get feedback on badges, learn how they are impacting them. Ocaasi t | c 20:29, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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Badges: One-click great Q&A badges[edit]

Similar to the Talkback links in Q&A page messages, a one-click link to give a great question or great answer badge. Ocaasi t | c 20:29, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Ocaasi, this shouldn't be too hard to add to Writ Keeper's current TB script; however, when do these types of links start causing that to become "crowded"? Perhaps a single link that clicking on would expand into a dropdown style list of options? This would be a little more complicated but provide a better final result and allow for future expansion. Technical 13 (talk) 17:32, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Writ Keeper, what do you think? Can we do these links and the TB and C links all in a dropdown menu instead of as a row of 3, 4, or more links attached to their talk page link? Technical 13 (talk) 04:25, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  • I don't think this should be attached to my script at all. It should be separate; my script is too naive about what constitutes a signature. It's fine for a user script, but not so fine for these steenking badges, I think. Writ Keeper  04:27, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
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Badges: Stars on the Q&A for given badges[edit]

A visual star on Questions/Answers which received a great question/answer badge. Ocaasi t | c 20:29, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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VE beta![edit]

How about providing Visual Editor beta for all users who use Teahouse question forum. Some may be new and may not be able to use HTML source codes. BenisonPBaby 16:50, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

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Contributions link[edit]

Very, very often it's useful or even necessary to check a user's contributions before answering their question. As a contributions link isn't part of default signatures, could we add this (a "C") alongside the "TB" that appears with the Teahouse scripts? Cheers --LukeSurl t c 15:16, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Oh, and I was told I should ping Writ_Keeper in on this, so here you go :) --LukeSurl t c 15:19, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
K, done. Writ Keeper  04:12, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

categorization[edit]

Hi. I think it would be awesome if you categorized all questions asked. e.g. If someone wanted to know about image licenses (which I did), they could just click on the image license questions category. Thanx.Dovikap (talk) 19:04, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Granted wishes[edit]

These wishes have already been completed!

Pilot Teahouse awards project[edit]

Badges/awards for active and stellar hosts/guests to thank each other Siko (talk) 20:35, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Anyashy and Ocaasi made the Teahouse Awards project live in Jan 2013. Ocaasi t | c 20:36, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Automate badge tracking[edit]

Automatically count/track given badges (currently here: Wikipedia:Teahouse/Badge/Awarded)

Yes check.svg Done Doable, but will depend on the precise mechanisms used in implementing the badge system. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 00:51, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Notify hosts of profile archived for inactivity[edit]

Notify hosts when their profile is archived for inactivity Siko (talk) 20:01, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneI've started an RfC here. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 00:51, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Barnometer/Trophycase that's userfriendly to add new items to[edit]

Make it easy to show off earned badges

Yes check.svg Done User:Ocaasi/badgeometer Ocaasi t | c 20:09, 19 June 2013 (UTC)