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This week's article for improvement (week 21, 2015)[edit]

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Left: Czech bramboráček, a bread made of potato dough, being deep fried. Right: The Royal Navy Trafalgar class attack submarine HMS Tireless (S88) sits on the surface of the North Pole, the northern polar ice cap on Earth

Hello, Khamar.

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Previous selections: Food industry • Home appliance • Hydropower


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Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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This week's voting for TAFI's upcoming weekly collaboration has begun at Week 24 of 2015. Thanks for participating!
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This week's article for improvement (week 22, 2015)[edit]

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Chocolate most commonly comes in dark (bottom), milk (middle), and white (top) varieties

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Previous selections: Deep frying • Food industry • Home appliance


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TAFI week 22, 2015 update[edit]

Please note that Personality is also an article for improvement for week 22, 2015. Thank you.

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Today's articles for improvement weekly vote[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 23, 2015)[edit]

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The term Buggy is generally used to refer to any lightweight automobile with off road capabilities and sparse bodywork.

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Today's articles for improvement weekly vote[edit]

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  • Hello Khamar:
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VisualEditor News #3—2015[edit]

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Did you know?

When you click on a link to an article, you now see more information:

Screenshot showing the link tool's context menu


The link tool has been re-designed:

Screenshot of the link inspector


There are separate tabs for linking to internal and external pages.

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

Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has created new interfaces for the link and citation tools, as well as fixing many bugs and changing some elements of the design. Some of these bugs affected users of VisualEditor on mobile devices. Status reports are posted on Mediawiki.org. The worklist for April through June is available in Phabricator.

A test of VisualEditor's effect on new editors at the English Wikipedia has just completed the first phase. During this test, half of newly registered editors had VisualEditor automatically enabled, and half did not. The main goal of the study is to learn which group was more likely to save an edit and to make productive, unreverted edits. Initial results will be posted at Meta later this month.

Recent improvements[edit]

Auto-fill features for citations are available at a few Wikipedias through the citoid service. Citoid takes a URL or DOI for a reliable source, and returns a pre-filled, pre-formatted bibliographic citation. If Citoid is enabled on your wiki, then the design of the citation workflow changed during May. All citations are now created inside a single tool. Inside that tool, choose the tab you want (<citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-auto>, <citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-manual>, or <citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-reuse>). The cite button is now labeled with the word "Cite" rather than a book icon, and the autofill citation dialog now has a more meaningful label, "<Citoid-citeFromIDDialog-lookup-button>", for the submit button.

The link tool has been redesigned based on feedback from Wikipedia editors and user testing. It now has two separate sections: one for links to articles and one for external links. When you select a link, its pop-up context menu shows the name of the linked page, a thumbnail image from the linked page, Wikidata's description, and/or appropriate icons for disambiguation pages, redirect pages and empty pages. Search results have been reduced to the first five pages. Several bugs were fixed, including a dark highlight that appeared over the first match in the link inspector (T98085).  

The special character inserter in VisualEditor now uses the same special character list as the wikitext editor. Admins at each wiki can also create a custom section for frequently used characters at the top of the list. Please read the instructions for customizing the list at mediawiki.org. Also, there is now a tooltip to describing each character in the special character inserter (T70425).

Several improvements have been made to templates. When you search for a template to insert, the list of results now contains descriptions of the templates. The parameter list inside the template dialog now remains open after inserting a parameter from the list, so that users don’t need to click on "Add more information" each time they want to add another parameter (T95696). The team added a new property for TemplateData, "Example", for template parameters. This optional, translatable property will show up when there is text describing how to use that parameter (T53049).

The design of the main toolbar and several other elements have changed slightly, to be consistent with the MediaWiki theme. In the Vector skin, individual items in the menu are separated visually by pale gray bars. Buttons and menus on the toolbar can now contain both an icon and a text label, rather than just one or the other. This new design feature is being used for the cite button on wikis where the Citoid service is enabled.

The team has released a long-desired improvement to the handling of non-existent images. If a non-existent image is linked in an article, then it is now visible in VisualEditor and can be selected, edited, replaced, or removed.

Let's work together[edit]

  • Share your ideas and ask questions at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback.
  • The weekly task triage meetings continue to be open to volunteers, each Wednesday at 12:00 (noon) PDT (19:00 UTC). Learn how to join the meetings and how to nominate bugs at mw:Talk:VisualEditor/Portal. You do not need to attend the meeting to nominate a bug for consideration as a Q4 blocker. Instead, go to Phabricator and "associate" the Editing team's Q4 blocker project with the bug.
  • If your Wikivoyage, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, or other community wants to have VisualEditor made available by default to contributors, then please contact James Forrester.
  • If you would like to request the Citoid automatic reference feature for your wiki, please post a request in the Citoid project on Phabricator. Include links to the TemplateData for the most important citation templates on your wiki.

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This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2015)[edit]

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An example of sport – a view of the 1906 unofficial Olympic Games

Hello, Khamar.

The following are WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selections:


Previous selections: Buggy (automobile) • Types of chocolate • Deep frying


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Today's articles for improvement weekly vote[edit]

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This week's voting for TAFI's upcoming weekly collaborations has begun at Week 27 of 2015. Thanks for participating!
Sent by Northamerica1000 using mass messaging on 19:46, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2015)[edit]

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People enjoying the nightlife at a nightclub in Cape Town, South Africa

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Previous selections: Sport • Buggy (automobile) • Types of chocolate


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Today's articles for improvement weekly vote[edit]

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  • Hello Khamar:
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Sent by Northamerica1000 using mass messaging on 20:47, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 26, 2015)[edit]

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The amounts of fat types in selected foods

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Previous selections: Nightlife • Sport • Buggy (automobile)


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Today's articles for improvement weekly vote[edit]

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  • Hello Khamar:
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This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2015)[edit]

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A party in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Ox at a restaruant

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Previous selections: Fat • Nightlife • Sport


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Today's articles for improvement weekly vote[edit]

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  • Hello Khamar:
This week's voting for TAFI's upcoming weekly collaborations has begun at Week 30 of 2015. Thanks for participating!
Sent by Northamerica1000 using mass messaging on 02:24, 29 June 2015 (UTC)