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VE newsletter[edit]

Hey Numbermaniac; hope you had a decent weekend :). We've got a pile of patches, some of which went out on Monday, some yesterday:

  • If you insert wikitext such as links or section headers, you get a notice in the top right corner (over the save button). It doesn't go away until click, though once dismissed you don't get another one that edit. (49820)
  • If your edit token expires, VE fetches a new one for you so you can save. (50424)
  • If the page is empty of content but does have something non-content (like a category or an HTML comment), VE no longer crashes on load - (50289)
  • sub tags are no longer removed ((49873)
  • If you type at the end of links, they now extend
  • Templates now only take a single click to insert
  • Clear annotations clears links (50461)
  • The link inspector stays open when you click to another item (50895)
  • Typing after multi-byte characters no longer creats pawn icons (51140)
  • Resizing thumbnails that have a default size set now works (50645)
  • References made by tag:ref now display properly (50978)
  • The VE is integrated with the spam blacklist (50826)
  • Feedback link goes to the right language (47730)

There are a lot more improvements coming, but that's it for Monday and Tuesday. Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 08:31, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks :) -- t numbermaniac c 08:50, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Hello!![edit]

You have answer at Talk:EDUN#Barney's image... Ms.Bono(zootalk) 12:30, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

And. Can you help me to make one of these for me? User:Numbermaniac/edit_count

Ms.Bono(zootalk) 12:33, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Sure Miss Bono! The script I use to generate that table comes from here. You may want to read through that first. :) -- (T) Numbermaniac (C) 03:16, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Took a look, but didn't understand a thing. Can you help me setting up that page? Miss Bono [zootalk] 13:50, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
(talk page stalker), Miss Bono just copy the code into your user.js file. Prabash.Akmeemana 14:14, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Hey!!! You are back... I don't have a user.js file Miss Bono [zootalk] 14:20, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Yeah I will be on this week because of Snuggle... And I'm considering to not retire, I'm sorry for overreacting yesterday on you, I never meant to get you stressed out :(
Oh and about the commons.js subpage, check to see if you have it, if you don't then create on with the code pasted in to it. Prabash.Akmeemana 14:27, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I will look in a while. I am stucked in a wikitable and I can't get out of it... :( Miss Bono [zootalk] 15:07, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Just create it at User:Miss Bono/common.js :P -- t numbermaniac c 00:26, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
What wikitable? -- t numbermaniac c 00:27, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Trying to make a wikitable for this: pretty messy can you help? Miss Bono [zootalk] 12:10, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Bumping thread. -- t numbermaniac c 01:23, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Lol, sorry, I accidentally did the welcome, because I'm used to it. PhoenixFire contribs 13:44, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

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Hello![edit]

Hello Faizan, we need you to join this wiki it is new and we need administrators and possibly bureaucrats, care to join? thanks in advance --Prabash.Akmeemana 19:47, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Faizan? -- t numbermaniac c 02:34, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
He meant Numbermaniac, and will you? --PhoenixFire contribs 03:02, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Yeah why not? Have you? -- t numbermaniac c 03:11, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Yup, I'm an admin and crat there. --PhoenixFire contribs 04:10, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Im an admin and a crat on both of the wikis, I'm going for steward on one and sheriff on the other, not to forget sysop on a WMF project, Hawkmist, honey you have a long way to go ;) --Prabash.Akmeemana 04:17, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Admincrat already?! Wowh. Sysop, sheriff... dot dot dot. Is it really that easy to become one? -- t numbermaniac c 05:51, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm an admin, though I only just registered-- t numbermaniac c 08:58, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Its a new test wiki, thats how Hawkmist got crat, they need more members so becoming a crat is very easy, on a different test wiki its harder to become a crat but easy to become an admin there, me and Hawkmist are admins there but I'm a crat, if you want requst for sysop I will gladly give you the rights. --Prabash.Akmeemana 12:37, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Gee, thanks :D -- t numbermaniac c 02:51, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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Megadrive and Mega CD[edit]

While Sega MegaDrive and Mega CD article names are in dispute (which they are) and while both articles feature a heavy North American bias (which they do) then I strongly feel they should not be awarded Good Article Status94.172.126.154 (talk) 21:07, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I might still pass the article, but I want to get that sorted before it continues. -- t numbermaniac c 22:27, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Hey, Numbermaniac. It looks as though the IP editor has been blocked, so the controversy should be ending and a fair review can take place for Sega CD. Because of this whole hassle, though, you might find the article is in even better shape; a couple more sources have been added, and remembering KieferSkunk's comments on Night Trap, I put together a subsection about the controversy it generated. It's all sourced and sourced well, of course, so I think you'll enjoy re-reading an even further improved article. Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 04:54, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

If that's the case and the user has been blocked, then the review shallcontinue! :) -- t numbermaniac c 05:44, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

VE newsletter[edit]

Hey Numbermaniac. The newest updates:

  • Links now don't extend over space/punctuation/workbreaks when you type (bugzilla:51463)
  • Users with the "minoredit" preference set get working functionality (bugzilla:51515)
  • You can tab to buttons in dialogs, including the save dialog (bugzilla:50047)
  • We now show the <newarticletext> (or <newarticletextanon>) message as an edit notice (bugzilla:51459)
  • You can scroll dialog panels like in transclusions' templates' parameter listings (bugzilla:51739)
  • Templates that only create meta-data and no display content at all (like Template:Use dmy dates) now can't be deleted accidentally or deliberately, but still don't show up (bugzilla:51322)
  • FlaggedRevisions integration (bugzilla:49699)
  • Edit summary will get the section title pre-added if you launched from a section edit link (bugzilla:50872)

Along with some miscellaneous language support fixes. That's all for today; as always, let us know if you spot more bugs. Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:06, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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+ talkback [1]. Silverstream 05:19, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

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Peer Review[edit]

I need a huge favor. Can you make a peer review for Bono, to see what it takes to take it into GA? Thanks. Miss Bono [zootalk] 14:46, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Sure! -- t numbermaniac c 03:22, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
 Wikipedia:Peer review/Bono/archive2 -- t numbermaniac c 03:34, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Nothing yet? Miss Bono [zootalk] 16:40, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
I thought Prabash was doing it... -- t numbermaniac c 00:29, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Numbermaniac, we moved your Teahouse host profile[edit]

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VisualEditor newsletter for 06 August 2013[edit]

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

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

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

There have also been many smaller fixes, including these:

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

As always, if you have questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 23:31, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit counter![edit]

Yes, I still want it. Thank you :) Miss Bono [zootalk] 12:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

You should probably read User:Kanegasi/editcounter for the documentation. -- t numbermaniac c 02:37, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
(talk page stalker)Good morning Numbermaniac‎!
Arrived here following your post this morning on STiki Talk and have successfully downloaded editcounter script. Presented with "Success!" on lhs of my User page ... but where do I find the result?
Your help would be much appreciated.
Cheers!
Gareth Griffith-Jones|The Welsh Buzzard|— 08:59, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Apologies for such a late reply, Gareth Griffith-Jones, your morning is my night ;). The edit count is located at User:Gareth Griffith-Jones/edit count. If you added "var subPages = true" to your common.js page, you should get two more pages at User:Gareth Griffith-Jones/edit count/total and User:Gareth Griffith-Jones/edit count/date. Cheers! -- t numbermaniac c 21:52, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Seems as though you haven't enabled that. ;) -- t numbermaniac c 21:59, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for replying. Followed your instruction and now have [2] following activating Edit counter v108 yesterday before posting here at 08:59, 19 August.
I have added "var subPages = true" to my common.js page, but unable to discover the "two more pages" ... where are they?
Cheers!
Gareth Griffith-Jones|The Welsh Buzzard| — 07:46, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Once you add it to your common.js page you will have to run the script again. Then go to the two redlinks above. -- t numbermaniac c 22:09, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Ha! Just ran it again and voila — they have both turned blue. Aren't you clever! Many thanks.
Sincerely,
Gareth Griffith-Jones|The Welsh Buzzard| — 07:06, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Inherent risk (accounting)[edit]

Now that you have closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Inherent risk (accounting) you should complete the procedure of removing the header off the article and put the old afd notice on the talk page! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:45, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Don't get angry at me, this is the first time I ever did such a thing. -- t numbermaniac c 08:50, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

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STiki emergency[edit]

VisualEditor newsletter for 21 August 2013[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For other questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and other ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 17:49, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Leducq Foundation[edit]

Numbermaniac:

Thanks for your message re the Leducq Foundation's Wikipedia entry, but please be advised that it was updated earlier this month. If you take a quick look, you'll see that the data included is current, that is from 2013. Hope that solves the problem, since we don't want the entry taken down.

Rlaird@dgi-nyc.dom

Ok then, let me take a look. -- t numbermaniac c 12:17, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

re: 8.2.215.2[edit]

8.2.215.2 blocks going to expire the 26th, and based off the others IP that was unblocked recently, 8.2.215.2 may disrupt wikipedia. lets get prepared, DDreth [talk to me] 13:04, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Oh darn. 26th is a Monday. As if Monday wadn't bad enough -_- I'm wondering whether to ask an admin to keep watch and block him again. What do you think DDreth? -- t numbermaniac c 03:21, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Maybe start a RfC regarding 8.2.215.2 and suggest a 6 month {{anonblock}} with talk page revoked if 8.2.215.2 goes distrupting wikipedia when the block expires? Oh and I forgot! I asked AlexF to see if he can watch over 8.2.215.2. cheers! DDreth [talk to me] 14:47, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

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Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey Numbermaniac. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 21:56, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

STiki Help[edit]

How do you make STiki show newer edits. Every time I use STiki it only shows me edits from hours ago or days ago. ///EuroCarGT 00:06, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

There's no way that I know of; there doesn't seem to be a way to get more recent edits. Has the ClueBot NG queue helped in that? -- t numbermaniac c 07:35, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
ClueBot NG did work, I was in STiki (Meta-data). Thanks! ///EuroCarGT 15:22, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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My page[edit]

Hey! I saw that you did some changes to my page. You'll see, I have a very poor interface of Wikipedia, so I cannot see very well people changes when I check out the diff. Can you please tell me what you did and next time add it to the edit summary??. Thanks

PS: Also thanks for the help. Miss Bono [zootalk] 11:59, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Friendly (talk page stalker) Hello Miss Bono [zootalk]!
My friend Numbermaniac corrected the formatting in relation to the "break". They are now in the correct format for Wikipedia like this, <br />
Cheers!
Gareth Griffith-Jones| The Welsh Buzzard: Cardiff born and bred | — 12:10, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you so much Gareth ;D Miss Bono [zootalk] 12:11, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
You are very welcome, Miss Bono.
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 12:21, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
By the way, I love Land Rovers --I read your page, please don't blame me-- :) Miss Bono [zootalk] 12:24, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
I cannot think of anything but praise for you. Certainly not *blame* ... I am pleased that you visited me.
— | Gareth Griffith-Jones | The Welsh Buzzard | — 21:21, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I simply fixed the br formatting as Gareth showed above. Hope you didn't mind. -- t numbermaniac c 00:31, 6 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) 21:53, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

I made a Wikipedia account, like you suggested a month or two ago. Meeples10 (talk) 20:21, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Yay! -- t numbermaniac c 02:24, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Is it possible to create a JavaScript/CSS line that will make the watchlist have the bolded words the Minecraft Wiki has? For example, instead of a green dot, the words would be bolded. Meeples10 (talk) 23:13, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Nevermind, I was looking through my preferences and found it. Meeples10 t ~ c 23:20, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

More STiKi help[edit]

Every time I use Stiki, nothing happens. I do edits on Stiki and they don't appear on my Contributions page. Every time I use it, I get a red error message at the bottom saying, "RB'ed 0 Edits conflict or error check page hist." Help! ///EuroCarGT 23:26, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Download the newest version of STiki and run that. -- t numbermaniac c 02:28, 11 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) 21:59, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

BESbears (talk · contribs)[edit]

About the talk page note... that is for my use. It is a project for a local elementary school, and some of the teachers there aren't too good with computers. I'm trying to make the userpage the "hub" of all my stuff for that school. I doubt any of those teachers even know how to edit it, and I'm going to disable section editing and the "Edit" tab so they don't mess something up. Meeples10 t ~ c 10:33, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

A question: do you know how to remove the edit tab? Meeples10 t ~ c 10:44, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
Ok then, that's fine. Let me figure out the editing bit later. -- t numbermaniac c 01:34, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Copy the bottom of what I have in my common.css, starting from the comment 'Meeples, copy here'. -- t numbermaniac c 02:09, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Meeples10 t ~ c 10:40, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Hang on a minute. Go into your preferences and then the editing tab and deselect "enable section edit via [edits]" if it isn't unticked already. -- t numbermaniac c 11:19, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Done. Meeples10 t ~ c 20:28, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for Nina Rosenwald article[edit]

Holy samoleons! I thought approval of Nina Rosenwald would take 3 weeks and it only took you 3 minutes! Thanks, Numbermaniac, I owe you one! Now all I have to do is fight off the deletionists, liberals, and anti-Zionists to get it through AfD (don't worry, AfD is a certainty) but I think I have some allies. Thanks again! --72.66.30.115 (talk) 00:57, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

I will say, it was one of the best AFCs I had ever seen. I was really impressed by it. An article of this standard shouldn't have to go through AFD, it's of a good quality. Anyway, well done! -- t numbermaniac c 01:31, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Gosh! Now I'm embarrassed. You can probably tell I'm not a newbie (I hope). I've been editing from my IP address for a while now and Verizon, my internet provider, changed my IP address a couple weeks ago so my contributions history is pretty short. I appreciate your nice compliment. Thank you. I came back here to tell you that I just looked at the revision history of the article for the first time and I owe you another big thank you for cleaning up after me! I had never used that method of creating an article before and it shows! Thanks again! (Now I owe you 2!) --72.66.30.115 (talk) 05:34, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Why should you be embarrassed? That article clearly shows you're not a newbie. You're welcome, it's just what I do on Wikipedia. -- t numbermaniac c 05:42, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Reason for not accepting article for creation[edit]

Hello colleagues,

Why do you not provide a reason for not accepting article submission? This is very confusing for authors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Pamir_miren#Your_submission_at_Articles_for_creation:_SeekFast

Best regatds, Dimitar Stamenov — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pamir miren (talkcontribs) 07:03, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

The reason for declining is at the submission itself. -- t numbermaniac c 07:06, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations from STiki![edit]

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Congratulations, Numbermaniac! You're receiving this barnstar because you recently crossed the 1,000 classification threshold using STiki. We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool. We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (developer) and Pratyya (Hello!) 08:13, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

At last you are getting a STiki barnstar.Face-tongue.svg Go on like this.--Pratyya (Hello!) 08:13, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. :) -- t numbermaniac c 09:29, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

The Twilite Tone[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Mullins5287#Your_submission_at_Articles_for_creation:_The_Twilite_Tone_.28October_2.29

Good day,

Hope is all well.

How you would suggest editing so the article will be approved?

I included as many sources as possible including trade magazines and in-depth interviews from reputable sources.

The Twilite Tone wrote and produced Kanye West "Mercy," one of the biggest songs of the past few years. Aside from that, his name can be found throughout Wikipedia, however no page has ever been established.

Thanks, your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Cheers, Dan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mullins5287 (talkcontribs) 13:51, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

The problem was that you haven't sourced your information. Because Wikipedia can be edited by anyone, we need proof that what you wrote is true. I don't see any links to independent articles or websites that are about this person. If you add a few references for your information, feel free to submit the article again and I will check it. -- t numbermaniac c 01:09, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at AfC Pocket Trains was accepted[edit]

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Pocket Trains, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Stub-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

Pratyya (Hello!) 13:22, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you Pratyya! -- t numbermaniac c 01:08, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

New Article on 'Lancet Study on Insite Debate'[edit]

Not sure why the previous content blanked however I have put the same content back into the empty article page and have saved it but with no indication from the Wikipedia server as to where it has gone. I cannot find my way back to the resubmit link which previously appeared. Appreciate your advice on how to progress this new article.Minphie (talk) 03:59, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I think I see what the problem is. The page you are editing begins with the Wikipedia prefix. From that page, click the "talk" tab. The page you see there is blank. However, I'm not sure whether that article is indeed the kind of thing that can be on Wikipedia. If you're done, add {{subst:submit}} to the top of the page and an editor will review it shortly. Thanks, -- t numbermaniac c 05:38, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Bulldozer archaeology[edit]

Bulldozer archaeology is a concept that has been around for many decades. I see you did some editing work on it. I removed the inaccurate claim that it was a recently coined term and the Israeli archaeology business, as it seems to have been created solely to push that. After reverting a new editor, probably the same account as the creator, reverted me. I've reverted again but we should not have an article making inaccurate claims and being used to push some sort of position or highlight a recent argument in this way. Any help you can give would be nice, but if you can't, I quite understand. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 13:39, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

The editor seems to be attempting to add info that, as one of the tags you added state, doesn't give a global perspective. The info being added by the editor seems to be only about Israel, and they are also messing up the references formatting section. Sorry I have to go, I'll say more later. -- t numbermaniac c 02:11, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 11:07, 7 October 2013 (UTC)