User talk:Quiddity

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I usually watchlist talkpage threads for a few days, so please reply in original threads.
If you leave a new message here, I will probably reply here, unless requested otherwise.
"I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything!" -- Bart Simpson[3]
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Winston Churchill[citation requested]

a small bag of holding[edit]

This yellowing sack, woven of bananafibre and buckypaper, currently contains:

  • one copy of this week's newspaper
  • two photographs of cat noses
  • the susurrus of neglected conversations ...
Pink cat nose.jpg
Detalhe nariz Osk.jpg
The Signpost
18 August 2016
"Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent making mistakes
is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." – George Bernard Shaw[2]


I couldn't make it to the meeting this morning due to and administrative mixup. Could you please contact me after te 'Future of Wikimania meeting' Im in the room. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 13:24, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

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Editing News #2—2016[edit]

Editing News #2—2016 Read this in another languageSubscription list for this multilingual newsletter

Did you know?

It's quick and easy to insert a references list.

Screenshot showing a dropdown menu with many items

Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page). Open the "Insert" menu and click the "References list" icon (three books).

If you are using several groups of references, which is relatively rare, you will have the opportunity to specify the group. If you do that, then only the references that belong to the specified group will be displayed in this list of references.

Finally, click "Insert" in the dialog to insert the References list. This list will change as you add more footnotes to the page.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Arabic and Indic scripts, and adapting the visual editor to the needs of the Wikivoyages and Wikisources.

Recent changes[edit]

The visual editor is now available to all users at most Wikivoyages. It was also enabled for all contributors at the French Wikinews.

The single edit tab feature combines the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab. It has been deployed to several Wikipedias, including Hungarian, Polish, English and Japanese Wikipedias, as well as to all Wikivoyages. At these wikis, you can change your settings for this feature in the "Editing" tab of Special:Preferences. The team is now reviewing the feedback and considering ways to improve the design before rolling it out to more people.

Future changes[edit]

The "Save page" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next few months. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on This will affect several languages, including: Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Urdu, Persian, Bengali, Assamese, Aramaic and others.

The team is working with the volunteer developers who power Wikisource to provide the visual editor there, for opt-in testing right now and eventually for all users. (T138966)

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. It will look like the visual editor, and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices around September 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

Let's work together[edit]

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk), 21:09, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

Please comment on Talk:Aptronym[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Aptronym. Legobot (talk) 04:25, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

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Bit mystified[edit]

Why an encyclopeiac template has a piece of chinese text The Classic of Rites was one of the Five Classics of Confucianism; it described social forms, ancient rites, and court ceremonies. - which in the strictest sense is not literature at all - but a chinese cultural and philosophical text... any thoughts ?


- I am mystified as to why someone would use something like that...

Any clues where to suggestst a replacement image that is not so removed from what it actually represents?JarrahTree 09:37, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, @JarrahTree:, it would help if you linked to the template (?) you are asking about.
It searched for that text and could not find it. Possibly you are talking about the "Description" text in the image File:Liji2.jpg itself? - That description is written on Commons (where the image is located).
oh... I checked the file's "Usage" section, and I now understand that it is used as the image in Template:Literature. Therefor, you should check the revision history of the template, see who added it, and then ping them in a new section on the Template's talkpage, along with a suggestion on what (if anything) to replace it with. HTH. Quiddity (talk) 21:07, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

OK will do - I hadnt planned to go back to the specific uploader, I was more interested in your opinion in a replacement for a elliptical image usage (bit like having an image of a lemon in a template about apples), but no big deal, trust all is well in your woods, so to speak JarrahTree 23:04, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 04 August 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 18 August 2016[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style. Legobot (talk) 04:26, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

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