User talk:The Anome

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Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

Tech News: 2016-39[edit]

18:07, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Request For Deletion of East Waynesville Baptist Church[edit]

I have submitted a deletion request for The article for deletion is located at Thank You --Timothywebb (talk) 17:25, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

No compliance with WP:Before and WP:PROD. 7&6=thirteen () 17:59, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of East Waynesville Baptist Church[edit]

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Disputed edit on Hillary Clinton[edit]

I would ask that you self-revert your edit; there is not at all consensus for inclusion of a claim solely sourced to Dinesh d'Souza in this article, and as per the discretionary sanctions imposed on the page, All editors must obtain consensus on the talk page of this article before reinstating any edits that have been challenged (via reversion). If in doubt, don't make the edit. A self-revert and talk page discussion would be appropriate. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 09:42, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Ah. I hadn't noticed that before I made my edit, and _then_ moved to the talk page-- yes, I will self-revert now. -- The Anome (talk) 09:44, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
@NorthBySouthBaranof: Update: I see you've reverted it for me. However, please note my comment on the talk page: our job is not to whitewash candidates by eliminated all mention of mud being thrown at them; instead, we should clearly identify these claims as partisan claims by opponents. Exactly the same should go for edits to the Trump article: NPOV is a core principle which applies to all articles. Let's discuss this on the article talk page. -- The Anome (talk) 09:49, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-40[edit]

21:30, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-41[edit]

20:30, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Recent block[edit]

Thank you for blocking User:SmartestBonerAlive. You may wish to consider blocking User:TheSmartestBonerAlive as well. --Hammersoft (talk) 15:50, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

@Hammersoft: Done. -- The Anome (talk) 15:54, 12 October 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for your message. Since the word "surburb" is misspelled, I thought it would be a good idea to indicate that this is a quote from the source. --Edcolins (talk) 19:43, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

@Edcolins: You're right! Sorry for being so unobservant, and apologies for the inconvenience. -- The Anome (talk) 20:03, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
No worries :-) I have changed it back with a "hidden" comment. --Edcolins (talk) 20:18, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #3—2016[edit]

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Did you know?

Did you know that you can easily re-arrange columns and rows in the visual editor?

Screenshot showing a dropdown menu with options for editing the table structure

Select a cell in the column or row that you want to move. Click the arrow at the start of that row or column to open the dropdown menu (shown). Choose either "Move before" or "Move after" to move the column, or "Move above" or "Move below" to move the row.

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 mainly worked on a new wikitext editor. They have also released some small features and the new map editing tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. You can find links to the list of work finished each week at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, releasing the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving language support.

Recent changes[edit]

  • You can now set text as small or big.[15]
  • Invisible templates have been shown as a puzzle icon. Now, the name of the invisible template is displayed next to the puzzle icon.[16] A similar feature will display the first part of hidden HTML comments.[17]
  • Categories are displayed at the bottom of each page. If you click on the categories, the dialog for editing categories will open.[18]
  • At many wikis, you can now add maps to pages. Go to the Insert menu and choose the "Maps" item. The Discovery department are adding more features to this area, like geoshapes. You can read more on[19]
  • The "Save" button now says "Save page" when you create a page, and "Save changes" when you change an existing page.[20] In the future, the "Save page" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.
  • Image galleries now use a visual mode for editing. You can see thumbnails of the images, add new files, remove unwanted images, rearrange the images by dragging and dropping, and add captions for each image. Use the "Options" tab to set the gallery's display mode, image sizes, and add a title for the gallery.[21]

Future changes[edit]

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining 10 "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next month. 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 Thai, Burmese and Aramaic.

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. The 2017 wikitext editor 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 in October 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

Let's work together[edit]

Do you teach new editors how to use the visual editor? Did you help set up the Citoid automatic reference feature for your wiki? Have you written or imported TemplateData for your most important citation templates? Would you be willing to help new editors and small communities with the visual editor? Please sign up for the new VisualEditor Community Taskforce.

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Tech News: 2016-42[edit]

16:42, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

West African Ebola virus epidemic[edit]

if you have a moment I wanted to ask a question....--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:23, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

@Ozzie10aaaa: Sure -- please ask away. -- The Anome (talk) 15:23, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
I'm nominating West African Ebola virus epidemic for GA, will you review it?--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:51, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Sure. But it may take me a day or two to do so: I will need to familiarize myself with the reviewing criteria first. -- The Anome (talk) 22:29, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:11, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-43[edit]

17:39, 24 October 2016 (UTC)