- 1 This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2017)
- 2 Books and Bytes - Issue 20
- 3 This week's article for improvement (week 4, 2017)
- 4 This week's article for improvement (week 5, 2017)
- 5 Learning Quarterly: February 2017
- 6 This week's article for improvement (week 6, 2017)
- 7 This Month in GLAM: January 2017
- 8 This week's article for improvement (week 7, 2017)
- 9 This week's article for improvement (week 8, 2017)
- 10 This week's article for improvement (week 9, 2017)
- 11 This Month in Education: [February 2017]
- 12 Fair Use in Australia discussion
- 13 This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2017)
- 14 This Month in GLAM: February 2017
- 15 Entertainment Article Structure
- 16 This week's article for improvement (week 11, 2017)
- 17 This week's article for improvement (week 12, 2017)
- 18 Disambiguation link notification for March 20
- 19 This week's article for improvement (week 13, 2017)
- 20 This Month in Education: [March 2017]
- 21 This week's article for improvement (week 14, 2017)
- 22 Books and Bytes - Issue 21
- 23 This week's article for improvement (week 15, 2017)
- 24 This Month in GLAM: March 2017
- 25 Wikimedian in Residence BoF at Wikimania 2017
- 26 This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2017)
- 27 This week's article for improvement (week 17, 2017)
- 28 This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2017)
- 29 This Month in Education: [April 2017]
- 30 This week's article for improvement (week 19, 2017)
- 31 Editing News #1—2017
- 32 Learning Quarterly: May 2017
- 33 This Month in GLAM: April 2017
- 34 This week's article for improvement (week 20, 2017)
- 35 This week's article for improvement (week 21, 2017)
This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2017)
Books and Bytes - Issue 20
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Learning Quarterly: February 2017
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This Month in Education: [February 2017]
Volume 6 | Issue 1 | February 2017
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Fair Use in Australia discussion
As an Australian Wikipedian, your opinion is sought on a proposal to advocate for the introduction of Fair Use into Australian copyright law. The discussion is taking place at the Australian Wikipedians' notice board, please read the proposal and comment there. MediaWiki message delivery MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:08, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
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Fair Use in Australia campaign update
- I'm writing you this followup message, as you took the time to vote in support of a Wikipedia banner campaign for the introduction of Fair Use in Australia.
- After much planning and coordination with the WMF, Australian Digital Alliance, and Electronic Frontiers Australia, as of Monday the banner-campaign is active on English Wikipedia to a portion of logged-out readers in Australia (technical details). The banners direct people to this page on Meta: FairCopyrightOz. That page, alongside lots of information, further directs people towards the campaign website faircopyright.org.au where Australians are invited to write to their local MP to express support of Fair Use. If you are interested in supporting this campaign, please, send a letter yourself using the template letter provided at that link.
- Furthermore, and with the support of the ADA & EFA, we have received fantastic media coverage - with article "Fair Use: Wikipedia targets Australians in bid to change the law" appearing on page 2 of the Sydney Morning Herald and page 10 of the Melbourne Age on Monday's edition. It was for a time the 3rd most read article the Fairfax website, and Fair Use was "trending" on Twitter in Australia. We are running the account @FairCopyrightOz on twitter, and we are tracking other press-mentions on the talkpage on Meta.
- Today, day 2, we published a detailed post about the campaign on the Wikimedia Blog, ran an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A session on the Australia page in Reddit, and [by happy coincidence of timing] the article History of fair use proposals in Australia appeared on the en.wp mainpage as a Did You Know. [The creation of that "history of..." article was a specific request arising from in the community consultation in which you voted].
- And, most importantly, in a little more than a day nearly 800 letters to MPs have been sent encouraging them to support the Productivity Commission's recommendation to adopt Fair Use in Australia. I urge you - please add your own message.
This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2017)
This Month in GLAM: February 2017
Entertainment Article Structure
Thanks for pointing me to your detailed information on the changes you made to the Entertainment article. I mistakenly saw the numbers as some code to something that was not clear (which they were in a way) and proceeded to remove them. Apologies. You have obviously put a lot of time and effort into improving this article which you should be commended for. Thanks for removing the 'hide' function for the photos. I think this improves readability of the number referencing although I still think 'bold' numbers and lots of brackets in text are stylistically to be avoided. However I don't have time at the moment to work out a better suggestion or improvement so your good work should stand. I thought I'd reach out to you here rather than the talk page as my comments are directed to a specific misunderstanding on my part. Robynthehode (talk) 17:54, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
- FYI, to clarify for Whiteghost, it was me who you've been editing back and forth with on the article and who pointed you to the talkpage description of the galleries of images (and numbers associated to them), but it certainly was Whoteghost who did the work to improve the article itself. Wittylama 20:52, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 11, 2017)
This week's article for improvement (week 12, 2017)
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This week's article for improvement (week 13, 2017)
This Month in Education: [March 2017]
The new issue of the newsletter is out! Thanks to everyone who submitted stories and helped with the publication. We hope you enjoy this issue of the Education Newsletter.-- Sailesh Patnaik using Saileshpat (talk) 19:07, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 14, 2017)
Books and Bytes - Issue 21
This week's article for improvement (week 15, 2017)
This Month in GLAM: March 2017
Wikimedian in Residence BoF at Wikimania 2017
My name is David Alves (User:Horadrim~usurped), and I'm an Wikipedian in Residence at RIDC NeuroMat (User:Horadrim). I've reach your contact through the Wikimedian in residence page in Outreach. As you may know, Wikimania 2017 is coming! I am here because, as a fellow WiR, I believe this would be a great opportunity for us to share experiences, discuss difficulties and exchange solutions, creating a community among us capable of supporting in other projects that would benefit from residents. In that sense, I have submitted a proposal of a Birds of a Feather activity to Wikimania that you can check out here. I hope to count with your support in this project and would like to invite you to join us if you participate in Wikimania. In case of any doubts, please feel free to contact me, either in my talk pages or by e-mail at david.alvesoutlook.com.
This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2017)
This week's article for improvement (week 17, 2017)
This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2017)
This Month in Education: [April 2017]
The new issue of the newsletter is out! Thanks to everyone who submitted stories and helped with the publication. We hope you enjoy this issue of the Education Newsletter.-- Sailesh Patnaik using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:18, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
This week's article for improvement (week 19, 2017)
Editing News #1—2017
Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has spent most of their time supporting the 2017 wikitext editor mode which is available inside the visual editor as a Beta Feature, and adding the new visual diff tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. You can find links to the work finished each week at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, supporting the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving the visual diff tool.
A new wikitext editing mode is available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices. The 2017 wikitext editor has the same toolbar as the visual editor and can use the citoid service and other modern tools. Go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures to enable the New wikitext mode.
A new visual diff tool is available in VisualEditor's visual mode. You can toggle between wikitext and visual diffs. More features will be added to this later. In the future, this tool may be integrated into other MediaWiki components. 
The team have added multi-column support for lists of footnotes. The
<references /> block can automatically display long lists of references in columns on wide screens. This makes footnotes easier to read. You can request multi-column support for your wiki. 
- The way to switch between the visual editing mode and the wikitext editing mode is now consistent. There is a drop-down menu that shows the two options. This is now the same in desktop and mobile web editing, and inside things that embed editing, such as Flow. 
- The Categories item has been moved to the top of the Page options menu (from clicking on the icon) for quicker access.  There is also now a "Templates used on this page" feature there. 
- You can now create
<chem>tags (sometimes used as
<ce>) for chemical formulas inside the visual editor. 
- Tables can be set as collapsed or un-collapsed. 
- The Special character menu now includes characters for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics and angle quotation marks (‹› and ⟨⟩) . The team thanks the volunteer developer, Tpt. 
- A bug caused some section edit conflicts to blank the rest of the page. This has been fixed. The team are sorry for the disruption. 
- There is a new keyboard shortcut for citations:
Kon a PC, or
Kon a Mac. It is based on the keyboard shortcut for making links, which is
Kon a PC or
Kon a Mac. 
- The VisualEditor team is working with the Community Tech team on a syntax highlighting tool. It will highlight matching pairs of
<ref>tags and other types of wikitext syntax. You will be able to turn it on and off. It will first become available in VisualEditor's built-in wikitext mode, maybe late in 2017. 
- The kind of button used to Show preview, Show changes, and finish an edit will change in all WMF-supported wikitext editors. The new buttons will use OOjs UI. The buttons will be larger, brighter, and easier to read. The labels will remain the same. You can test the new button by editing a page and adding
&ooui=1to the end of the URL, like this: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Sandbox?action=edit&ooui=1 The old appearance will no longer be possible, even with local CSS changes. 
- The outdated 2006 wikitext editor will be removed later this year. It is used by approximately 0.03% of active editors. See a list of editing tools on mediawiki.org if you are uncertain which one you use. 
If you aren't reading this in your preferred language, then please help us with translations! Subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact us directly, so that we can notify you when the next issue is ready. Thank you! User:Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:18, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
Learning Quarterly: May 2017
L&E Newsletter / Volume 4 / Issue 12 / May 2017
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