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Include format when copying table cells[edit]

Please consider including formatting—e.g. background, alignment, etc—when copy/pasting cells in a table. It seems easy enough to include the whole content in the cell—e.g. ||align=center style=background:yellow | 243,567 ||—rather than selecting out the text part only—|| align=center style=background:yellow | 243,567 ||. Is it?

Perhaps later, one could also think of implementing paste values and paste format options.

Meaning[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.0 Safari/605.1.15

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Independence_movement_in_Puerto_Rico&action=edit&section=9

It is not obvious what third category of act is implied. Should be reworded.

81.111.181.140 (talk) 18:12, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Editing news 2021 #1[edit]

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Reply tool[edit]

Graph of Reply tool and full-page wikitext edit completion rates
Completion rates for comments made with the Reply tool and full-page wikitext editing. Details and limitations are in this report.

The Reply tool is available at most other Wikipedias.

  • The Reply tool has been deployed as an opt-out preference to all editors at the Arabic, Czech, and Hungarian Wikipedias.
  • It is also available as a Beta Feature at almost all Wikipedias except for the English, Russian, and German-language Wikipedias. If it is not available at your wiki, you can request it by following these simple instructions.

Research notes:

  • As of January 2021, more than 3,500 editors have used the Reply tool to post about 70,000 comments.
  • There is preliminary data from the Arabic, Czech, and Hungarian Wikipedia on the Reply tool. Junior Contributors who use the Reply tool are more likely to publish the comments that they start writing than those who use full-page wikitext editing.[1]
  • The Editing and Parsing teams have significantly reduced the number of edits that affect other parts of the page. About 0.3% of edits did this during the last month.[2] Some of the remaining changes are automatic corrections for Special:LintErrors.
  • Венов дијаграм.svg A large A/B test will start soon.[3] This is part of the process to offer the Reply tool to everyone. During this test, half of all editors at 24 Wikipedias (not including the English Wikipedia) will have the Reply tool automatically enabled, and half will not. Editors at those Wikipeedias can still turn it on or off for their own accounts in Special:Preferences.

New discussion tool[edit]

Screenshot of version 1.0 of the New Discussion Tool prototype.

The new tool for starting new discussions (new sections) will join the Discussion tools in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures at the end of January. You can try the tool for yourself.[4] You can leave feedback in this thread or on the talk page.

Next: Notifications[edit]

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During Talk pages consultation 2019, editors said that it should be easier to know about new activity in conversations they are interested in. The Notifications project is just beginning. What would help you become aware of new comments? What's working with the current system? Which pages at your wiki should the team look at? Please post your advice at mw:Talk:Talk pages project/Notifications.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 01:02, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Issue editing infobox[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_6) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.1.2 Safari/605.1.15

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahia_Shehab?action=edit

I can't seem to manage to update the awards and other information in the inbox. The categories I wish to update do not appear in 'Edit template'. In particular 'Style', Awards and 'Website' need correction.


Erato149 (talk) 17:59, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Preview changes[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0

Cannot preview changes, have to publish changes to see changes.

MahmudR666 (talk) 19:08, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Screen Shot of latest Budgie Desktop not uploading[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.0.2 Safari/605.1.15

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budgie_(desktop_environment)?action=edit or Screenshot of budgie not up

Aryan-l (talk) 09:56, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

missing "insert tags" function[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4400.8 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates/Wie_sch%C3%B6n_leuchtet_der_Morgenstern,_BWV_1/archive1?veaction=editsource&section=7#Comments_from_Mirokado

In the normal editor, there is the opportunity to add things like strikethrough tags either side of selected text. Either that is missing, or too difficult to find.

Mirokado (talk) 19:20, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

No changes recognised with dab link helper[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4400.8 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Hancock?veaction=editsource

I have just used the dab link helper context menu (I think from the popups addon?) and with the visual editor, no change is recognised so the "Publish your changes" button is greyed out. I resolved the dab link manually, but thinking about it I could probably have added and removed a space to wake that button up.

Mirokado (talk) 15:51, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

CORONA CA[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; CrOS x86_64 13597.66.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.109 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Salinas_High_School&action=edit

2600:6C52:477F:7187:E814:2B3A:FBAC:7367 (talk) 18:39, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

BUDDY MIZE BOWLING[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_6) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.0.1 Safari/605.1.15

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_birds_of_Florida&action=edit

2601:805:8500:6F40:3D77:E5A5:DAC:C4E6 (talk) 20:41, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

this is now allwoing me to publish, all my hard work :'([edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.150 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1996_California_Proposition_218&action=edit

MarutiUmrao (talk) 12:13, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

Random references in the wrong place[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.150 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Serendipity82021/sandbox?action=edit&section=12&veswitched=1#External_links

6 random references keep appearing at the end of my article and I can't get rid of them. PLease could you help?

Thanks

Serendipity82021 (talk) 16:00, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Template data[edit]

Said to ask here. Adding template data for the Template:xt, but it keeps throwing an error?

<templatedata> { "description": "Changes text to a green, serif font to show a good example. Do not use this template in a mainspace article", "params": { "1": { "label": "Text" "description": "Text to show as a good example", "type": "unknown" }, "2": { "label": "Tooltip", "description": "Use if desired text cannot be edited. Displays a pop-up tooltip instead", "type": "unkown" } } } </templatedata>

I can't chang from select cells to select contents mode[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 11; SM-T875) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.181 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Deidonata/sandbox?action=edit&veswitched=1&oldid=1007932434

Deidonata (talk) 22:59, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

How do I edit the name[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_6) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.0.3 Safari/605.1.15

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bahrani_people&action=edit

193.188.99.116 (talk) 06:59, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

I am unable to change the main heading[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.190 Safari/537.36

There is a minor editing to the heading. The word Islamic must be added. i.e Islamic calendar month

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan_(calendar_month)?action=edit&veswitched=1

Ahmedumar2000 (talk) 07:22, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Deleting the page[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; rv:86.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/86.0

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Mucizeler_Kursu?action=edit

I want to delete this page that I created. I don't need it any more.

GodConnection (talk) 16:54, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

I do I get the visual editor to come back on?[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/89.0.4389.72 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wilkie?action=edit

FlagItem (talk) 22:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

how to[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 11_2_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.192 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Komal_Rao?action=how to check that my page appoved or not?

Komal Rao 12:10, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Will Note Publish Changes -Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 404)[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.182 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Draft:Hereditary_Society_Community_of_the_United_States_of_America&action=edit#History

No matter what I do, I get a message:

Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 404)

when trying to Publish my changes. Not sure why . Everything seems fine.

Barrychoward (talk) 02:43, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

font size?[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/89.0.4389.82 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Papez_circuit&action=edit

how do I enlarge the font i want to read?

158.222.89.230 (talk) 14:39, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

jlj.uilbfgoghkbgajhsbjygnuyeughakyalfl[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; CrOS x86_64 13729.45.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/89.0.4389.82 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Typing&action=edit&section=12 nhoaoniuanjdnouhcnohaj uhdpj uispuihpushpihpiuhspiuhpuihpisupiajanohbaxubbhbhhdhbbcaahbahkjnjiuahjihapujdivnfdboohoyaufghyagyggogdbhgyufbjgouse

2603:6081:7240:71:94BA:330:DA5E:FA6B (talk) 21:37, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

General question, sorry[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/89.0.4389.82 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Free_area_of_the_Republic_of_China&action=edit&section=2

This isn't exactly a software thing, just a request for a place to give suggestions for a page. I thought there was a talk or discussion page for each article? Point being, it might be "politically correct" to also add the Simplified (PRC Chinese characters) Chinese words for each term.

KurtmanJones (talk) 05:06, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

@KurtmanJones: The best place for general questions is here: Wikipedia:Help desk.

As for discussion pages (called talk pages) - if you're on desktop, then at the top left of every page there should be a tab that says "Talk" (to the right of "Article"). For mobile, you have to manually type in Talk: followed by the article name in the search bar (it's a pain). The one you want is here: Talk:Free_area_of_the_Republic_of_China

Cheers, Fredlesaltique (talk) 06:49, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

need button for redirect[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/89.0.4389.90 Safari/537.36

where is the button to add a redirect? please add to the toolbar, please. thanks!

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Golden_Age_of_England&action=edit&redlink=1

Sm8900 (talk) 14:16, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Cursor off by a line[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 11_2_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/89.0.4389.90 Safari/537.36

When editing using the new source editor, my cursor appears a line above the actual text I am editing, which is proving to be quite annoying.

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_politicians_who_switched_parties_in_office?veaction=editsource&section=1#List

WMSR (talk) 19:20, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Tables[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_6) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.0.3 Safari/605.1.15

How can you make the table bigger

90.251.222.34 (talk) 00:43, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Bug report VisualEditor
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Anhy999 (talk) 09:15, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Not immediately clear how to re-start editing[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_6) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.0.3 Safari/605.1.15

I made some edits, they were wrong. I wanted to restart editing from the current revision so I left edit mode, and reentered it. But my changes were recovered. I didn't notice this at first and was confused searching for text that I deleted in my edit.

I still don't see a way to quickly restart my edits from the current revision, so I'm writing this feedback and then I'll go figure it out.

Akeosnhaoe (talk) 02:50, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Bug report VisualEditor
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2001:44C8:4207:59FC:1:2:BCF2:9D84 (talk) 06:31, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Moment[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/80.0.3987.99 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Kala_montan&action=edit

Kala montan (talk) 04:11, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 404)[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_6) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.0.3 Safari/605.1.15

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Draft:GirlTrek&action=edit&section=3 I can't publish my changes and I don't know what to do

HLC BRAND (talk) 22:02, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Publish not working[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 11_0_1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/89.0.4389.114 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:The_Wanted?action=edit

I cannot publish my draft changes.

Melissa Rada (talk) 14:45, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Perhaps because this has been renamed as Draft:The Wanted (Canadian band)? ϢereSpielChequers 10:58, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Draft lost[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?action=edit&preload=Template%3AAfc+preload%2Fdraft&editintro=Template%3AAfC+draft+editintro&title=Draft:Tone_tags&create=Create+new+article+draft

I had references, written a ton, ton, ton of the article, condensed closed tabs, research in to here.

Tab crashed. Everything lost. This is quite high negative motivation. I'm just not doing the article now.

Where the heck is auto-saving, or even saving drafts?

Jtagcat (talk) 22:01, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

top writers[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.85 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Pakistani_children%27s_writers?action=edit

110.37.220.10 (talk) 05:33, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Edit Confusion[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XXXTentacion?action=edit

This is a minor edit, so it probably won't matter much, but the way that Ty Dolla $ign is listed as an associated artist is kind of off, i was trying to fix the formatting of it but every time I try to the infobox just disappears.

4TheLuvOfFax (talk) 03:42, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

My draft is gone[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Draft:Anjeza_Angie_Gega&action=edit&redlink=1

HolisticSamPanther (talk) 19:33, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

how to remove the Draft: from the title of the article?[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Snakii?action=edit&veswitched=1&oldid=1021337999

SnakiiOfficiel (talk) 05:33, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Talk back[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; TECNO KC6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/74.0.3729.136 Mobile Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Draft:Yasmin_sayyid&action=edit

Peacemukami (talk) 11:59, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

wiki blocking me[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:88.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/88.0

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?action=edit&preload=Template%3AAfc+preload%2Fdraft&editintro=Template%3AAfC+draft+editintro&title=Draft:Chinland_Defense_Force&create=Create+new+article+draft

Mohammad Singh (talk) 05:46, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

lfjv-djy bvpskk e3jcodjhb psowh[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36 Edg/90.0.818.56

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Barelvi&action=edit

188.54.14.120 (talk) 19:22, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

mxmxxkx[edit]

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36

URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANISH_THANGAMUTHU?action=edit

ANISH Official (talk) 16:36, 12 May 2021 (UTC)