Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2017-12-18/Technology report

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Your wish lists and more Wikimedia tech: Including improved blocking tools, new user scripts, and the latest technical news.


Improving Kartographer (part of the Maps project) was the community's top technical wish.

This is what we wished for

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Your wish lists and more Wikimedia tech

The 2017 Community Wishlist Survey results are now in. The top ten wishes, which the Community Tech team will work to address next year, are:

Full results are available on Meta.

Blocking tools consultation

The Wikimedia Foundation's Anti-Harassment Tools team is discussing new blocking tools and improvements to existing blocking tools in December 2017. Tool development work will commence in early 2018.

You can help by share your ideas on the discussion page or send an email to the Anti-Harassment Tools team. The team also wants to know about any previous discussions related to blocking tools.

In brief

New user scripts to customise your Wikipedia experience

Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community: 2017 #48, #49, & #50. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available on Meta.

  • Recent changes
  • Future changes
    • Octicons-tools.svg Almost 170 wikis with no high-priority errors in Linter categories will switch to use the Remex parsing library. This is to replace Tidy. A few larger wikis such as German and Italian Wikipedia will also make this switch. It will happen on 5 December. Other wikis will be recommended to switch soon when they have fixed the errors that must be fixed. Tidy will be removed in the middle of 2018. [13][14]
    • The Community Liaisons team at the Wikimedia Foundation is looking for active tech ambassadors. This is to make sure the Wikimedia communities get all the information they need about new features and can be involved in the technical development. [15]

Installation code

  1. ^ Copy the following code, click here, then paste:
    importScript( 'User:Lourdes/Backlinks.js' ); // Backlink: User:Lourdes/Backlinks.js
  2. ^ Copy the following code, click here, then paste:
    importScript( 'User:Enterprisey/undo-last-edit.js' ); // Backlink: User:Enterprisey/undo-last-edit.js