Note. VisualEditor only shows up in some namespaces, most notably in main namespace (articles) and in user namespace. No talk pages. A good place to play around is in a sandbox in a subpage in your user namespace (User:YourUserName/sandbox3) or this page if you're not logged in. For a sandbox of your own, create it here.
Are there any plans to add VisualEditor to talk pages?
As far as I know, there is still no user-friendly interface for talk pages on Wikipedia. Since the WP:FLOW project was cancelled, are there any plans to enable VisualEditor on Wikipedia's talk pages? Jarble (talk) 22:25, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Welcome to the portal for the VisualEditor, a way of editing Wikipedia being developed by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) that does not require editors to learn wikimarkup. Until VisualEditor, editors had to learn wikimarkup to make most edits. In 2001, this difficulty was acceptable; now, it drives away some contributors. VisualEditor will allow people to edit all pages without having to learn wikitext markup and will hopefully encourage more readers to become editors.
If this were a normal page, I would have slapped a WP:POV on it and ask the author to expand on their contention- and explain that the wlink used does not support the text.I would explain that the correlation illuded to was not causal and the tone was not neutral. There is an aspiration that can now be tested- as time has passed should this be removed- or rewritten giving the results onf the research.
Perhaps this needs to be discussed, and possibly the first sentence kept, and the rest moved to a history section. --ClemRutter (talk) 07:43, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
ClemRutter, amusingly I edited that part just before I saw your comment here. We (the community) have made a some incremental improvements to this page over time. I'm very skeptical of the page's current claim that some people have VE loading faster than the wikitext editor on large pages, though I didn't touch that part. VE is clearly slower in every stats I've seen cited, and on large pages I've hard it crap out with time-out errors after a few minutes of loading.
I just checked how many page views it's getting, I was surprised to see it's over three hundred per day. It might be worth adding more useful information, perhaps including the results of the WMF's research showing that VE provided zero benefit for new users. Unfortunately I'm backlogged on other things at the moment. Alsee (talk) 10:41, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request on 12 August 2017
Please purge the attempted page. Sorry for misunderstanding. I will not try to make it acceptable to Wikipedia. Thank you. Robert Louis Covington (talk) 23:41, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
Hello @Robert Louis Covington:, thank you for your consideration - (possible) autobiographies are generally difficult to write and discouraged on Wikipedia, even when created in good faith. Technically this is the wrong forum for such requests - but to avoid needless bureaucracy I have nominated both of your sandboxes for author-requested deletion nonetheless. If admins agree with this request, your personal information will get removed and be hidden for all non-admins. Hope that helps. GermanJoe (talk) 00:33, 13 August 2017 (UTC)