Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Usability

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Disabling of preference for wikieditor[edit]

A patch has been merged into mediawiki which removes the preference for enabling/disabling the WikiEditor and enables it for all by default. A discussion regarding this is ongoing at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Disabling_of_preference_for_wikieditor. All users are requested to comment.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 08:24, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

RFC on image categorisation[edit]

The RFC at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Categories#Image_categorisation is of some interest to this WikiProject. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 13:31, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Text on category pages[edit]

The usability of some category pages id under discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Categorization#Text on category pages. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 01:01, 12 June 2012 (UTC)


I've removed the {{historical}} tag from Wikipedia:WikiProject Usability/Color, per the archived discussion. I don't remember what perspective I was bringing to that original decision to tag it as such (in 2006). I'm sure my intentions were great! Probably related to other pages duplicating the information, in a more high-traffic (more visible, and likely to be used) location?

Anyway, these appear to be the current guidelines regarding color. Any efforts should be towards aligning them, and minimizing redundancies. -- Quiddity (talk) 23:25, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Potential collaboration/taskforce/WikiProject[edit]

Gauging interest I am posting the same message to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Images and Media, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Usability, and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Accessibility to see if there is interest in a collaboration regarding adding subtitles to audio. Recently, the TimedText namespace became active and I decided to test it out with two subtitles: for File:Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day.ogg and TimedText:They_Are_Night_Zombies!! for File:They Are Night Zombies!! - Sufjan Stevens - clip.ogg (someone else has created TimedText:Bjö for File:Björk - Mutual Core sample.ogg as well.) I also worked with Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs) to create {{Subtitles}} and categorize audio files with subtitles. This leaves 7,087 audio and video files which lack subtitles (note that not all need them as some have no spoken audio.) Does anyone want to help me? —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:18, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:User Advocacy[edit]

Folks watching this page may be interested in the Wikipedia:User Advocacy effort. --RA () 22:20, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

UX job openings at WMF[edit]

Hi, There are currently some job openings in the WMF's UX team, that I thought might be of interest to someone here, or you might know someone to nudge. Hope that helps. :) Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 01:55, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:58, 14 January 2015 (UTC)