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Nomination for deletion of Module:Video game dabEdit

 Module:Video game dab has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the module's entry on the Templates for discussion page. * Pppery * it has begun... 17:11, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-34Edit

20:40, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

WhitespaceEdit

I just read through the diff at COVID-19 for the last couple of day, and your efforts to normalize the whitespace made it particularly long. I appreciate the other fixes, but I could have lived without the whitespace changes. Could I gently discourage you from doing that (in either direction) in the future, specifically on long and busy articles? WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:27, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

  • Normalizing the whitespace in citations makes the citations much easier to read for doing maintenance on them, and aside from muddying the diffs, it's quite harmless. I'm sorry that it made the diff harder to read this time around, but as a large change it's a one-off that makes the article more internally consistent. I'll keep your request in mind—I really appreciate the work you do and I don't want to be a bother—but I'd prefer to keep this tool in my toolbox. {{Nihiltres |talk |edits}} 16:30, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
    I don't think it makes the wikitext any easier to read for myself, but obviously you do, and others might agree with you. In that particular article, I think that most of the refs will need to be replaced anyway, so I wouldn't have bothered re-formatting them.
    Next month will be the six-month anniversary of Italy declaring its lockdown, and I'm hoping that we'll see some good secondary sources appear then. WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:18, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-35Edit

17:59, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #4Edit

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The number of comments posted with the Reply Tool from March through June 2020. People used the Reply Tool to post over 7,400 comments with the tool.

The Reply tool has been available as a Beta Feature at the Arabic, Dutch, French and Hungarian Wikipedias since 31 March 2020. The first analysis showed positive results.

  • More than 300 editors used the Reply tool at these four Wikipedias. They posted more than 7,400 replies during the study period.
  • Of the people who posted a comment with the Reply tool, about 70% of them used the tool multiple times. About 60% of them used it on multiple days.
  • Comments from Wikipedia editors are positive. One said, أعتقد أن الأداة تقدم فائدة ملحوظة؛ فهي تختصر الوقت لتقديم رد بدلًا من التنقل بالفأرة إلى وصلة تعديل القسم أو الصفحة، التي تكون بعيدة عن التعليق الأخير في الغالب، ويصل المساهم لصندوق التعديل بسرعة باستخدام الأداة. ("I think the tool has a significant impact; it saves time to reply while the classic way is to move with a mouse to the Edit link to edit the section or the page which is generally far away from the comment. And the user reaches to the edit box so quickly to use the Reply tool.")[5]

The Editing team released the Reply tool as a Beta Feature at eight other Wikipedias in early August. Those Wikipedias are in the Chinese, Czech, Georgian, Serbian, Sorani Kurdish, Swedish, Catalan, and Korean languages. If you would like to use the Reply tool at your wiki, please tell User talk:Whatamidoing (WMF).

The Reply tool is still in active development. Per request from the Dutch Wikipedia and other editors, you will be able to customize the edit summary. (The default edit summary is "Reply".) A "ping" feature is available in the Reply tool's visual editing mode. This feature searches for usernames. Per request from the Arabic Wikipedia, each wiki will be able to set its own preferred symbol for pinging editors. Per request from editors at the Japanese and Hungarian Wikipedias, each wiki can define a preferred signature prefix in the page MediaWiki:Discussiontools-signature-prefix. For example, some languages omit spaces before signatures. Other communities want to add a dash or a non-breaking space.

New requirements for user signaturesEdit

  • The new requirements for custom user signatures began on 6 July 2020. If you try to create a custom signature that does not meet the requirements, you will get an error message.
  • Existing custom signatures that do not meet the new requirements will be unaffected temporarily. Eventually, all custom signatures will need to meet the new requirements. You can check your signature and see lists of active editors whose custom signatures need to be corrected. Volunteers have been contacting editors who need to change their custom signatures. If you need to change your custom signature, then please read the help page.

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Next, the team will be working on a tool for quickly and easily starting a new discussion section to a talk page. To follow the development of this new tool, please put the New Discussion Tool project page on your watchlist.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:48, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-36Edit

20:08, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2020-37Edit

15:59, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2020Edit





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Tech News: 2020-38Edit

16:18, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

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21:26, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

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21:23, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2020-41Edit

16:24, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-42Edit

15:23, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: September 2020Edit





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  • Brazil report: Wikidata birthday celebrations, Wiki Loves Monuments, new partnerships and more!
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Tech News: 2020-43Edit

16:29, 19 October 2020 (UTC)