I love this feature. Are there any plans to allow wikis to extend the functionality to articles outside the main namespace? I'm thinking particularly of the Wikipedia namespace on Wikipedia. When reading documents on Wikipedia policy, I often encounter "the core problem of users needing to open multiple tabs to gain an understanding of a word or concept within the context of the subject they are reading" - i.e. that issue that Page Previews so effectively solves in the main namespace. A preview would be especially helpful for the common case where a link uses a non-obvious shortcut, e.g. WP:WPEDIT because WP:GLC therefore WP:PSCI and WP:AWW...
About this board
Page Previews solves the core problem of users opening multiple tabs to gain an understanding of a word in the context of the subject they are reading. Whenever a reader hovers over a link to another article, a short summary of the subject, including its graphical image, is provided to them so they can decide whether they need to visit that subject more fully before continuing the current subject.
Please give us feedback on your experience using this feature so we can change and improve it. Each language is welcome in this discussion!
You can read more about the feature here.
- All issues with potential work attached to them tracked here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/765/
Page Previews for the Wikipedia: namespace?
Hm, I think this would be up to the community to decide. If a project decided this was something they wanted the we could discuss the application.
A way of permanently disabling Page Preview?
It keeps coming back and I don't want it!
Why not provide a way of permanently turning this annoyance off?
- I dont want to turn off Java. Why should I have to?
- It's got nothing to do with the cache or browser settings etc.. The damned thing just keeps resetting itself!
If you disable it, the setting should be kept in your browser's local storage. (screenshot). If you're using a private window, or if you're clearing your browser's local storage (perhaps via a privacy-extension), it will reset. Otherwise it should be permanent.
If it's not working for you, and you don't match either of those circumstances, please tell us what browser & operating system (win/mac/etc) you are using, list any privacy-related browser-extensions you use, and if possible explain how you can reliably reproduce the bug (i.e. what steps you follow after which it spontaneously resets). Thanks.
Preview image selected on Wikivoyage
Can the logic of which image is selected be controlled? What is the current logic for preview image selection? In English Wikivoyage it is taking the first image given in a listing template. This may be the first point of interest in the See section but more often than not will be the airport or train station in the Get in section, or even the tourist information office in Understand section. Would be better if it used the first image on the page or the Wikidata image, or even cropped version of the page banned. To see example go to region pages for Ohrid or Frankfurt.
It uses whatever Extension:PageImages gives it.
For example if you preview "United States", that triangle that point to the link make the flag/image not center. I think it should be removed
Page previews & SRF datatables format
not sure whether this has been discussed already - but obviously page previews are not working in a result table of SRF datatables format.
Is this a known issue or am I doing something wrong?
PHP: 7.1.19-nmm1 (fpm-fcgi)
Hi, I am facing the same issue, do you have any updates?
permanent preview picture
how can i get permanent preview picture for list table
Restoring default settings turns it off for new users
This feature is on by default for new users, but if the user clicks the "Restore all default settings (in all sections)" link, it actually turns the feature off. I don't know if this is intended behaviour but I just noticed it and thought I'd mention it.
Problematic image previews on election page suggesting a potentially wider problem
The preview for this page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next_New_Zealand_general_election (can be previewed from "Next" on this page for example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_general_election,_2017)
shows an image of a leader of one specific political party. It is problematic for the preview to show one leader over another in an electoral race that has not begun and and is not decided. Presumably there are similar instances of electoral decisions or democratic debates where the image should be carefully moderated to avoid associating the Wiki article with one or other side or prejudicing the impression of the page before it is opened.
There is a Phabricator task to allow more control over what image (if any) is selected, however I don't believe there is currently any way to directly control this.
I have moved the infobox and all of the images out of the lead section. It's a pretty crappy workaround, but it should fix the problem for this article for the moment. Other articles are going to run into the same problem though.
Cool, I noticed your edit. Is there a way to bring this issue to wider attention? I think it is something that will be manipulated.
Already done :)
I posted the issue to English Village Pump. It will get plenty of attention there. However this is really a global issue. Getting the message out to other languages wouldn't be easy.
Broken and distracting
Page Preview is completely broken on an iOS device where it won't go away and even when it works as expected it's distracting, covers up what I'm reading and depending on how link laden the page is I have to be very careful how I scroll to avoid distraction.
I appreciate there is a way to disable it but it requires disabling it on all devices. If you at least have away to set it to disabled via a URL parameter then that will make it easier to share across multiple devices and it's a non-issue if the cookie eventually gets expired or culled.
You have the answer for everyone right there in Reference Tips. You allow THE USER to decide how they want to interact. They can choose to Hover or Click.
Page Preview you give the user no choice - it's either off or on.
I hate them. It's the most intrusive reading experience I've ever had on any web page. And how do you turn it off? By interacting with the very thing you want to go away. Just terrible.
Again. Why? Why can't I have the ability to click on it if I do want to use it?