Talk:Reading/Web/Advanced mobile contributions

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This discussion page is for comments, feedback, and thoughts on the work to improve contribution tools on mobile web.

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Theleekycauldron (talkcontribs)

when I use the reply tool, it leaves a space between the previous discussion and the new comment; that contravenes enwiki style guidelines for accessibility. Can the gap be removed? Thanks!

Reply to "en:WP:LISTGAP" (talkcontribs)

On mobile there is no way to edit whole page, main edit open lead in edit mode. I was told that mobile app has this option. Why no adding it to mobile version. Jcubic

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BoldLuis (talkcontribs)

I can not use translation tool in mobile contribution (in Wikipedia). (talkcontribs)

Pourquoi ?

BoldLuis (talkcontribs)
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Moderator Tools - Content moderation on mobile web

Samwalton9 (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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LittleGun (talkcontribs)

When using Advanced mobile contributions, and VisualEditor mode, and pressing "Edit" at an section title, only that section becoms editable. In Desktop-version hitting "Edit", the whole article is editable, but the summary field is marked with the section number and input marker is placed at chosen section.

I like that feature with the desktopversion. With Wikitext I can understand you want to separate because it may be a lot of code.

Is this difference chosen on purpose?

Also it is not at all possible to get an full article editable, only either the intro or any section, rest of the article is not even shown. When clicking the very top "Edit" or "Edit source" only the intro becomes editable. So have VisualEditor or Wiki-code never worked.

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Category display format

Summary by MSY-07

Because support has already ended.

MSY-07 (talkcontribs)

A few months ago, the category display format was updated to show all categories. However, I found it easier to read in a display format that only displayed the previous category buttons.

Is it possible to revert to the previous display format?

Dylsss (talkcontribs)

That feature was removed as a part of phab:T246049. It is not possible to revert it.

Displaying categories without Advanced mode settings

Summary by MSY-07

Because there is no way at the moment.

MSY-07 (talkcontribs)

A few months ago, categories were displayed without having to set up Advanced mode. However, now the categories are not displayed unless the Advanced mode is set. In this case, readers who are not logged in to Wikipedia cannot use the category.

Is there a way to display categories without setting Advanced mode?

Muslim789 (talkcontribs)

Advanced mode is providing easy access to talk pages, history pages, user tools, and other editing tools. Muslim789 (talk) 17:15, 21 November 2021 (UTC)


Moddy004 (talkcontribs)


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AdrianWikiEditor (talkcontribs)
OVasileva (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @AdrianWikiEditor - we had some discussions on whether to add Special:Preferences to AMC mode. We initially decided against it as many of the settings in Preferences control the desktop experience, while the settings in the current settings menu are mobile-focused. However, we can see how having access to both could be useful. I'm wondering if you could tell us some more on how you would use Special:Preferences on mobile?

AdrianWikiEditor (talkcontribs)

Hey @OVasileva (WMF): , Thanks for the update, 7 months later.. I understand how you'd like the settings different depending on what device your using. I'd suggest adding the normal mobile settings, then have some sort of clickable word link that says "Advanced Settings". That way, both normal, and advanced users can tweak to there liking. I'd find a use because sometimes your not always with your computer and want to change something on your phone.

AHollender (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hey @AdrianWikiEditor, can you explain your thinking/need for wanting access to Special:Preferences from your phone in more detail? You mentioned "I'd find a use because sometimes your not always with your computer and want to change something on your phone." Which desktop preference specifically do you want to be able to control from your phone, and why? I think it's helpful to clarify the need as specifically as possible so we can understand the workflow and also discuss possible solutions.

AdrianWikiEditor (talkcontribs)

@AHollender (WMF) While I would say all of tabs, the one I am mainly focused on using the "User profile" tab. It feels so cross platform with all the ways it used depending on what platform it is. They have features such as the ability to change ones password, change in signature exc, and not so much the font style or other computer exclusive platforms.

AHollender (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@AdrianWikiEditor thanks for clarifying; that makes sense to me. I've opened a task here ( which is a prompt for us to investigate this further. It would be useful to talk with some developers as well as other editors to form an understanding of the cost/benefit of this feature, as well as what other preferences might make sense to expose on mobile. I very much value and appreciate your feedback.

On another note, have you had a chance to try out the Advanced Mobile Contributions mode yet? It will be released on in a week or two, however it's currently available on Spanish, Indonesian, Arabic, Persian, Italian, Thai, and Japanese.

Ainz Ooal Gown (talkcontribs)

@AHollender (WMF): Thanks for deploying it on English Wikipedia. It's awesome.:) I noticed that sidebar is missing some important links like RecentChanges, New page Patrol, Pending Changes etc. I would love to have these links in mobile sidebar.

AHollender (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Masumrezarock100 I'm glad you like the feature : ) Regarding additional links in the sidebar main menu — thanks for bringing that up. Firstly, a link to Recent changes will appear in the sidebar main menu after tomorrow's deployment (and it links to a nice, mobile-friendly version of recent changes). Secondly, the reason why we didn't include links to even more pages is because many special pages unfortunately still don't display well on mobile. If there are pages you think are popular advanced editors, and they display well on mobile, then there's a chance we could add them.

Lastly I'll mention that we hope at some point in the future to allow wikis to configure that menu as they wish, such that they can choose which links show up there. However we don't have plans to enable that as of now.

Ainz Ooal Gown (talkcontribs)

@AHollender (WMF): Thanks for the deployment of new RecentChanges. I guess you are right about the special pages. NewPagesPatrol isn't optimized for mobile at all. Page Curation tool don't even load. A question, is it possible to configure side menu using user JavaScripts?

Ainz Ooal Gown (talkcontribs)

Feature request: Short descriptions and page assessment rating. I would love to see short descriptions beneath page titles.

AdrianWikiEditor (talkcontribs)

@AHollender (WMF) I have not. I am excited for it to be in English and thank you for opening a task. I'll try to actively participate in it as well.

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Xaosflux (talkcontribs)
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