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Blazyb (talkcontribs)

I have a page on 9738 words and 73074 characters.

VE loads to 100% (pretty quickly) and stops there and nothing happens.

When I trimmed it down to around 50k characters it worked.

Sounds like there is a limitation somewhere that restricts this?

Any ideas?

Blazyb (talkcontribs)

Problem identified: It was a thumbnail that VisualEditor cannot parse. Why is that?

Blazyb (talkcontribs)

Error msg:

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @Blazyb. Is this on a private wiki? Is the image present on the local wiki, or pulled from somewhere else?

Blazyb (talkcontribs)

Yes, this is a private wiki. The image is present on the local wiki yes, it is uploaded through the "Upload file" page. And checking the images folder I can see the files there.

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NehalDaveND (talkcontribs)

Please help me and guide me I have 800+ table to put in sa.wikipedia. and this problem makes that work hard. ~~~~

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This sounds like the problem reported with Excel at

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Slowking4 (talkcontribs)

there has been ongoing debate about using pay-walled references.

is there thought of integrating the Open Access button into the "generate references" feature ?

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Interesting idea. What would such a button do? Replace the link with an OA version? Add it as an alternative/archive URL?

Ocaasi (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I think there would be an additional icon/link next to each reference. Each would be preloaded to send a query to OA Button inputting that citation information into an OA Button request for access.

Ocaasi (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That would be so cool.

Slowking4 (talkcontribs)

yes, let's say you input a doi, and it gave you link to a paywall; is there a way to integrate an OA search in the generate function to also link to OA source? the doi field would link to paywall and url field link to OA source, per the template:cite journal on english

or have a button / bot to search OA for existing references?

a lot of coding, but it would go a way to counter criticism, by saying "we are minimizing paywalls by linking to all possible OA sources"

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Disable VE for specified pages/categories?

Jamesmontalvo3 (talkcontribs)

Is there a way to specify that a page or category does NOT use VE? We have certain pages that are handled by Semantic Forms or are for other reasons not very VE-compatible, and we'd like to remove VE as an option for them.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I've wished for this myself, but VisualEditor cannot be disabled for (or enabled on) specific pages. It can only be configured per namespace.

Jamesmontalvo3 (talkcontribs)

The VE edit link can be removed pretty easily with javascript by doing:


This is of course not ideal, but we may end up creating a small extension to allow certain categories, or pages with a particular magic word, not show the VE edit button.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

But wouldn't that Javascript remove VisualEditor from all pages, rather than just the one? And if that's your goal, then why not just go to Special:Preferences and turn it off?

Krenair (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That won't prevent veaction=edit from working.

Jamesmontalvo3 (talkcontribs)

@Krenair (WMF) Correct, that will not prevent VE from working. My need for this is simply not to put an "edit" link on a page where VE wouldn't be the optimal editor.

@Whatamidoing (WMF) Yes, just that line would remove VE from all pages. Sorry, my intent was unclear. With additional logic you could do that just for pages you don't want VE (check for categories, check for magic words, etc).

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Since you're talking about a private wiki, could you move the pages that VisualEditor doesn't handle well into a different namespace?

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