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EASY way to add new DISAMBIGUATION PAGES

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192.80.65.231 (talkcontribs)

Here is my ONE suggestion, Sumanah: A way to create a new disambiguation page by a simple copy-and-paste (i.e., two steps or less).

In the early days of Wikipedia, there was an intrinsic inclusiveness that arose from the transparency and simplicity of process, AND the elegance and excellence of its content. It was a high-performance system.

Technologists need to serve users, not the other way around.

Warmly, Ryn Miake-Lye ryn AT sciencedriven DOT net

Okeyes (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for this great suggestion :). We're always looking at ways to improve the wiki, and make it easier for outsiders to use. I don't think we've targeted anything specifically at disambiguation pages - we have a very small staff, and from a software point of view, disambig pages are pretty much the same as any other page - but we are developing tools to make editing overall much easier, which should (indirectly) help with disambig pages. Have you seen things like the Visual Editor?

Banaticus (talkcontribs)

If you mean the project currently doomed to failure since it can't parse templates (and it explicitly states that template parsing is so difficult that it's not going to bother implementing that) even though virtually every single English Wikipedia page has at least one template on it if not multiple templates (infoboxes and references), the project that also can't handle simple tables, the project that can only handle really basic stuff that's already in the edit box like bold, italics (which only take a minute to get used to), then yes, I've seen it. I think it's a waste of both time and money.

Apparently, there are now plans to integrate template editing in the Visual Editor. I think it's still unfortunately doomed to failure, because of the gigantic ball of mess that are cite templates. Granted, citations are very important, they keep things legal/moral (no stealing of ideas and avoidance of biography of living person lawsuits, etc.), but they are a seriously serious tangled web (this may seem like hyperbole, but start following the code and see what it does and you'll soon see exactly what I mean).
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