User talk:Okeyes (WMF)

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The Redlink was Bothering Me Yuvipanda (talk) 04:51, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Understandable :P. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 12:49, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Testing[edit]

Hello Okeyes! You created Golden-Crowned Sparrow article for testing as you noted on an edit summary. Can we delete that article now? Cheers, –BruTe 08:04, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Totally; it was for some user tests. Feel free to remove it :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 08:56, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Done it. Thanks for a quick reply. –BruTe 20:37, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

in five years[edit]

Thank you for writing up mediawikiwiki: VisualEditor/Portal/Why / Wikipedia: Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Why.

I think it's great that you're thinking 5 years out, rather than (as I too often do) looking only at short-sighted short-term goals.

One sentence brings up more questions in my mind than it answers:

"if we don't, that graph is going to look a lot worse in five years."

How could you possibly know that? Do you have some knowledge of future events that is going to require us to completely re-think Wikipedia: WP:CRYSTALBALL ?

--DavidCary (talk) 18:50, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Not really; it's the way the trend is going, however. So, ultimately the problem with wikimarkup is not actually a problem with wikimarkup. The complexity of wikimarkup has remained constant (although the complexity of wikipedia articles has definitely risen). The problem is that user expectations from sites have changed - Facebook and other drainers on peoples' time have provided a far more friendly interface than has historically been present on the internet, one that shifts the complexity to the software rather than the end-user. The result is that wikimarkup is completely opposite to what users expect. This is something that's continuing to happen to a greater and greater degree, and I can't see any reason why the trend would reverse. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 20:26, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Help:TemplateData[edit]

Hi,

Would you know why, in the French translation of Help:TemplateData (Help:TemplateData/fr), the texte is more contracted than in the English version? You can see for example at this section.

Thanks by advance for you answer, and regards, Automatik (talk) 21:06, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

I do not! I would advise asking User:guillom, who is both the author of most of our documentation and French, to boot :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 05:36, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Automatik: I suspect this is because the text in the right-side column is longer in French, and therefore squeezes the left-side column. I've increased the maximum width of the document to mitigate this issue. guillom 07:46, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
I improved, it seems to be better now. Thank you. Automatik (talk) 14:14, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Possible bug in VE[edit]

You were one of the people who contacted us regarding the tests of VE, so you get this report from me.

I did a test of VE in the following scenario on my user page here, on Mediawiki, where you can see the result.

I use a highly inflected language (Polish), where inflection is often achieved by adding a suffix to the base word. Therefore we often use the possibility to create a link like this: [[edytor]]em, where suffix is directly attached to the link. I tried to use the same mechanism with VE, highlighting only the base word without the suffix and inserting link by Ctrl-K, in order to save on the editing in the link window. Then, surprisingly enough, VE produced invalid wikicode, inserting a lone closing nowiki tag between the base word and the suffix.

Best regards, Gżdacz (talk) 07:06, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, there isno bug. I did not have enough sleep... Gżdacz (talk) 07:33, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

GUP[edit]

If User:Okeyes (WMF) is deleted, your meta GUP will be more informative. John Vandenberg (talk) 03:15, 6 January 2016 (UTC)